Geraldine Connor

Geraldine H. Connor, age 92, of Waukon passed away October 24, 2018. Funeral Mass will take place Wednesday, October 31 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with visitation held for one hour prior to the Funeral Mass, from 10-11 a.m., at St. Patrick Church. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. The family requests that memorials be made to St. Patrick School in Waukon.

Geraldine was born July 5, 1926 in Dubuque to Francis and Helen Kimmich Kurt. She was baptized in Dubuque. Up until the age of five she lived in her grandparents’ home. Geraldine always remembered that time with her Grandma Kimmich very fondly. In 1933 her family moved to Waukon, where she attended school until her graduation in 1944 at St. Patrick’s School. During her teen years and up to her marriage, Geraldine worked at Hale’s Drugstore. She met her future husband there.

July 12, 1948, Geraldine married William F. Connor at St. Patrick’s Church in Waukon. Bill and Geraldine were blessed with nine children and 48 years of marriage. Bill and Geraldine also have 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Geraldine was a homemaker for many years and then worked at Waukon Good Samaritan Center in the dietary department, where she had the good fortune to work with two of her granddaughters during their high school years. Geraldine was an avid gardener all her life and for many years was in charge of the flower booth/show at the Allamakee County Fair. Her entire lawn had many gardens that she attended to and enjoyed. Summer was her favorite season and she loved to sit in the backyard by her pond listening to the birds and enjoying nature.

Geraldine is preceded in death by her husband, William; her daughter, Catherine (Phil) Holt; two sons, Kevin and Niall Patrick; and one granddaughter, Shana. Surviving Geraldine are her children, Michael (Dianne) Connor, Mary Jane Connor, Brian Connor, Elizabeth (Rick) Connor Lent, Suzanne Connor and Siobhan (Lorin) Kurth; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her brother, John (Jane) Kurt.

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