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Sister Geraldine (St. Geraldine) Moorman, BVM

Sister Geraldine (St. Geraldine) Moorman, BVM, 99, of Mount Carmel Bluffs, 1160 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, died Friday, June 24, 2022.

Visitation, the Sharing of Memories and Mass of Christian Burial were on Friday, July 1, 2022. Burial was in the Mount Carmel cemetery.

Sister Geraldine was born on Dec. 28, 1922, in St. Louis to John and Adele (Toenjes) Moorman. She entered the BVM congregation Feb. 2, 1941, from Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, St. Louis. She professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1943, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1948.

Sister Geraldine was an elementary teacher at St. Vincent, Our Lady of Angels, and Annunciation in Chicago and principal at St. Gilbert in Grayslake, Ill. She served as principal and elementary teacher at St. Gregory the Great in Bellerose, N.Y. She also ministered as principal, parish secretary and pastoral associate at St. Bartholomew in Chicago. She served the congregation as a member of the formation team.

“As a deeply spiritual person secure in God’s love, Geraldine was gracious, welcoming, accepting of what is and, even amid chaos, had a smile on her face. Surely, her smile was never more radiant than the moment she met Jesus face-to-face.” (Eulogy).

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Marie Moorman and Jane Jung; brothers John, Robert, James, Paul, and Joseph Moorman. She is survived by a brother Thomas Moorman, St. Louis; nieces and nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 81 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.

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This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Annunciation Grammer School class of 1954…
    My classmate Bob Zych and I have the fondest memories of Sister Geraldine and of course, all the sisters that gave us such a wonderful head start in life.
    The sister took our class on a field trip to what we think now was a retreat house property in the country where they let us rough house and have fun. I think that the sisters had fun just watching us at play. I shared photos of that day with Sister Geraldine a few years ago. I’m sure it brought a smile to her face. Ha, but she smiled a lot! The photos were not of the best quality so, the best she could tell she was probably the tall nun in the photo.
    We loved her and now cherish the memories of our years with the Sisters of Charity.
    May she now rest in peace after a wonderful life of love and service.
    Don Gregory and Bob Zych

  2. I need to thank Sr. Geraldine for having all of the sisters pray for her 2 brothers [Bud and Bob] during WW11, while they were fighting. Their prayers were the reason that both brothers came home and led productive lives and raised big heathy families! God Bless the BVM’s.

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This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Annunciation Grammer School class of 1954…
    My classmate Bob Zych and I have the fondest memories of Sister Geraldine and of course, all the sisters that gave us such a wonderful head start in life.
    The sister took our class on a field trip to what we think now was a retreat house property in the country where they let us rough house and have fun. I think that the sisters had fun just watching us at play. I shared photos of that day with Sister Geraldine a few years ago. I’m sure it brought a smile to her face. Ha, but she smiled a lot! The photos were not of the best quality so, the best she could tell she was probably the tall nun in the photo.
    We loved her and now cherish the memories of our years with the Sisters of Charity.
    May she now rest in peace after a wonderful life of love and service.
    Don Gregory and Bob Zych

  2. I need to thank Sr. Geraldine for having all of the sisters pray for her 2 brothers [Bud and Bob] during WW11, while they were fighting. Their prayers were the reason that both brothers came home and led productive lives and raised big heathy families! God Bless the BVM’s.

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