Genevieve Oettel-Mauser, nee Sewell, 90, of Belleville, IL, born December 24, 1921, in Cairo, IL, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Mauser retired from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL. She served her country in the U.S. Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during World War II as a medical and surgical technician.
Genevieve was preceded in death by her first husband, Max P. Oettel; her second husband of 24 years, Kenneth Mauser, whom she married January 13, 1962, and who died March 23, 1986; her parents, Oscar and Elda, nee Crippen, Sewell; four sisters, Doris Cebulske, Alice McDaniel, Linda Joergensen, and JoEtta Mitchell; and three brothers, James R. “Bud” Sewell, Russell “Butchie” Sewell, and Murray Sewell.
Surviving are two step-children, David Mauser of Belleville, IL,
and Judy A. Steahle of Swansea, IL;
two grandchildren, Michael (Kim) Seiler and Amy Davidson;
five sisters, Patsy Poole of Belleville, IL,
Sharon Ponzler of Trenton, IL,
Joyce Kocot of Albers, IL,
and Carole Herzig and Joan Rasekrans, both of Freeburg, IL;
a sister-in-law, Sandy Sewell of Manchester, PA;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of all other gifts, memorials may be made to TIP Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2012, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Glen Greenwood officiating.
Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.