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Genevieve Arthaud

August 9, 1931 — June 7, 2023


Genevieve Arthaud, 91, passed away on June 7, 2023.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 14, at Corpus Christi Church, 1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, June 13, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck. A vigil/rosary will begin at 7:00 PM.

Burial will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 14, at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Genevieve “Gen” Winter Arthaud was born on August 9, 1931, in Poplar, MT to John Winter and Ernestine (Desjarlais) Winter. She was the youngest of nine children and grew up in the Williston, ND area.

Gen met Lyle Arthaud while in high school and they were married September 16, 1950, in a double wedding ceremony with Lyle’s brother Robert Arthaud and Barbara Judkins.

Gen and Lyle started their married life in a small two room basement apartment in Bismarck.  It was the out-break of the Korean War and Lyle enlisted in the Marine Corps. Gen moved to California to be closer to Lyle who was stationed at Camp Pendleton.

Gen and Lyle lived in Williston, ND after Lyle was released from the service. Their family grew with the addition of Steve, Jerry, and Greg.  Gen became a full-time wife, mother, and homemaker.

The family moved to Minot for the next ten years.  During this time the family grew with the addition of Kevin and Sue.  It was a very busy household during those years with the family growing up!

In 1968 the family moved to Hebron, ND with their family of five children.  Lyle and Gen purchased a home in Hebron and lived there until 2019 when they moved to Mandan. They moved to Prairie Pointe Assisted Living in Bismarck, in January 2022. Gen enjoyed the activities (playing Gotcha) and made many new friends.

Gen was Hebron’s Avon Lady for 36 years and enjoyed  getting to know all the people in Hebron. For several years, Gen was the secretary at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. She was also involved in Christian Mothers, was active in a Bridge club, enjoyed activities at the Senior Center, and the American Legion Auxiliary.  Gen excelled at oil painting and painted many pictures for family and friends. Gen enjoyed playing pinochle and other card games, fishing, playing Words with Friends, and most of all socializing!

Gen is survived by: her husband, Lyle Arthaud, Bismarck; five children, Steve (Carol) Arthaud, Fargo, ND and their two daughters, Carey Sue (Matt) Hory, and Kayla (Tyler) Gylland, Jerry (Mary) Arthaud, Chula, MO, and their nine children, Rachel (Nate) Geiger, Ben (Sarah) Arthaud, Matt (Kara) Arthaud, Elizabeth and Stephen Garcia, Jonathon (Bethany) Arthaud, Matthew (Lydia) Garcia, Terry (Chelsea) Carr, and Trisha Beck, Greg Arthaud, Blooming Prairie, MN, and his four children, Donovan (Liah) Rieken, Heather Rieken, Matt (Pam) Miller and Brianna Arthaud, Kevin (Kirstin) Arthaud, Bismarck, and their four children, Taylor (Megan) Arthaud, Tanner Arthaud, Kyle Gibson, Nicole (Austin) Muth, Sue (Steve) Hanna, West Fargo, ND, and their two children,  Meghan Hanna (Aaron West) and Brandon Hanna (Megan Cox); 24 great grandchildren, with whom she enjoyed spending time with; and her very good friend, Therisa Hauser, who she called “Sister.”

Gen was preceded in death by an infant son, Randall Arthaud; two daughters-in-law, Karen Arthaud and Lori Arthaud; special brother-and sister-in-law, Bob and Barb Arthaud; her parents; her three brothers, and five sisters.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, June 13, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

A rosary/vigil service will begin at 7:00 PM.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Church of Corpus Christi

1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck, ND 58501


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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery

, Mandan, ND 58554

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