GRAETTINGER - Services for Genevieve G. Kulow 82 of Graettinger, Iowa will be Monday 10:30 a.m. April 1, 2013 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graett-inger. Burial will be in St. Jacob's Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 4 to 8 with prayer service at 7:30 all at the church. Visitation will continue on Monday one hour prior to services. The Fort Dodge Funeral and Cremation Service, Historic Bruce Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Genevieve Gertrude Leduc , daughter of William and Gladys (Rhoades) Leduc was born October 6, 1930 at her grandparents' farm east of Graettinger, Iowa. She attended one-room country schools and Graettinger High School. Genny married Elroy Alfred Kulow on August 25, 1947 in Jackson, Minnesota and later had this union blessed at Immaculate Conception Parish. After Elroy returned from the service, the couple made their home in Graettinger, Iowa. .
The couple loved to dance and play cards with other couples in town. They also went on many fishing trips "up north" at Black Duck, Minnesota with Arlin and Roberta Kulow. Elroy and Genny were very active members in the community and were named Grand Marshalls in the Graettinger Labor Day Parade in 1995. Elroy passed away on September 20, 2002. Genny continued to live at her home in Graettinger where all seven children were raised. Genevieve Gertrude Kulow passed away at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville on March 27, 2013
Genny is survived by her seven children; Steve Kulow of Estherville, Tim (Joy) Kulow of Fort Dodge, Shelly (Roger) Schmitt of Graettinger, Tammy (Don) Bonner of Estherville, Jackie (Jim) Thoreson of Lakefield, Julie Bonner of Estherville, and Kathy (Rod) Foster of Armstrong. Genny was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers William Leduc of Graettinger, Willis (Jean) Leduc of West Moreland, TN; two sister-in-laws, Roberta Kulow of Graettinger, Leona Simington of Spirit Lake; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Genny is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elroy; sister, Marie Anderson; son-in-law, Rick Bonner; brother-in-law, Arlin Kulow; sisters-in-law, Bernice Weems and Anita Stigman.