Geraldyne Tatina

Geraldyne Tatina


July 15, 1943 - October 19, 2021


Geraldyne Tatina, 78, of Mitchell, SD, died Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Avantara Salem in Salem, SD. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, October 25, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 PM Sunday, October 24 at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 7:00 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Geraldyne Lynne Tatina was born on July 15, 1943 to Michael and Lillian (Martin) Sansone in Chicago, IL. She attended Luther South High School, and graduated in 1960. In 1978 Geraldyne moved to Mitchell, SD, where she worked for the Mitchell School District as the Junior High Secretary and later as the Superintendent Secretary. She retired in 2014 after 31 years of serving the Mitchell School District.

One of Geraldyne’s greatest joys in life were her grandchildren and her only great-grandchild, Emerson Grace. Geraldyne loved her family more than anything. She also loved going out to eat with her friends, especially for a good prime rib at her favorite place, Chef Louie’s. She enjoyed attending fall church dinners around the area. One of Geraldyne’s favorite pastimes was birdwatching. Her favorite birds were cardinals and woodpeckers. Geraldyne loved the city of Chicago and the Chicago Bears.

Geraldyne is survived by her son, Thomas Carolin of Crystal Lake, IL; daughter, Heather Adams of Mitchell; grandchildren, Andrew Nicholson, Zachary Carolin (Amber Abruzzo), Trevor Carolin, and Abigail Adams (Croix Erickson); great-granddaughter, Emerson Erickson; and dog, Angel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Murphy, and her parents.

Posted by Priscilla Stevenson on October 25, 2021
Geri was such a special lady. During the short time she was at Edgewood I so very much enjoyed visiting with her and spending time with her. So sorry for your loss and prayers to the family.
Posted by Vicki Hubner on October 25, 2021
I am especially thinking of you this Monday as you are bidding farewell to your dear mother and grandmother. We lived in the same apartment building in Mitchell so we shared many "Good mornings!" She always had such a cheerful smile with that greeting. I was a teacher so I know the school secretary is the glue of the school. What an important job your mom had! May God comfort you and give you strength. May memories keep her close always. With sincere sympathy.
Posted by Karen Harrington on October 25, 2021
Heather and Tom, your mom was a true lady!!! She was always kind to everyone!! Let the Lord walk with you during the weeks ahead!!
Posted by Lonie Adams on October 25, 2021
We were all sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Kathy Estenson on October 23, 2021
I love that each year I came home to visit, we would share the first night of CPW with Geri and a pulled pork sandwich. Such a beautiful and caring person. Love, prays and Peace
Posted by Becky Colleran on October 23, 2021
Heather, your mother’s smile greeted me every morning she was behind her desk. She was a joy to work with. May your memories sustain you!
Posted by Melissia Engles on October 23, 2021
So sorry to hear this. She was such a sweet lady!
Posted by Rhonda Broski on October 22, 2021
Dear Heather and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Geri’s passing. She was an amazing secretary and co-worker. Remember the good times.
Posted by Rocky Von Eye on October 22, 2021
Heather you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was special and she passed that special gift to you! Hugs and Love.
Posted by Lisa Ham on October 22, 2021
Thoughts and prayers with you and the family in this difficult time. Sorry for your loss. Hugs and love to you all. ❤
Posted by Jenna Doorn on October 22, 2021
So sorry for you loss Heather. Prayers to you and your family.
Posted by Michele Copeland on October 22, 2021
Heather and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers for you all!!
Posted by Tayla Plastow on October 22, 2021
Heather and family so sorry for your loss, I always enjoy sitting and chatting with mom when we’d have our garage sales, she was such a sweet lady. Many thoughts and prayers for all of you🙏🏼
Posted by Sue Stotz on October 22, 2021
So sorry for your loss Heather. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Posted by Mike Wantoch on October 22, 2021
Sorry for your loss she was one of the good ones prayers for you and your family
Posted by Gloria Smith-Rockhold on October 22, 2021
Dear Heather and family, Your mom was such a sweet, kind person. I know you will miss her terribly. You are a loving, caring daughter who was always there when she needed you. May the love of friends and family surround you in your sorrow. Your mom was much loved by many.
Posted by Kari Wald-Gales on October 21, 2021
Heather, You and your family are in our prayers! Your Mom was a special lady!! Hugs and prayers!
Posted by Kelly Blair on October 21, 2021
Your Mom was a special lady!! She was always there when I needed to talk and believe me sometimes she would get an hear full!! I loved her smile, laugh and her kindness!! She will be missed!!! Hugs to you, Heather and the rest of the family!!
Posted by Lynn Metcalf on October 21, 2021
I always enjoyed Geri and I worked with her from time to time. She was a great gal! Thinking of you Heather, and your family.
Posted by Kelli Malde on October 21, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are will you all Geri was such a nice person. God bless her.
Posted by Vicki and Steve Heimsoth on October 21, 2021
Geri was a special person. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
Posted by Jan Weisser on October 20, 2021
Sorry to hear about your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with her..God be with you.
Posted by Marilyn Hedblom on October 20, 2021
So sorry for your loss ,Heather and Family. May she rest in Peace..
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