Obituaries

Barbara Beckers
B: 1943-09-09
D: 2020-09-26
View Details
Beckers, Barbara
James Christianson
B: 1927-01-19
D: 2020-09-21
View Details
Christianson, James
Patrick Smith
B: 1939-02-05
D: 2020-09-20
View Details
Smith, Patrick
Dianne Smith
B: 1939-08-28
D: 2020-09-15
View Details
Smith, Dianne
William Dilks
B: 1945-03-29
D: 2020-09-15
View Details
Dilks, William
Francis McGinn
B: 1928-05-06
D: 2020-09-10
View Details
McGinn, Francis
Mary Prodoehl
B: 1944-05-31
D: 2020-09-10
View Details
Prodoehl, Mary
Suzanne Carmichael
B: 1940-03-12
D: 2020-09-07
View Details
Carmichael, Suzanne
Scott Valiton
B: 1981-06-03
D: 2020-09-06
View Details
Valiton, Scott
Jean olson
B: 1959-01-21
D: 2020-09-05
View Details
olson, Jean
LuJean Iversen
B: 1946-12-14
D: 2020-08-29
View Details
Iversen, LuJean
Helen Kass
B: 1931-01-26
D: 2020-08-27
View Details
Kass, Helen
Thaylen Tester
B: 2020-04-27
D: 2020-08-24
View Details
Tester, Thaylen
Betsy Hannum
B: 1952-04-08
D: 2020-08-23
View Details
Hannum, Betsy
Nancy Dodds
B: 1931-10-30
D: 2020-08-21
View Details
Dodds, Nancy
Margaret Kimrey
B: 1930-02-06
D: 2020-08-20
View Details
Kimrey, Margaret
James Wagner
B: 1944-08-20
D: 2020-08-17
View Details
Wagner, James
Maren Koscielski
B: 1971-04-03
D: 2020-08-15
View Details
Koscielski, Maren
Elizabeth Powell
B: 1925-04-24
D: 2020-08-14
View Details
Powell, Elizabeth
Deborah Albertson
B: 1955-11-09
D: 2020-08-11
View Details
Albertson, Deborah
Kevin Tritz
B: 1949-03-07
D: 2020-08-08
View Details
Tritz, Kevin

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
16394 Glory Lane
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: (952) 949-4970
Fax: (952) 949-5947
Gerald Corcoran

Gerald Edward Corcoran

Monday, January 20th, 1930 - Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Gerald Corcoran, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Gerald Corcoran

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Gerald's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Gerald's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Gerald E. Corcoran (Jerry), 90, died Wednesday, August 5th at Willows of Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove following a brief illness. He leaves his eight children & spouses, Daughters, Kathleen Duffy (Michael), Susan Corcoran (Wayne), Mary Kay Sinjem (Chuck), and Caroline Kuha (Bryan); Sons, Michael Corcoran (Katie), Thomas Corcoran, Dennis Corcoran, and Kevin Corcoran. His ten grandchildren, Kalie Schultz and Ryan Duffy, Patricia Corcoran, Taylor, Darby & Tanner Sinjem, Alex and Evan Corcoran, Brandon & Jordan Kuha, and two great-grandchildren Miles Sladon & Gianna Sinjem. Sister Marlys Tromley of Pahrump, NV, sister-in-law Carroll Corcoran, Stella Corcoran and his furry forever companions 'Bernie’ and ‘River.’

Born in Fargo, ND and raised in Minneapolis, Jerry was able to travel internationally to his beloved Ireland. He is preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife Patricia (Patty) Burns Corcoran, brother Lyle and parents John & Mabel (O’Bleness) Corcoran of Minneapolis.

In his early years, Mr. Corcoran took any available job to help his north Minneapolis family though the Great Depression. After graduating from Vocational High School in Minneapolis, he joined the U.S. Air Force serving as a WWII veteran in the Medical Corps discharged in 1950. Jerry then went to the University of Minnesota in pre-med and completed two years of school with straight 'A' grades. He met his wife Patricia Corcoran at a dance in Minneapolis, and they were married in 1952.

Life interfered with the best-laid plans and the arrival of the first of his eight children. Jerry had the opportunity to join the Woolworth Department store chain. He started as an assistant manager at the Lake Street store in Minneapolis. Jerry went on to a 41-year career as store and regional manager in 12 cities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Wyoming, and Chicago, Illinois. He retired to The Villages in Lady Lake, Florida, where he took up golf and enjoyed his many children’s and grandchildren’s visits.

Much gratitude and thanks to the Brighton Hospice team and Memory Care specialists at the Willows of Arbor Lakes. Please direct all memorials in memory of Jerry to the Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley - 845 Meadow Ln N, Golden Valley, MN 55422.

Catholic service will be held Tuesday August 11, 2020 at Church of St. Joseph the Worker 7180 Hemlock Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369. 11:00 AM mass, visitation one hour prior to service. Masks and social distancing required at visitation and funeral. Interment directly following funeral services at Gethsemane Catholic Cemeteries, 8151 42nd Ave N., New Hope, MN 55427.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Church of St Joseph the Worker
    Address
    7180 Hemlock lane North
    Maple Grove, MN 55369
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Church of St Joseph the Worker
    Address
    7180 Hemlock lane North
    Maple Grove, MN 55369
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    8151 N 42nd Ave
    New Hope, MN 55427
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Gerald here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
KU

Kana Ueda

Posted at 11:31am
Dear Caroline, Heartfelt thoughts go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Flower Image

Kana Ueda purchased flowers for the family of Gerald Corcoran. Send Flowers

CG

Chris and Gina

Posted at 10:37am
Sorry for the loss of your father. In sympathy.
Flower Image

Chris and Gina purchased flowers for the family of Gerald Corcoran. Send Flowers

HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 06:02pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve, Jackie, Steph, Chelsea and Brandon, Tali and Jake.
Flower Image

Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Gerald Corcoran. Send Flowers

JK

Jen and Kim

Posted at 03:25pm
We didn't know Gerald personally, but Mary is someone that has touched our lives immensely. We are so sorry for the loss your family is experiencing.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Gerald Corcoran — Plant a Tree Now
DW

David Willette

Posted at 02:32pm
Patty and Family, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Jerry. You are in our thoughts. Dave and Dave
Flower Image

David Willette purchased flowers for the family of Gerald Corcoran. Send Flowers

Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each