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Luann Genz
Luann Genz

Luann Genz, age 79, of Janesville, passed away at Agrace Hospice Care in Janesville, WI on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. She was born on June 19, 1943 in Monroe, WI; the daughter of Clifford and Vera Prien. She attended Prien School, and graduated from Monroe High School in 1961. On August 3, 1968 she married Walter Genz of Janesville, WI. She worked at First National Bank as a Teller in the late 1960’s in Monroe and then in Janesville. Later in life she worked at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, McRaven’s Restaurant making pies and other baked goods, and Star Auto Parts. She grew up on a Farm with her family. Luann was a homemaker, raising the family and tended to a very large garden that gave abundant harvests. She enjoyed reading and listening to music. Luann was a member of the Deborah Circle at Mt Zion United Methodist Church as well.

 Luann is survived by her son, Bruce (Joanie) Genz and daughter, Karla Hale; and three grandchildren: Bridgette Hale, Scott Hale and Lindsey Hale; her sisters, Anita Best and Peggy (Candi Lazaro) Prien; brother-in-law, Nielan Genz; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; her parents, Clifford & Vera Prien; her brother, Thomas; and brother-in-law, Joseph Best.

 A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at MOUNT ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH; with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial will immediately follow the service to Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be given to Mt Zion United Methodist Church. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family. For online condolences and guestbook, please visit:

 The Family extends sincere thanks and appreciation to the wonderful staff at Agrace Hospice Care and the Nurses who cared for Luann at Mercy Hospital.