Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Geraldine Massmann of Luxemburg died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was 80. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Wendelin's Catholic Church in Luxemburg with the Rev. Robert Rolfes officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Family and friends called from 4-8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mary Hall in Luxemburg. Veterans of Foreign Wars Granite Post #428 Auxiliary prayed at 6 p.m. followed by Christian Women at 6:30 p.m. and parish prayers at 7 p.m. Geraldine F. "Geri" Massmann was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Lake Benton, Minn., to Frank and Josephine (Styczynski) Biever. She graduated from Lake Benton High School and St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor Degree in Education. She was a teacher for 38 years. Geraldine married Cyril F. Massmann Oct. 27, 1956, in Lake Benton. She was a member of St. Wendelin's Parish, St. Ann's Christian Women, St. Rita's Mission Group, Minnesota Education Association, National Education Association and a life member of St. Cloud Veterans of Foreign Wars Granite Post #428 Auxiliary. After her retirement, Geraldine volunteered at St. Wendelin's School, Catholic Charities and RSVP. She was a foster parent to many children in Stearns County. Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Lawrence, Sylvester, Alvin, Marvin and Vincent; and sisters Alvera Granneman and Alvina.
Geraldine is survived by her husband Cyril; children Mike (and Bea) Schmidtbauer, Gloria (and Randy) Kremers, Leon (and Karen) Schlangen, Corinne (and Cliff) Hilsgen, David (and Lori) Schlangen and Mary (and Troy) Olson; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sisters Eleanor Kraemer and Marian Duus. The family would like to give special thanks to the Coborn Cancer Center and the St. Cloud Hospital. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to St. Wendelin's School. Arrangements were by the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.