Geraldine Kuglin, 97, of Redwood Falls died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in CentraCare Health in Long Prairie, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016 from Cornerstone Christian Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in Redwood Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday, from 10 until 11 a.m.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via
Geraldine Florence, daughter of Fred Wilhelm Knapp and Florence Pearl Swartz was born on June 9, 1919 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.
On April 25, 1936, Geraldine married Clarence K. Hewett in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. They made their home in Redwood Falls. Clarence died April 3, 1981. In October 1988 Geraldine married Roland Kuglin. Roland passed away March 2014. Gerry, Toots, or Tootie as she was known to friends and family raised five daughters and supported Clarence by keeping the business records for his trucking service. She also worked for a while as a cook for the Redwood Falls school. She was active in the Degree of Honor, the auxiliaries of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. She was honored for over 50 years of service to the VWF Auxiliary. She was also active in the Cornerstone Christian Church's Sunshine Circle doing charitable activities. Until her death, she was the longest living member of the Cornerstone Christian Church. Geraldine also participated in activities at the Redwood Falls Senior Center.
Geraldine liked to eat popcorn and play card games, especially Uno Attack. She also enjoyed the bright lights and noise at the Casino. Geraldine absolutely loved anything Western and especially loved watching "Cowboy" movies. She was really good with her hands and taught her daughters how to knit, crochet and embroider. She enjoyed listening to the soap operas while ironing, especially after they were televised. She was a terrific baker and her donuts were the best. Geraldine remained independent until 2012 then spent her declining years in assisted living at Johnson Park Place followed by Sunwood Nursing Home and Long Prairie Nursing Home.
She is survived by her daughters Maxine (Donald) Freund of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Jane (Richard) Gardner of Bedford, Massachusetts, Betty (Ervin) Goblirsch of Long Prairie, Minnesota, Beverly (Nicholas) Steinbach of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Brenda (James) Dorsett of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Geraldine is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 21 great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands Clarence Hewett and Roland Kuglin; daughter Sharon Lee; great-granddaughters Katlynn Mae Gardner and Kelsie Ann Freund; and brother Magnus Knapp.
Blessed be her memory.