The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

April 22, 2014

Genevieve Sandegren

OTTUMWA — Genevieve I. Sandegren, 85, of Ottumwa, died at 3:05 p.m. April 21, 2014, at The Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

She was born April 11, 1929, in Iowa City to Floyd and Velma Martinache Wells. She married John Sandegren on June 21, 1947. He preceded her in death on September 8, 1994.

A 1947 graduate of Urbandale High School, Genevieve enjoyed antiquing, gardening and quilting.

She and her husband owned and operated John Sandegren Heating & Air Conditioning, and she worked for Ottumwa Housing Authority for 25 years before she retired.

Genevieve was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her children, Deborah (Wayne) Argo of Mt. Pleasant, John (Diana) Sandegren of Ottumwa, Joe (Barb) Sandegren of Agency and Jim Sandegren of Ottumwa; five grandsons, Russ Argo, Eric (Marty Marie) Sandegren, Jacob (Shana) Sandegren, Jared Miller, Cody Sandegren and a granddaughter, Annie Argo; three great-grandsons, Henry, Hunter and Oscar Sandegren; two great-granddaughters, Kayleigh Sandegren and Courtney Olney; two sisters, Shirley Smallwood of Clarendon, N.C. and Jackie (Jim) Acree of Olathe, Kan.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rose Sandegren; a grandson, Nicholas Argo; two sisters, Sharon Weist and Joanne Thompson.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Mathew Andersen officiating. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

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