Geraldine L. Moran


Geraldine Louise Moran, age 71, passed away on December 25 at Avera McKennan hospital in Sioux Falls. A private family service will be held Saturday Jan. 2nd at St. Wilfrid Catholic Church, 10:30 A.M. and will be livestreamed on FrKevinDoyleyoutube. Burial in church cemetery. Geraldine was born January 17, 1949 as the youngest of twelve children born to Bertha (Ritter) and Francis (Red) Moran of Woonsocket.

Geraldine was educated in Woonsocket at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Woonsocket High School where she graduated in 1967. She received her LPN training and certification at DWU in Mitchell, and received her B.S. Degree in Nursing at SDSU. Geraldine worked as a charge nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Mitchell where she had begun her nursing career as a nurse’s aid, an LPN, and then an RN.

After her career in nursing, Geraldine became an insurance agent for Dakota Farmer Insurance, earning master salesman several times in her district. Geraldine also owned and operated The Furniture Palace, a furniture store in Mitchell.

Geraldine was a woman of faith, and was a member of St. Wilfrid’s Church where she was baptized. Two years ago, she and her sister Lynn returned to Woonsocket to the homeplace where the Morans lived since the 1940’s. While in Mitchell, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, the Davison County Democrats, and was the finance director of the SD Democratic Party in Sioux Falls. Geraldine volunteered as a teacher for religious education, was also president of the Woonsocket Alumni Association.

Geraldine was known for her sense of humor, and was an auntie to numerous nieces and nephews which entailed lots of sports activities, school programs, and summer fun. Geraldine is survived by her Godfather brother Jim Moran of Woonsocket, and sister Pat (Larry) Borgerding of Rolla, MO, Mary (Denny) Gere of Pierre, and Lynn Moran, Woonsocket. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law Nathlee Moran of Huron and Trudy Moran of Madison.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertha and Red Moran; her brothers Matthew, Dan, Larry Moran and his wife Beverly, and infant brother Thomas; and her sisters: Cecelia Williams and her husband Leon, Rose Marie Moran, Margaret Nelson and her husband Carney, Lea Jane Moran; sister-in-law Donna Moran and niece Karen Shore.

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