Norman Genseal


9:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday, July 17, 2017
Sager Funeral Home - Beardstown
202 East Eighth Street
Beardstown, Illinois, United States
(217) 323-2001

Graveside Service

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday, July 10, 2017
Beardstown City Cemetery
Arenzville Road
Beardstown, Illinois, United States

Obituary of Norman Genseal

Norman L. “Pete” Genseal, 87, of Beardstown, died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

He was born May 3, 1930 in Beardstown, the son of Joseph Robert and Anna May Smith Genseal. He married Alice Elaine McFetridge in August 1950 and she preceded him in death on June 16, 2006.

He is survived by one son, Gregory Alan of Kalispell, MT; three grandchildren, Jessica (Tim) Osborne, Michael Genseal, and Mieki (Ethan)Evans; five great grandchildren, Taylor and Teagan Osborne, Jordan Fussell, Thomas Cooper, and Adriannah Fussell; two great great grandchildren, Gwen Martin and Bryson Allen; and one sister, Jeane (Dick) Tyson. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Michael Joe Genseal, his daughter Cynthia, in infancy; four brothers, Jack, Joseph, Ralph “Fritz” and Richard Genseal; and four sisters, Joan McFetridge, Ella “Sis” Wells Kathryn Belle “Kay” and Patricia Genseal.

Mr. Genseal was a graduate of Beardstown High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was employed by Oscar Mayer in Beardstown for several years and was a member of the Moose and Guthrie-Pierce VFW Post 1239. Pete loved the outdoors and taking his family on the river. He kept himself busy by helping his friends and family.

A graveside service with military honors conducted by Guthrie-Pierce VFW Post 1239 will be held 10:30 AM Monday, July 17, 2017 at Beardstown City Cemetery. Visitation will be held 9 to 10 AM Monday, prior to services at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown . Memorials are suggested to Guthrie-Pierce VFW Post 1239. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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