Genevieve R. Branigan
January 14, 1949 – February 1, 2022
Survived by sister, Patricia A. Dutcher; nieces and nephews.
VISITATION and Time of Sharing: Thursday, February 10th from 10am to 12noon at the West Center Chapel.
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Genevieve Regina Branigan was born on January 14, 1949, to John C. and Helen C. Branigan. She attended school at Saint Peter Catholic School and later graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1968.
Genevieve had an adventurous soul and after graduating from high school she packed her Volkswagen and headed to California with her longtime friend, Esther.
After her big adventure she came back to the Midwest and finally settled in Fort Dodge, Iowa where she met her lifelong partner, Bryan Grebner.
Education was important to Genevieve, as she was awarded her bachelors and master’s degree.
Genevieve was a director and created a program for a rehab center in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She and Bryan moved to Prior Lake, Minnesota, where his two sons joined them. Genevieve was employed by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Reservation, and she worked with the Reservation’s Employee Assistance Program. Genevieve loved the Native American culture and enjoyed attending pow wows.
Bryan passed in August 2001.
Around 2003, Genevieve moved back to Omaha, Nebraska and worked for Lutheran Family Services for a short time before going onto disability. She always dreamed of opening her own counseling business and wanted to name it “It’s Time Counseling”.
Genevieve was preceded in death by her partner, Bryan Grebner; parents; sisters, Mary Margaret (Branigan) Agersea and Helen (Branigan) Hanes-Palm; nieces, Mary Ann Agersea, Tammy (Dutcher) Stewart; nephew, John W. Hanes. Survived by sister, Patty Dutcher. Other survivors who loved Genevieve include: Ben Grebner, Gina Appletoft (Shawn), Tony Dutcher (Corey), Carol Esocbado, Mike Agersea, Donald D. Hanes, Angie Hanes, Charles D. Palm; many great and great-grand nephews and nieces.