Geneva Murer

Funeral services for 99-year old Geneva Murer of Chadron, NE, are Sat, Dec 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron.

Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

Visitation is Friday, Dec 10, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, also at Chamberlain Chapel.

A memorial has been established for the Chadron American Legion and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO BOX 970, CHADRON, NE 69337.

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Geneva Murer was born 29 August, 1922 ,to John A. and Mary Ida (Siders) Hershiser at the ranch south of Johnstown, NE. She died Sunday, December 5, 2021, at age 99 years 3 months, and 6 days.

Geneva graduated from Johnstown High School in 1940 and taught country school for a year. She joined the US Navy in 1943 and served as a Shopkeeper through the end of the war, leaving the service in 1946.

Geneva then worked in the telephone office until January 22, 1950, when she married Joseph L. Murer. They settled in Chadron and raised 5 children there.

She worked as a day care operator and as a Tupperware dealer for many years. When Joe retired after 44 years from the Chicago and NorthWestern Railroad, they purchased an RV and traveled the country, wintering in Quartsite, AZ.

Geneva is survived by Richard (Roberta/Ronni) Philby (Chadron), Mickie Knowles, (Chadron); Jerry Williams, (Henderson, NE); Mishelle (Joseph Craig) Murer, (Chadron), Marilyn (Troy) Cradeur (Thornton, CO).

She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grand children, 6 nieces and nephews, and 6 great-nieces and nephews.

Geneva was preceded in death by her husband Joseph L, daughter Roberta (Ronni) Philby and son Joseph Craig, sisters Mary Pelc and Alberta Hershiser, and her parents John and Mary Ida Hershiser.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Geneva Murer.