Geneva "Jean" Mousel

Geneva “Jean” Mousel

February 3, 1935-October 16, 2019

Geneva “Jean” Mousel, 84, of Schuyler, passed away at her home in Schuyler on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Schuyler. Visitation will be held from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday at Svoboda Funeral Home- North Chapel, with a vigil service at 5 p.m. An additional viewing will be held from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Interment will be held at the Schuyler Cemetery with a lunch following at the St. Mary's Social Center. Svoboda Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family.

Geneva Emma Mousel was born on Feb. 3, 1935, in Howells, Nebraska, to Lada and Louise (Belina) Cech. She received her schooling from Rural School District 50. On Feb. 25, 1957, Geneva married Stanley Slegl in Fremont, and later had another ceremony at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Schuyler. Stanley passed away on June 26, 1988, from cancer. Geneva later met Wilbur Mousel and the couple were married on May 1, 1992, at St. Mary's in Schuyler.

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In her earlier years Geneva waitressed at the Arrow Inn Café and the Western Café, but was most known for her in-house daycare that she operated for over 25 years. She was an active member at St. Mary's church with the ladies guild, the Eagles Club, VFW, and the Legion Auxiliary. Geneva enjoyed spending time working on craft projects and tending to her flowers. She also collected Beanie Babies and porcelain dolls, and enjoyed traveling with her husband, Wilbur (Swede).

Geneva is survived by her husband, Wilbur of Schuyler; three children, Sandra Conrad of Columbus, Michael (Mindy) Slegl of Columbus, and Sheila (Quinn) Kluck of Richland; three stepchildren, Ira Mousel of Schuyler, Kristie (Mark) Palik of David City, and Pam Bourn of Schuyler; sister-in-law Joan Cech; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Stanley, in 1988; four brothers, Vernon (Marlene) Cech, Ervin (Audrey) Cech, Marvin Cech, and Melvin Cech; sister Laverna Fiala; step-son Rick Mousel; and two nephews.

Memorials can be directed towards Family Wishes.

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