Genora E. Bogie November 18, 1917 • December 30, 2021

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Genora Ellen Bogie, 104 (formerly of Benson, Minnesota) passed away December 30, 2021 at the home of her daughter in Blaine, Minnesota. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held with family at a later date.
Genora Ellen (Sylte) Bogie was born November 18, 1917 at the home of John and Hilda Sylte in Milan, Minnesota. She grew up during the great depression on their farm with her siblings, Nathalie and Charles. In 1936, she graduated from Appleton Business College and began work as a secretary for an attorney in Benson. There she met and married Robert Bogie,  May 22,1938, and they were blessed with four children: Richard, Dean, Kenneth, and Susan. In 1965 Genora began working as a secretary at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson and continued to work there for 21 years.
After her retirement in 1986, she enjoyed trips with her husband Bob, gardening, quilting, creating fine handiwork (Norwegian Hardinger projects) and setting a fine table for entertaining and family gatherings.
After the passing of Bob in 1998, Genora continued to live on her own in her house until the age of 100 years when she moved in with her daughter Susan in Blaine. Living closer to her family, Genora’s remaining years were filled with joy and laughter. She was able to travel with her daughter and husband in their travel trailer to many locations in and out of state. She enjoyed spending extended stays with her son Ken and his wife in St. Anthony. Most of all, Genora cherished spending time with her loved ones at family gatherings, baking parties, frequent visits and ending each day with a game of cards, a ritual she had so enjoyed with her husband.
Genora is survived by her son: Kenneth (Diana) Bogie of St. Anthony, daughter Susan (Blair) George of Blaine, daughter-in-law Cheryl Bogie of Stillwater; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Nathalie, brother Charles, husband Robert and eldest sons, Richard and Dean.
Genora will be deeply missed by her family and loving memories will be in our hearts forever.

 

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