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Obituary for Genene Marie Vollmer (Peterson)

Genene Marie Vollmer (Peterson), born on November 14th, 1966, passed away peacefully in her home on September 30th, 2023.

Genene was born in Seoul, South Korea. She came to America when she was 13 and was adopted by Thomas and Bonnie Peterson in Minnetonka, MN. She was a graduate of Benilde St. Margaret's High School where she won many awards for her beautiful singing.

Genene received her education at Scot Lewis School of Cosmetology in St Louis Park and loved doing her sisters, son’s and husband’s hair. She continued her education and became a certified medical coder.

Genene was united in marriage to Kris Vollmer and shared 13 years together. They enjoyed going to local band shows and dancing together, cooking egg rolls and yummy fried rice, and spending time in nature including trips to Trout Lake in northern MN, which will be her final resting place.

Genene was gifted in drawing, knitting, and crocheting. Besides her love of laughing, hummingbirds and ornate fans, her greatest joy was being a mother. She was a proud supporter of her son’s athletic endeavors and attended every track competition including traveling to Arizona three times, the last one being this past May.

Genene is survived by Kris Vollmer (husband), Will Hamilton (son), sisters, Sarah Madden and her husband, Bob, of Rogers, MN, Rachel Castro of Maple Grove, MN, Julia Jensen and her husband, Jay, of Chanhassen, MN, Esther Callahan and her husband, Jason, of New Hope, MN, Hannah Peterson of St. Louis Park, MN, brother, David Peterson and his wife, Lacey, of New Hope, MN, and many nieces and nephews.

Genene is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Bonnie Peterson, and brothers, Victor Peterson and Jonathan Peterson.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 4, 2023 at ST. STEPHEN LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1965 East County Road E, White Bear Lake, with a visitation starting at 10:00 AM.

Memorials will be given to her son, Will Hamilton, to support his Paralympic dreams, and Kris Vollmer for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.