Obituaries: Genevieve “Genny” Rose (Gerein) German

1942 ~ 2022 (age 80)

In loving Memory of Genny German who passed away on Wednesday, November 30th 2022 at the age of 80 years. Beloved wife of Steve German, and mother of Miles (Michelle), Dale, Kevin, and Melinda.

A private memorial service will be held for for Genny.

Genevieve Rose German – June 4, 1942 – November 30, 2022

Genevieve Rose German, known as Genny, to her family and friends, was born on June 4th, 1942 in Scott, Saskatchewan (SK).

She was raised on the farm in Grill Lake, SK where she would fondly tell stories of growing up, living off the land and being entertained by family and close neighbours. She went to school at Prairie Flats School (Kerrobert District) and remembered long cold rides to school in the cutter in winter or on horse back in summer.

When Genny was a teenager she moved to Unity, SK to attend high school. She boarded with a favorite Aunt Mary Lauinger and Mary and her family always held a special place in her heart. Those early years in Unity were special for Genny and her adventures continued when she went to work at the Sifto Salt Plant just outside of Unity. During this period she honed her skill as a champion bowler with the ‘Sifto Kids’ team. She proudly displayed her trophies for years and often reflected on how special this time was.

Genny loved music and to dance which led to her meeting the love or her life. One night at a local community dance she met a handsome young man named Steve German and on January 2, 1963, they were married. For years after, at family weddings and celebrations, you would see the special bond between Steve and Genny as they moved on the dance floor as one. Her children would often witness their love of dance when a polka would come on the radio and Steve would sweep Genny off her feet.

Genny and Steve had four children and moved around in their early years as Steve perfected his skill as a general contractor building houses. In 1974, they moved to Kindersley, SK where Steve and Genny built a successful construction company building many homes in Kindersley and the surrounding area. They were so well known for the quality of their homes that Genny never fully unpacked their belongings because someone would always want to buy the house they lived in. Their own family lived in a new house ever year for many years. However, their real passion was farming and raising their children in a country setting the way they were raised. They bought their first farm in the early 1970’s and finally moved to the country in the 1980’s to raise their family and live their dream, eventually building their ideal home. Genny was finally able to unpack everything. Again, as a farm wife Genny’s hard work and dedication shone through as they built a successful farming operation together.

Genny’s entire life was dedicated to her family and friends. She was everyone’s greatest cheerleader, and she would never back down from a challenge. She would always put her family’s needs before her own and her greatest joy was the life she and Steve built for their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Never having idle hands, Genny enjoyed many activities in her spare time. In the summer Genny loved tending to her yard and flowers and the trees she planted from seedlings. Quilting, crocheting, baking, Wednesday afternoon ladies bowling and watching curling were favourite pastimes during the winter. The quilts she made will be forever enjoyed and cherished by her children and grandchildren. The blankets she crocheted will keep us warm and remind us of her hugs and the love she shared with her family

As her children grew up and her grandchildren began to arrive, Genny cherished her new role as Grandma. The grandkids loved staying at and visiting grandma’s house with sleep overs frequently requested. As her grandchildren grew so did her relationships with them. Many visits and phone calls between Grandma and her grandchildren were enjoyed, and she loved farming alongside them.

Genny leaves behind her devoted husband Steve of 59 years. At her passing, they were shy of 60 years by just 33 days. Genny also leaves behind her loving children: Miles (Michelle) German of Kindersley, Dale German of Kindersley, Kevin German of Kindersley, and Melinda German of Calgary, Alberta. Also surviving Genny are her precious grandchildren Derrick, Justin (Taylor), Tyler (Rebecca), Alannah (Curtis), Cole (Whitney), Fontana (Zach), and Hayley as well as 5 great grandchildren Sam, Rory, Tyson, Owen, and Liam.

Genny was predeceased by her parents Frank and Agnes Gerein, brother Edward Gerein, sister Elizabeth Obrigewitch and several brother and sister in laws. Genny is survived by her brother Robert Gerein and many nephews and nieces.

Genny battled cancer for almost three decades, demonstrating strength, courage, and resilience. Though we grieve the loss of someone so committed to her family Genny’s strength and courage will guide and comfort us.


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Box 195, Kindersley SK S0L 1S0



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