Geralda Marie Tramp

Geralda M. Tramp age 86 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Friday, March 19, 2021 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday, at church, one hour prior to services.  You may watch a live stream of the funeral at . Facemasks and social distancing are required for the visitation and funeral.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Geralda Marie Tramp was born on March 21, 1934 in Crofton, NE to Frank and Martha (Pick) Foecke. She was the sixth of twelve 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 on May 26, 1952 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington.  They lived in a small house on her brother Harold’s farm and then moved to their current farm in March of 1953.  To this union 15 children were born.

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 of Crofton, NE; 15 children and spouses Charles “Chuck” (Rhonda) Tramp of Wynot, Dr. Rollie (Charlie) Tramp of Puyallup, WA, Anne Fuoss of Sioux Falls, SD, Mary (Steve) Mueller of Yankton, SD, Dr. Allan (Kerry) Tramp of Falls City, NE, Tony (Katie) Tramp of Crofton, Paul Tramp of Casper, WY, Francis (Mary) Tramp of Blencoe, IA, Arlene (Randall) Nelson of Star, ID, Dennis (Brenda) Tramp of Brookings, SD, Rhoda (Lee) Carsten of Kimball, SD, Sarah (Mark) Oehlerking of Boise, ID, Ruth (Roderick) Goeden of Crofton, Tom (Andrea) Tramp of Delno, MN, Becky (Bruce) White of Omaha; 42 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; brother Jerome Foecke of Litchfield, MN; two sisters Mary Davis of Denver, CO, Barbara (Chuck) MacDonald of Pensacola, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings Harold, Mildred, Genevieve, Delores, Ralph, Sr. Rhoda, Dennis, Irene, and great granddaughter Ricquie.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Martha Foecke Scholarship Fund at Mount Marty University in Yankton, SD.

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23 response to "Geralda Marie Tramp"

  1. By: Rev.Michael D Schmitz Posted: March 20, 2021

    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Geralda. She was a great lady and I will remember her and family in my prayersl

  2. By: Sam Cogdill Posted: March 20, 2021

    Prayers are being sent to the Tramp Family. As youngsters growing up it just seemed 8 more Cogdill kids were just a little more family for the Tramps. Meal time was an “Event” and Geralda just took it as normal, just a few more mouths! It’s been too long, but I do remember the fishing excursions. Your Family has always been special to us. Geralda will be truly missed. I’m sure she’s probably playing that card game that I can’t remember the name of it with her family in heaven. Lots of Great Memories! Sam

  3. By: Robert & Joyce (Merkel) Gentrup 2o1 Park St Hartington, NE 68739 Posted: March 21, 2021

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Geralda was a special lady.

  4. By: Jerri L Gregg Posted: March 21, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Geralda’s passing. She was such a great lady.

  5. By: Jeannie Holbrook Posted: March 21, 2021

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know your memories will be treasured, and I pray they will comfort you. Send my love to the family.

  6. By: LeRoy & Judy Murphy, Falls City, NE Posted: March 21, 2021

    Our condolences to the families of Mrs. Tramp. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. By: Jackie Uhri Posted: March 21, 2021

    Deepest sympathy with your loss. I remember the Tramp family when we lived in Osmond.

  8. By: Tina Noble Posted: March 21, 2021

    Although I only met Geralda a few times, I know what an impact she made on so many lives.. especially her family. Know that the Tramp family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. By: Linda Gordon Posted: March 22, 2021

    Sorry to hear of your moms passing,Pàul. Our prayers go out to you and Kelsey. Gary and Linda

  10. By: Debra Blair Posted: March 22, 2021

    Mary and family, so sorry for your loss. Will keep you in our prayers.

  11. By: Community Medical Center - Falls City, Nebraska Posted: March 22, 2021

    Our deepest sympathy on your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Board of Directors, Administration and Staff of
    Community Medical Center
    Falls City, Nebraska

  12. By: Paul and Kay Steffen Posted: March 22, 2021

    Our most sincere sympathy to Charlie and all the family. She was indeed a gem! May God comfort you in your time of loss. May she rest in Peace. God Bless!

  13. By: Bill Goeken Posted: March 22, 2021

    Thoughts and prayers to all of the Tramp family. There are plenty of wonderful memories of spending time there over the years for family get togethers. Playing cards ( Sheep Head ) was one of the favorites as well as the hunting and fishing. Prayers Bill

  14. By: Joyce and Pat Cogdill Posted: March 22, 2021

    Such a special lady and so many wonderful memories with the whole family. Lots of Sheephead being played in Heaven this week. Hugs to whole family, especially Charlie.

  15. By: Martha Rose Posted: March 22, 2021

    I tear up reading these tributes. Geralda always made each of us feel special. Her humor and wit was contagious. She knew how to stretch anything. We will cherish her memories she gave us. Deepest sympathy.

  16. By: Darrell & Laurie Kathol Posted: March 22, 2021

    Sending prayers at this difficult time

  17. By: Theresa Barry Posted: March 23, 2021

    To Charlie and all my Tramp cousins – my deepest condolences. Geralda was truly a wonderful person. I spent many summers at the farm working (mostly playing with the kitties) and enjoying every minute of it. Geralda always made me feel welcome and special. She worked hard but knew how to laugh and enjoy her life. She will be greatly missed!!

  18. By: Nena Davis Posted: March 23, 2021

    Thank you Aunt Geralda for all the times I stayed with you during the summer. It helped me shape who I am and I loved every minute of it. I knew you would just add another plate to the large table for me when I walked in the door. It made me feel loved and like I belonged, city girl though I was. I will miss you, but know that you leave quite a legacy behind. There is still a place in my heart where that little girl still feels the summer sun on her face and is thinking of you. May you rest in peace.

  19. By: Nena Davis Posted: March 23, 2021

    Couldn’t agree with you more cousin. She had this impact on so many of us. Much love to the family during this difficult time.

  20. By: Jackie and Richard Koch Posted: March 23, 2021

    Sorry for the loss. May She Rest in Peace. Prayers for the Family.

  21. By: Connie Gibilisco Posted: March 23, 2021

    Cherish all your memories and the time you got to spend with her. She sounds like a very special lady. Her daughter Rebecca is special to all of us as well. Her children can be so proud of the life she lived and all the love she shared with others. So sorry for your loss.

  22. By: Jolene and Jeff Steffen Posted: March 24, 2021

    Our sympathies to Charlie and family of Geralda. The Tramp family has been an inspiration to us and greatly admired and we know this great matriarch will be missed but memories will be cherished. I will think of her especially at Easter time and how she graced many families who lost a loved one in the year with a resurrection cake. She was such a kind, gentle soul. We keep all who loved her in our prayers. Jeff and Jolene Steffen

  23. By: Clarence & Shirley Kast, Washington, Utah (suburb of St. George, Utah) Posted: March 24, 2021

    I remember Geralda as a classmate at Holy Trinity High School (now Cedar Catholic) Hartington. Geralda was one of the serious students, in fact she was our class valedictorian. Although I have had little contact with her since then, just a couple of class reunions, I know that she lived a very holy and good life. My wife Shirley and I offer our best to her family at this time knowing that she is very exalted in her continued life and still looking after her family.

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