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In Memoriam


Former Counselor

Geraldine O. DeCorsey, age 88 of Chaska passed away peacefully Nov. 13, 2023. She was preceded in death by parents Selmar and Gena Overland, husband Charlie, and daughter Pamela, and big brothers Roy, Norman and Gordon Born in Preston, MN Nov. 15, 1935.

She graduated as the Valedictorian of the class of 1952 Chatfield High School. Graduated summa cum laude from St. Olaf College in 1957, following that time she was a Spanish and English teacher and began a masters program at the University of Minnesota. She was also involved in many service experiences. In the spring of 1989 she received her masters in Educational Psychology from the U of M, and became an educational counselor/advisor at Normandale Community College. She remained an active member of the St. Olaf community, and was a big Gopher fan and supporter of athletics. Geri enjoyed everything involving family, golfing-2 holes in one-and traveling. Survived by sister Beverly Simpson, daughter Debbie Wieloch, son Robb (Stacy), grandchildren Tanya (Kevin), Mark (Alison), Drew Gabby and Dobbs, great-grandchildren Lydia and Vivian, and many special nieces and nephews.



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