Clarine Bernice (Lundebrek) Geno

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Clarine Bernice (Lundebrek) Geno, 88, of Freeland, Washington, died peacefully September 11, 2020 in her apartment with her daughter Beverly at her side. Interment will be at Fort Snelling Cemetery alongside her husband Paul. Due to Covid19, a memorial service will be announced later on for next summer.

Clarine was born November 2, 1931, to Clara Gulbranson & Adolph Lundebrek in Starbuck Village, Minnesota.

After graduating from Benson High School in 1950, Clarine was awarded the first recipient of the “Swift County Hospital Nursing Scholarship”.  Clarine went on to study nursing and graduated from Ancker Nursing School in St Paul.

She met and married Paul Geno in Seattle, they wed in 1959. The union produced four children: Bev, Colleen, Dede, and Shannon.

Clarine & Paul traveled to many states before and after Paul retired, relocating to Jensen Beach, FL, where she was able to share her time and kindness with her son Shannon, his wife, Lizanne, and grandchildren, Christopher and Elsie.

After Paul’s death in October of 1993, Clarine traveled to Alaska, to visit  Dede and decided to stay in AK to love and look after Dede’s children Gus, Elliot, and Klevin.

After a few years in Alaska, the winters got too brisk for her so she then moved to Freeland, Washington to be with Bev, where she spent many happy times with her grandson Luke and great-grandchildren Kayci, Josh, Becka & Chris.

Clarine was predeceased by her husband Paul Geno and her daughter Colleen Geno.

She is survived by her daughters Bev McNeil, Dede Geno Gracey, and her son Shannon Geno; grandchildren: Luke McNeil and (fiancé) Candie, Christopher Geno and (spouse) Andra Geno, Elsie and (fiancé) Mike, Gus, Elliot & Klevin Gracey; great-grandchildren Kayci, Josh, Becka, and Chris. She leaves behind many siblings, nieces, and nephews.

Besides her love for her family, Clarine had a passion and flair for painting and quilting; leaving many cherished paintings and quilts to her loved ones.

Clarine spread her kindness and warmth to many people over the years. Her family and friends will miss her beautiful smile and her loving warmth always.

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