Published in The Marshfield Mail – Marshfield, Missouri
Gary Wayne Genetti, 76, was born [in Marshfield] October 10, 1944 to David and Nellie (Keterson) Genetti. He passed away May 10, 2021 in his home.
Gary worked as a truck driver for most of his life, starting with driving a milk route and for Ford. He began working in the warehouse at Dryer Shoe Company before driving for Solid State Circuitry, followed by Charter Express. He then bought his own truck, which led to owning six different trucks at different times.
Gary and his wife, Joyce, bought their home in 1983. Over the years, they purchased a Brahma bull, owned a few cows, and sold some rodeo bulls. He found a horse, and after going to look at her they decided to buy it. This was the beginning of a love for Appaloosas.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim Genetti; and grandson, Wyatt Lafferty.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Genetti, of the home; children, Wayne Genetti (Stephanie) of Marshfield, Lori Jones of Marshfield, Kathy Galbraith (Jeff) of Marshfield, and Sherry Ward (Jerry) of Springfield; brother, Danny Genetti of Marshfield, ten grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were at 10:00 am Saturday, May15, 2021 at Marshfield Cemetery under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Inc.
Webmaster Note: Gary Wayne Genetti was the great-grandson of Costantino (also known as August) and Rosa Genetti. Costantino was born in Castelfondo, Tyrol in 1841 and immigrated to the United States with Rosa in 1868. They were the first members of the extensive Castelfondo Genetti family to leave their village and come to America. The couple, along with Costantino’s brothers and sisters, are considered the founding ancestors of the Illinois branch of the Genetti family.