Genell ‘Genny’ Kay Thomas (nee Pilon), 74

Genell Kay Thomas “Genny” (nee Pilon) was born to eternal life Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at the age of 74. She passed peacefully from a recent illness in Wausau, surrounded by her son and husband.

She was the beloved wife of John Thomas; loving mother of Bradley Thomas and Melissa Thomas; proud grandmother of Rena, Noah, and Hannah; dear sister of Paul (Darrell) Pilon and the late Dennis Pilon; devoted daughter of the late Georgeanna (Roger “Mickey” Hibicke) Williamson (nee Pilon); and cherished sister-in-law of James (Julia) Thomas and Robert Thomas. Her grandparents were the late Julian and Mamie (Pehowski) Lila.

She is further survived by Aunt Ramona (George) Nugent (nee Lila), Uncle James (Barb) Lila, Aunt Gladys (Clifford) Lila, and nieces, nephews, cousins, and many family and friends.

Genell was born on September 18, 1946, in Green Bay. She graduated in 1964 from New Berlin High School, a member of its first graduating class. On January 4, 1969, she married John Thomas, a United States Navy Vietnam Veteran.

The couple welcomed two children, and Genny set about pouring all her love into her family and homes in New Berlin, Pewaukee, and Sugar Grove, Ill., and Plover.

She later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Aurora University in Illinois, where she was also the payroll administrator for 30 years. Her loved ones remember her as a kind and understanding woman who was devoted to her faith, protective of her family, and comfort to all. She was an accomplished cook/baker and loved to fill people’s bellies with delicious goodness. She enjoyed reading a good book, singing along to music, testing her luck at the casinos, spoiling her fur-babies, watching funny animal videos—especially monkeys, cookouts with good company, and every family/friend gathering.

There was a private viewing for the immediate family at Shuda Funeral Home in Stevens Point, WI on December 3rd, 2020. Future Celebration of Life to come later after the pandemic has passed. Condolences can be sent to  1900 Easlan Drive, Plover, Wis., 54467. The family would like to thank the hospital staff at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau and Stevens Point, WI for their care and dedication.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com