Genevieve “Jenny” (Barnes) Zuehlke passed away peacefully at home, in the presence and comfort of her daughter Angie, on the morning of Sunday, May 21st. She was 91 years old.
Born in Manistique, MI, June 13, 1931. Jenny was the youngest of thirteen children of immigrant parents. She left Manistique for the big city, Milwaukee, where she lived at St. Clara’s residence house, worked in a legal office and attended night classes. It was there that Jenny met and married William “Tom” Zuehlke in 1958. They raised three children in Milwaukee, Denver, Butte, and Salt Lake City.
People and relationships were important to Jenny. She filled her life with family, friends and her church. Jenny was a mother of three, and aunt to many nieces, nephews and their families. She and Tom were founding members of St Thomas More Catholic Church, where Jenny was involved for decades.
Preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Tom, son Thomas Zuehlke, and son-in-law Brian Reminder, parents John and Angela Barnes, and her twelve siblings and their spouses – brothers John, Frank (Marilyn), George (Grace), Joseph (Doris), Adolph (Marianne), Robert (Donna), Carl (Charlene); and sisters Mary Toyra (Ed), Anne Larson (Ellsworth), Margaret Smith (Walter), Irene Burley (John), Elizabeth Slining (Jim).
She is survived by daughters Patricia Guerrero and Angie Zuehlke, granddaughter Kaitlin Beal (David), and grandson Christian Reminder.
Viewing and funeral mass will be at St Thomas More Catholic church, 3015 Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT on Thursday, June 1st.
Viewing 12:00 – 12:50 p.m., Mass 1:00. Directly after the mass, she will be entombed at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery 3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights. Reception at St. Thomas More church immediately following the entombment.