Geraldine Stanton, 90, Mauston

Geraldine “Miggy” Stanton, 90, of Mauston passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Crestview Nursing Home.

Miggy was born to William and Ruth (Surridge) Ellse in December of 1926, in Rushden, England. She married Emil Finkbeiner and immigrated to the United States in 1945 and later married Clarence Stanton in 1966. Her interests included a lifelong love for knitting, canning, baking, walking, going to lunch, and visiting with her many friends and family. She took pride in sharing knitted gifts and baked goodies.

Survivors include her sons, Jack (Cheryl) Stanton of Ohio and Paul “Tuffy” Finkbeiner of Mauston; stepson, Robert Stanton (Ruthanne) of Mauston; daughter, Bonnie (Finkbeiner) Reinen of Madison; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; many other family members; and friends.

Miggy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence; brother, Bob (Ren) Ellse; and sister, Betty (Ken) Bowley.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, at Crandall Funeral Home in Mauston, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in the Mauston Cemetery

A heartfelt thank you goes to the entire staff and residents at Crestview Nursing Home and Assisted Living, where she touched everyone’s heart with her charisma.

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