Genevieve "Gen" Zike, 94, of Caseyville, Ill., formerly of Collinsville, Ill., born Nov. 28, 1921, in West Frankfort, Ill., passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.
Gen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her family at their place on the river. She enjoyed camping, boating and going to the Happy Cow Restaurant with her siblings. Gen was a seamstress for the former Martha Manning Dress Factory in Collinsville, Ill., and a member of the First Baptist Church in Caseyville, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her dear husband, Lloyd G. Zike, whom she married in August of 1941, and who passed away Feb. 11, 1998; her parents, Robert A. and Ruth, nee Thompson, Hoy; her daughter, Karen Kueker; her brothers, Edward Hoy, Joseph Hoy and David Hoy; and her sisters, Francis Hoy and Helen Hutchinson.
Surviving are her son, Kevin E. (Karla) Zike of Collinsville, Ill.; granddaughters, Traci (James) Kueker-Murphy, Shannon (David) Kueker-Taylor and Sarah (Tyler) Johll; and great-grandchildren, Kenny, Brandon, Jacob, McLain, Chloe and Nicole. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Research and can be received at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.herrfuneral.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill. Burial will follow at Caseyville Cemetery, Caseyville, Ill.
HERR FUNERAL HOME, Collinsville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 11, 2016