CROFTON - Geralda M. Tramp, 86, Crofton, died March 19, 2021, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.
Mass of Christian Burial will be March 24, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton, with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating.
Burial will be at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. Crofton.
Visitation and a Vigil service were Tuesday, at church, and continued Wednesday, at church, one hour prior to services. Services will also be live streamed at www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live. Facemasks and social distancing are required for the visitation and funeral.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Geralda Marie Tramp was born March 21, 1934, in Crofton, to Frank and Martha (Pick) Foecke. She was the sixth of 12 children. She attended grade school in Hartington and graduated from Holy Trinity High School. After graduating from high school she taught one year at a one room school house. She met Charles Tramp at a dance at the Crofton Dance Hall when her brothers brought her dancing with them. Geralda married Charles May 26, 1952, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington. They lived in a small house on her brother Harold’s farm and then moved to their current farm in March 1953. They had 15 children.
Geralda had a huge garden, loved to can and was a super shopper, to feed her huge brood. This grew to 41 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. She had a special place in her heart for each one, and she showed each one that love in a special way.
She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church and its parish council, and Christian Mothers.
Geralda is survived by her husband, Charles Tramp, Crofton; 15 children and spouses, Charles “Chuck” (Rhonda) Tramp, Wynot; Dr. Rollie (Charlie) Tramp, Peyallup, Wash.; Anne Fuoss, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Mary (Steve) Mueller, Yankton, S.D.; Dr. Allan (Kerry) Tramp, Falls City; Tony (Katie) Tramp, Crofton; Paul Tramp, Casper, Wyo.; Francis (Mary) Tramp, Blencoe, Iowa; Arlene (Randall) Nelson, Star, Idaho; Dennis (Brenda) Tramp, Brookings, S.D.; Rhoda (Lee) Carsten, Kimball, S.D.; Sarah (Mark) Oehlerking, Boise, Idaho; Ruth (Roderick) Goeden, Crofton; Tom (Andrea) Tramp, Delno, Minn.; and Becky (Bruce) White, Omaha; 42 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerome Foecke, Litchfield, Minn.; and two sisters, Mary Davis, Denver, Colo., and Barbara (Chuck) MacDonald, Pensacola, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; eight siblings, Harold, Mildred, Genevieve, Delores, Ralph, Sr. Rhoda, Dennis, Irene; and great-granddaughter, Rikki.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Martha Foecke Scholarship Fund at Mount Marty University, Yankton, S.D.