Saturday, February 16, 2019


May 22, 1920—May 30, 2018

   SPARTA - Genevieve B. Hilleshiem, 98, of Sparta, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Morrow Memorial Home, Sparta, surrounded by her family.

   She was born on May 22, 1920, to Elgie and Ruby (Kintz) McCauley in Richland County, Wisconsin.

   Genevieve worked at Vick’s Motel and Northern Engraving in Sparta until her retirement. She married Lowell Hilleshiem on March 9, 1940. He preceded her in death on November 20, 1997. She was a member of the Farmers Valley Homemakers Club, Lois’ Circle at the United Methodist Church in Sparta, and the Onalaska Riders Club. Genevieve volunteered at Lawrence Lawson Elementary School. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and gardening.

   Genevieve is survived by her two children, Linda (Tom) Isler and Randy (Mary) Hilleshiem; her grandchildren, Susan (Eric) Dietzman, David Isler, and Jody (Shawn Januesheske) Hilleshiem. She is further survived by her great-grandchildren, Ryan (fiancée Kaitlin) Dietzman, Maxwell Reimer, and Benjamin Reimer; and a sister, Janice (Ike) Keil.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Hilleshiem; siblings, Dorothy Foley, Norma Markley, Lucille Froehlich, Gordon McCauley, Wilfred McCauley, Milfred McCauley, and Vaughn McCauley.

   A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Reverend Rey Diaz officiating. Burial followed in Farmers Valley Cemetery, rural Sparta.

   Family and friends were invited to call from 12:30 p.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

   Online condolences may be offered at

   The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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