INDIANAPOLIS – Genevieve M. Waltz, 97, passed away March 7, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born January 26, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Bernard and Marie Niehoff. Genie married John S. Grasso, in 1945 and was married for 25 years. Genie married Eugene Waltz in 1975 and was married for 42 years. Eugene preceded Genie in death on December 13, 2017. Genie had 3 siblings, Arthur Niehoff, Joan Sullivan and Helen Struck that preceded her in death.
Genie attended Sacred Heart from 1st grade thru high school and attended Indiana University for 1 year before attending St Vincent Hospital Nursing Program for 3 years to become a registered nurse. During WWII, in the Army Airforce, she was 1st lieutenant and R.N. Along with nursing duties, Genie escorted visiting Hollywood movie stars to visit the troops recovering in the hospital. She served in the army from July 1943 to November 1945. For over 18 years, Genie worked in the emergency room at St. Vincent’s Hospital and several nursing homes as a R.N.
Genie enjoyed the Indianapolis Hiking Club, traveling abroad, wholistic medicine, match-making, politics, family gatherings, young children and country music.
Celebration of her Life will be held Friday, April 13, at Lauck and Veldhof Funeral and Cremation Services located at 1458 S. Meridian St, Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 10AM to 12PM with service and burial afterwards at Memorial East Cemetery, located at 9350 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229. A family gathering (party) will held afterwards.
Genie is survived by her children, Charline M. Avey (Mike), Mark A. Grasso (Nadia), Curtis J. Grasso (Dorothy), & Vance E. Grasso (Abi); six grandchildren, Teague Avey, Erin Avey, Carlo Grasso, Jena Grasso, Lily Grasso and Violet Grasso; step-children, Ronald Waltz (Candy), Marcia McCall (Jim), 4 step-grandchildren, Richard (Jennifer) Payton, Lisa (Scott) Corwin, Justin (Jamie) Waltz and Jonathan (Shana) Waltz, and many loving and devoted nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Indianapolis Hiking Club, www.indyhike.org.
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