Margaret Mary Mairose, 97, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM Friday, September 2, 2016 at St. Mary Church in Sioux Falls. Family present visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, September 1 at St. Mary Church with a Prayer Service starting at 7:00 PM. On-line condolences may be left at the George Boom Funeral Home website.
Margaret Mary Geraets was born on April 20, 1919 to Henry and Mary (Rickerl) Geraets in Dell Rapids, SD, where she grew up and attended public school. Margaret moved to Sioux Falls in 1943. She was a supervisor and instructor with Northwestern Bell Company before marriage.
Margaret was united in marriage with Jerome Mairose on September 2, 1947 in Dell Rapids, SD. The couple made their home in Sioux Falls, where they raised their 5 children. Once her husband retired Jerry and Margaret traveled extensively in the US and overseas.
Margaret was a member at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the American Legion, VFW, DAV Auxiliary, Moose Lodge and the Catholic Daughters. One of Margaret’s favorite things to do each morning was to complete a crossword puzzle. She enjoyed theaters, musicals and social events with friends and especially cheering on the Minnesota Twins. Margaret loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Above all she was a loving and caring, mother, grandmother, sister and friend that will be greatly missed.
Margaret is survived by her children, Gordon (Mary) Mairose, Robert (Vickie) Mairose, Mary (T. Al) Washburn, Jane Mairose all of Sioux Falls, SD, and son John (Julie) Mairose, Rapid City, SD; 3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Dolores Salviola, Dell Rapids, SD, and many more family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and 13 brothers and sisters.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to Avera Dougherty Hospice House at 4509 S. Prince of Peace Pl, Sioux Falls, SD, 57103.