Genevieve Berglund

Oct. 30, 1924~July 18, 2014.

“A rose has bloomed in heaven.” Genevieve Berglund, 89, of Marble Falls, passed away on July 18, 2014. She was born on Oct. 30, 1924, in her family home in the Carlson community near New Sweden, Texas, to Victor and Ellen Nelson. She attended Carlson Country School, Manor High and graduated from Elgin High School. She received an associate degree from Texas Lutheran College and a bachelor degree in Elementary Education from the University of Texas. She enjoyed over 20 years of teaching—from a two-room schoolhouse at Carlson to elementary grades in Tyler, Lindsborg, and Seguin. She retired from C.D. Fulkes Middle School in Round Rock. She has raised children, loved children, guided children -- thousands of them, in fact... As a pastor’s wife married to Oliver Martin Berglund (Dec. 2003) for over 50 years, Genevieve’s life has been centered around family, church, and friends. One of the most important parts of her life was her family. She was especially fond of her Swedish heritage, roses, babies, dolls, and enjoyed sunsets at the lake. Genevieve and Oliver enjoyed hosting family gatherings at their “party house.” Gen is survived by her six children, Cheryl Heintze and husband, Michael, Bonnie Mikels and David Payton, Susan Nye and husband , Larry, Paul Berglund and wife, Rose, Valerie Warwick and Craig Scofield, and Mark Berglund; her eight grandchildren, Chad Mikels, Stacey Nash (Ryan), Chris Heintze (Ashlee), Brandy Warwick (Josh Barrere), Bonnie Warwick (Scott Berube), Craig Heintze (Kelsey Stone), Charlotte Warwick and Adam Berglund; Her seven great grandchildren, Isabelle, Leah, and Owen Nash, Ethan and Lillian McBeath, Austin and Noah Heintze and her sister-in-laws, Mildred Magnuson and Marilyn Samuelson; as well as numerous relatives and a host of friends. Services were held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. at New Sweden Evangelical Lutheran Church. Memorials in Genevieve’s honor may be given to New Sweden Lutheran Church, 12809 New Sweden Church Rd., Manor, Texas, 78653.
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