Geneva Buchanan

Buchanan, Geneva "Jenny"

Geneva "Jenny" Emily (Johanski) Buchanan died peacefully at the age of 95 on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. She was born on May 12, 1918 to the late Lottie and Joseph Johanski in De Pere, WI. She worked for several years at Kraft Cheese where she met her husband to be Merlin Buchanan. They were married in 1947 at Old St. Joseph Church in De Pere, WI. She had three sons and continued to work part-time at Green Bay Canning.

She was preceded in death by her husband Merlin Buchanan, sister and brother-in-law Bernice and Warren Lemerond, sister and brother-in-law Helen and Carl Sanders, son and daughter-in-law Joseph and Bonnie Buchanan, and her aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her two sons: Robert (Janet) Buchanan, Charles (Jean) Buchanan, seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

Family and friends may visit from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 305 N. Tenth St, De Pere, WI. The Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Judah Ben-Hur Pigon, MF. Entombment will be alongside her husband Merlin at Allouez Catholic Cemetery, 2121 Riverside Dr, Green Bay, WI. Please visit to send online condolences to the Buchanan family.

The family would like to express their love and appreciation to Don and Kim Buchanan for their care and devotion attending to her needs during her time in the Mukwonago area. They would also like to thank the staff at East Troy Manor for their compassion and attention during her time with them.


Funeral Home

Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory
305 North Tenth Street De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 336-3171

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Dec. 25 to Dec. 28, 2013