Geraldine Nall

Mom went to sleep on Earth and woke up in Heaven with Dad...
    Geraldine Nall, also known as Mom, Geri, or Tiny to friends and family, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2018. Geri was born September 3, 1921, in Faith, SD to Helen Wilson Lackey. Geri attended Faith schools, graduated from Faith High School in 1939, attended National College of Business in Rapid City. In 1942 where attending Black Hills Teachers College (BHSU) in Spearfish, a very good-looking Army Air Corp soldier made sure she did not get away.
    Geri married Clifford Nall on July 10, 1943, from there lived in Denver, Rapid City, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, back to Rapid City and finally settling in Spearfish, SD. To this union five children were born, Thomas, Susan, Pamela, Debra and Kathy. Geri was an avid gardener, a very busy homemaker, and she had a Real Estate license and sold homes in the Rapid City area for a number of years. When living in Spearfish she was an active member of the Senior Center and played in many a cribbage tournament.
    Geri was very proud to be from Faith Country and made sure everybody knew where she was from either by telling them or wearing her Faith sweatshirt. She loved getting together with family at yearly reunions and the monthly picnics.
    Geri was a mother to five children, 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. She is survived by her children; Susan (Stan) Andrews, Rogers, AR, Pamela Meskill, Ft Smith, AR, Debra (John) Taylor, Denver, CO and Kathy (Gene) Lee, Vale, SD; grandchildren, Terrie Nall, Tracy Nall, James Nall, Wendy Ellenbecker, Rick Ellenbecker, Cindy Webster, Jenny Blood, Justin Meskill, Julia Quinn, Robert Wilkins, Kenneth Wilkins, Jacque Lee, Samantha Rosenau, Stacy Cope, and Tina Loy; plus numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
    Preceding Geri in death were her husband of 56 Years, Clifford; son, Thomas; and daughter-in law, Maureen; grandchildren, Mark Ellenbecker, Johnny Ellenbecker; great grandson, Joshua Brown; her mother, Helen; her sister, Helen Dorothy Ebert; and her brothers, Milton and William Lackey.
    Services will provide an opportunity to hear more of Geri’s life, her generosity of soul, and her love.  
    Services were Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10:30 am at Black Hills Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Martin officiating.  Burial followed at Black Hills National Cemetery.
    Friends and family may sign her online guestbook and leave written condolences for the family at

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