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Gerald “Slip” Mahoney

Gerald “Slip” Mahoney, age 70 of Chaska, died Saturday morning, Oct. 15, 2005 in Appleton.

He was born May 19, 1935 in Appleton, the eldest son of William and Ann (Muehlbauer) Mahoney. He graduated from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor of science degree in 1959.

Early in his career, Slip taught high school and coached basketball. He was revered for winning seasons at Glyndon High School, St. Mary’s High School in Waverly, and Holy Trinity in Winsted. To keep up his interest in sports, he continued to referee basketball and umpire baseball and slow pitch softball throughout Wright, McLeod, and Carver counties.

In 1972, he joined IDS/American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise) as a financial planner, building three practices in Chaska, Norwood, and the Morris/Appleton area. During his career, he was consistently listed in the top 10 in the nation, and received numerous performance awards including the American Express Hall of Fame Award.

He retired in 2003 and remained active in his community, his church, and most affectionately, his garden plot.

Gerry is survived by his second wife, Marlene (Theobald) Mahoney; his first wife, Dianne (Bormann) Mahoney; his children: Mary Beth and husband J.P., Michael and wife Maureen, Colleen, Patrick, and Sean and wife Ashley; stepchildren Michael and wife Kari, and Jill; brothers Roger and wife Katie, Paul and wife Marlys, and Dennis and wife Tessa; sister Sharon; and grandchildren McKenzie (Pat’s daughter); Amanda, Kelsey, and Jacob (Mike Theobald’s children); Meghan, Ryan, Rebecca, William, Stasia, and Joel (Mike Mahoney’s children); Michael “Elliot” (Mary Beth’s son); and Joshua and Kathryn (Sean’s children).

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Jenny.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at the St. Victoria Catholic Church in Victoria, with private family interment.

Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bertas Funeral Home in Chaska, and continued one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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