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Karolyn "Kelly" Geigel GARRIGAN

Oconto County Reporter October 6, 1999


Karolyn "Kelly" M. Garrigan died Tuesday, September 28, 1999 on her 96th
birthday at Riverside Rehabilitation Center, Oconto, where she had been a
resident since 1998. Kelly was born September 28, 1903 in St. Nazianz, to
the late Joseph and Anna (Milhaupt) Geigel. Kelly graduated from Manitowoc
County Training School for Teachers in 1921 and taught for 2 years at
Millard Fillmore School in Matitowoc. On February 16, 1924, she married
Gervasc "Nubs" A. Garrigan in Chicago IL., where they lived until they
moved to Muskegon, Mi in 1931. The couple then moved to the five corners
area in Lena, where they lived until 1978. After raising 5 children, Kelly
returned to teaching in 1946 and until her retirement in 1960, she taught
at various schools in Oconto and Marinette counties. In 1978, Kelly and
Nubs moved to Oconto where she has lived since that time. Nubs died on May
22, 1979. Survivors include two sisters, Elenor Martin, Missoula, MT; and
Sister Loretta Jo Geigel, Milwaukee; two brothers Father Francis Geigel,
Wabeno and Roy (Doris) Geigel, Huron, SD; two daughters, Mary Jane
Behling, West Allis; Dorthy Birk, Stockbridge; two sons, Michael A.
(Margaret) Garrigan, Sussex; and Gerald F. (Darlene) Garrigan, Portage; 20
grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one
daughter, Noreen Hendicks of Oconto, who died May 9, 1999. Visitation was
held at the Gallagher Funeral Home in Oconto from 4-8 p.m., Friday,
October 1, with St. Anne's Rosary at 4:30 p.m.. and prayer services at
7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday,
October 2, at Holy Trinity Parish St. Joseph Site with the Rev. David Ruby
and Rev. Francis Geigel officiating. Burial at St. Charles Cemetery, Lena

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