Joan Elizabeth Genty, age 92 of Winsted, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022. She was born August 10, 1929 in Crystal, the daughter of Raymond and Julia (Tollefson) Kirkwood.
Joan graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1946 and furthered her education at Minneapolis School of Business. She was a dedicated worker as a CNA for 20+ years at St. Mary’s in Winsted until her retirement. Even after retirement, Joan continued to work part time at St. Mary’s.
She volunteered her time at Holy Trinity Catholic School and helping with Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Winsted VFW Auxiliary, Winsted American Legion Auxiliary, and a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Joan enjoyed crafting, ceramics, golfing, and spending time with her family. She was a wonderful seamstress, making many clothes for her family. She received recognition by the Minneapolis Aquatennial for her countless hours of volunteer work and was a past Ambassador of Winsted Days.
Joan was always willing to help anyone in need, and made a huge impact on the community. She truly was “one of a kind”. Her high energy and loving personality will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Richard Genty; son, Thomas Genty; son-in-law, Mike McGinn; parents, Raymond and Julia Kirkwood; and sister, Doris (Lee) Thoreson.
Joan is survived by her children, Jan (Fran) Eggert, Richard (Roberta) Genty, Jr., John (Sharon) Genty, Cynthia (Steve) Ernhart, Teresa (Alan) Ohm, Kathleen McGinn, Maureen (Greg) Sevilla; son-in-law, Scott Schlaffman; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Bruce (Lorraine) Kirkwood; and many other loving family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM, with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN. Burial following at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Winsted VFW Auxiliary, Winsted American Legion Auxiliary or American Cancer Society.
Serving the family is Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN. 320-485-4447. www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.