Geraldine Freide Morgan: January 12, 1923 – March 29, 2013

Geraldine Freide Morgan, age 90, of Ripon, passed away on Good Friday, March 29, 2013 at Fountainview Care Center in Ripon.


Geraldine was born on January 12, 1923 in Baraboo, WI the daughter of Melvin and Freide Price. Geraldine attended Baraboo area schools and then moved to Portage, WI. In 1943 she married Clarence W. Morgan in Portage, WI. With her husband overseas fighting in WW II, Geraldine moved to Ripon and worked at Speed Queen until the end of the war. Geraldine then became a homemaker and started her family, and worked part time as a domestic. With kids in school, Geraldine returned to the workplace and was employed at Smith’s Laundry and Dry Cleaners until the business closed in 1973. Geraldine then was employed by A.F.K. Corporation in Ripon until she retired in 1988. In 1989 she traveled to Europe with her husband Clarence and traveled the same path of her husband during WW II. Clarence preceded her in death in 1999. Her passions were her family, reading, watching Westerns and the Green Bay Packers. Geraldine was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion in Ripon.


Geraldine is survived by her son Calvin (Dianne) of Princeton; her sister Betty Liptow of Ripon; her grandchildren: Michelle Zeatlow of Kettle River, MN; Nicholas (Tracy E.) Morgan of Knoxville, TN; Tracy Lynn Morgan of Harriman, TN; Kelly Bigalow of Fond du Lac, WI; Jennifer Standoff of Strasburg, CO; Mary (Cole) Lane of Austin, MN; and her special friend Dave Zeatlow of Ripon. She is also survived by many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Geraldine is preceded by her parents, her husband Clarence, her daughter Velva, her brother Roger, 2 sisters Dorothy and Elaine, grand daughter Laurann and grandson Thomas Max.


Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 6th at 1:30 p.m. at Divine Passage Funeral Home, 175 N. Douglas Street, Ripon with Rev. Joshua Pegram officiating. Family and friends may visit on Saturday April 6th at Divine Passage Funeral Home from 11:30 a.m. until time of services. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ripon.


Geraldine will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

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