Genevieve Martha Halls
Jan. 13, 1930 – Jul. 20, 2018
Genevieve Martha Halls, 88, Rugby died on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Lilac Homes in Moorhead, Minnesota. Genevieve was born on January 13, 1930 in Rugby to Albert Henry and Martha Lena Rose (Kitzman) Brandt. She was raised in the Willow City area and graduated from Willow City High School in 1948. She had been baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Willow City. In 1951 she graduated from the New York Hairdressing Academy in Fargo. Her career started at the Gilmore’s House of Beauty in Minot from 1951-1955. She married Keith Bernard Halls in Willow City on June 5, 1955. In 1957 she opened the Vanity Salon in Rugby
which she owned and operated until she retired in December 1999. She served many generations of women for decades with genuine care and styling. Genevieve moved to Fargo in 2010 and lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area until her death.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Rugby, where she was a member of WELCA, the altar guild, and had been a Sunday school teacher.
During her life she served as a caregiver for many friends and family. As she enjoyed music of all kinds, her faith and family were the cornerstones of her life.
She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann Halls – Fargo and her son, David and his wife, Susan Halls – Ada, Minnesota. Her granddaughter, Eliza Marie Halls Fargo will miss her very much. She was preceded by her husband Keith on June 30, 1993 and her brother, Melvin Brandt and a sister, Daveda Jensen and her parents. Her last rescued animal, a cat named Buster, will continue providing joy living with Ruth Ann.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Rugby at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Michael Pretzer officiating. Jewel Nesvig Lambrecht, Craig Wollenburg and Pam Anderson will provide music for the service. Richard Arstein, Daniel Brandt, Kevin and Mitch Jensen, Jim Kraft and Aaron Stenson will serve
as casket bearers. Burial will follow the service at Persilla Watts Cemetery in Rugby.
Visitation will be held at the Niewoehner Funeral Home on Monday, July 30 from 4-7 PM and on Tuesday from 9-10:30 AM and an hour before the service at the church.
Online tributes at www.niewoehnerfh.com Niewoehner Funeral Home – Rugby 776-6222
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