Geneva E. Girardin, 94, of Preston, died Monday evening, April 8, 2013, at Harmony Community Healthcare in Harmony.

She was born Dec. 8, 1918, in Albert City, Iowa, to Erik and Nellie (Dahlstrom) Anderson.

She married Elmer Girardin on Aug. 16, 1937, in Pocahontas, Iowa. The couple made their home in various places in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin before moving to Preston in 1961. She was a homemaker but while in Preston worked for a number of years as a secretary at the Ken Dunwell optometrist office. Following retirement the couple would winter in Texas.

Geneva was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston and was active in their women's groups.

She is survived by four children, Joel (Coleen) Girardin of Cannon Falls, Jolyn (Wayne) Olson of Blue Earth, Kim Girardin of Winona and Kaynel (Terry) Rindels of Preston; 12 grandchildren, Kelsey Olson, Shawn Olson, Janeen Jensen, Jill Miller, Mari Simmons, Tera Girardin, Erika Esterby, Andrea Abbas, Josh Girardin, Luke Rindels, Sam Rindels and Joy Rindels; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 30, 1996; one granddaughter; three sisters and six brothers.

The funeral was held last Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with the Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial of her ashes will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at a later date.

Thauwald Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.