After a fulfilling and loving life of 96 yrs.
Genevieve Margaret (Ahlin) Laskowski died on March 29,2022 with family by her side.
On November 21, 1925, she was born in McKinley, MN to Josephine and Anton Ahlin.
After being the Valedictorian in high school Gen Graduated from the University of Minnesota Nursing School.
Gen Married Stanley Laskowski on Nov. 13, 1948. Gen was dedicated to her husband, family, and church.
As a member of St. Michael’s Parish, she oversaw the former “Used-A-Bit” shop and “Gabriel’s Bookstore” for many years. She was always available to bake and work the numerous weddings, funerals, contributed to the annual craft boutiques and church activities.
She was a married to Stanley for 65 years, she worked alongside him in the early years as his bookkeeper. They traveled the world together on many business trips that were achieved because of their hard work and dedication to their successful business.
Gen’s greatest joy was her seven children and later grand and great grandchildren. Gen spent these years raising their children with commitment and compassion, her countless hours of schoolwork and outside activities shows in the “family” environment she molded into her children. Gen loved to read, especially to her children and grandchildren, crosswords and puzzle books were one of her favorite challenges. She carried this love in caring for neighbors, friends and everyone who met her, whatever the situation, Gen was there to help and care in any way as if they were family.
Her door was open to all at any time, a cookie jar was always full of fresh muffins and cookies, her favorite, a jar of peanut M&M’s was always on her table. Gen’s home was filled with hundreds of Owl items that she collected in all her travels; everyone was numbered by the location she found it.
Gen was preceded in death by her husband Stanley, her parents Josie and Anton Ahlin, siblings; Anthony Ahlin, Margorie Fedora, Delores Hiti, MaryAnn Vukleich, Joan Lakosky, and daughter-in-law Vicki Laskowski.
She is survived by her children: David (Jayne) Little Egg Harbor, NJ, Jim (Jane) of Solon Springs, WI, Jean (Paul) Chilberg, Hermantown, Mary Laskowski, Duluth, Linda (Nick) Beeman Duluth, Donna (Tim) Williams, Solon Springs WI, Paul (Debbie) Duluth. 17 grandchildren and 16 (soon to be 18) Great Grandchildren.
Sister Rosemarie Kozel New Brighton, MN, and brother Michael Ahlin Hoyt Lakes MN.
A Huge Thank You to the Ecumen Fountains and Hospice Care team for their compassionate care and support in her final days and to her children, especially Donna who has cared for her the past 6 years.
As per her wishes, there will be no public service, instead take time out of your day and take someone to lunch, invite someone dinner or perform a random act of kindness in her memory. The family will have a private event honoring her life and the impact she has left on all of us.
She will be buried next to her husband Stanley in Virginia MN.
Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E 2nd St. Duluth, MN, (218) 727-3555 and you can sign the online register book at, www.dfhduluth.com.
If you wish to Memorialize Gen, the Second Harvest Food Bank 4503 Airpark Blvd, Duluth MN 55811, helps feed our community just like Gen & Stan during their lives.