Sharlene Geraghty

Sharlene Geraghty



Sharlene Geraghty, 81, of Hastings, Minn., was reunited with her best friend and husband, Roger, on Aug. 26, 2018.

Two words best describe her: Courage and Light. She courageously lived with and fought two types of cancer, one for over 21 years. Her grace, strength, and faith inspired others facing similar challenges. She was a light to anyone she met, whether it was 5 minutes or a lifetime. Those she touched with her light have spread it to others, too. 

Sharlene Mary Easton was born on Friday, Nov. 13, 1936. She considered this to be lucky as it brought her Roger, to whom she was married for 53 years. They had five children, Barb Geraghty (Captain, USN, Retired), Joe (Junhee) Geraghty, Mike Geraghty (Jane Haapala), Joan Hemenway, and Carol (Rich) Schoenthaler. 

She is preceded in death by Roger; her parents, Howard and Irene Easton; a brother, John Easton; a brother-in-law, Tony Kucera; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Pat Peverill; son-in-law, Dennis Hemenway; and nephew, Richard Easton. 

In addition to her children, Sharlene is survived by her sister-in-law, Audrey Easton; brothers Chuck (Barb), Bill (Joanne), Doug (Jane) of West Union, and Randy (Dodie) Easton; and sisters, Mary Ann Kucera, Judy (Frank) Trumpy, and Therese (Don) Roth; eight grandchildren, Katie, Tyler, Jenna, Andy, Cody, Tim, Renee and Lauren; two great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Rilee; many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Aug. 30, at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, Minn. 

Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Joyful Living, Hastings Family Service or Hastings Senior Center. 

Wise Family Funeral Home in Hastings, Minn., is serving the family. 

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