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November 10, 1926 – Monday, February 7, 2011

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, M
Friday, February 11, 2011
11:30 AM

Visitation Information

Richard D. “Dick” Genty, age 84, of Winsted.
1944 graduate of Mpls. Marshall High School and 1952 graduate of William Mitchell School of Law. Formerly practiced law in St. Louis Park and became a practicing Winsted attorney in 1960; also former city attorney for Maple Grove and Winsted; served as Chief Public Defender of the First Judicial District from 1967 – 1985.

Survived by loving wife of 59 years Joan E Genty, children: Jan (Fran) Eggert, Richard (Roberta) Genty, Jr., John (Sharon) Genty, Cynthia (Steve) Ernhart, Teresa (Alan) Ohm, Kathleen (Mike) McGinn, Thomas Genty (Scott Schlaffman) and Maureen (Greg) Sevilla; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Pat) Genty, sister, Lyla (Stan) Christianson, sisters-in-law, Betty Genty White, Doris Thoreson and brother-in-law, Bruce (Lorraine) Kirkwood; many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Wilfred and Lyal Genty, brother, Bill Genty and by sister, Marnell Genty.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11:30 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. A visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH on Thursday from 4-8 PM. A KC Rosary will be recited at 6 PM, an American Legion Ritual at 6:45 PM followed by parish prayers at 7:30 PM. Visitation continues at the church on Friday morning from 10:00 AM until time of mass.

Memorials preferred to Holy Trinity Church & School of Winsted, ATHC of Winsted or the Winsted American Legion.

The Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted is proud to have served the family.

12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Dick and Doris Sterner

    May God be with you at this time
    through His tender love. May God grant
    you the the comfort He alone can give.

  2. Diane Odenbrett

    Terry, I am really sorry to hear about your loss. Just to let you know my prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Tony Fisher

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such a “great man”, husband, and father. There are times that he felt like my father. I would like to make it there on Friday. Good luck.

  4. edward and delrose fuchs

    We are in Lake Havasu and cannot offer condolences in person but by email. Very sorry to read about your loss. Card will follow.

  5. JoAnn Rathmanner White

    Joan and family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your father was a wonderful man and a very very good family friend. God bless you all.

  6. David and Karen Dawes

    When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Hold on to those memories and let them guide you during this time of sadness.

  7. Jeff Heyer

    Cindy and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God be your source of comfort and strength during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jeff Heyer in Illinois

  8. Kelli Dawson

    Maureen and family, thinking of you during this difficult time. May the many wonderful memories of his life’s journey help ease the pain.
    Love, Kelli & family

  9. Julie (Benson) Fett

    Condolences to the Genty Family. Dick was a good man and a good lawyer, and will be missed by all who knew him. I will always remember him hustling into Judge Yost’s office with his case of files (1970’s), but he always had a smile and a good word for those of us who worked there. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days to come.

  10. Michael Kenney

    I wanted to express how sorry I was to the entire Genty family. Dick was extremley devoted to his family and the community of Winsted. He will be missed. We moved to Winsted in 1973 and my father practiced law with Dick. They can now both have their talks in heaven. The number of lives your father touched in his work as a public defender is difficult to measure. Dick was a great man and will be missed. My condolences to the entire family. Michael Kenney

  11. Cari Kern

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

  12. Richard F. Koch

    A gentleman to all, a serious advocate for his clients, fun to be around and a good family man. With good values, compassion, and a quest for justice.
    I am proud to have known Dick for over 35 years. God bless and keep well.


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