Genevieve Mary Dryke, 93, left us for the next world June 10th. Growing up in Morley Heights made her a continuous member of the “Morley Heighters” before moving to Woodland for the rest of her life. There she raised her six surviving children, Chuck Dryke, Kathleen (Jim) Grassinger, Mark (Barb) Dryke, Paul (Lenore) Dryke, Peter (Debbie) Dryke, and Francine Tryon. As a loving and kind mother, a lifelong member of St. John’s Church in Woodland, and a friend to many, she shared her faith. She was a member of the Women’s Rosary Club at St. John’s and helped in the church kitchen. She travelled the country extensively, visiting with family in California and New Orleans, and toured the United States by car. Gen enjoyed being part of Homemaker’s Club and her passion for nature and adventure led her in her late sixties to join the UMD Women’s Outdoor Group on hiking, winter camping trips and paddling a voyager canoe on Lake Superior. Gen was a proud grandmother of twelve grandchildren and a great grandma as well. Her love will carry on in all of our hearts. Her devotion to family will be missed, as will her strong faith and will to live. Genevieve was preceded in death by father Charles, mother Johanna Lucas, brother Greg and husband William Dryke.
The church and family request all wear face masks for safety and a Facebook live stream will be available on the Dougherty Funeral Home’s Facebook Page.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 16 from 10:00am to the 11:00am Mass of Christian Burial at St. John’s Catholic Church 4230 St. John’s Ave, Duluth, MN. Burial at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home 600 E 2nd Street Duluth, MN 218-727-3555. Please visit www.dfhduluth.com to sign the online guestbook.