Marsha Corcoran


December 20, 1952 - November 5, 2017


Marsha Corcoran, 64, of Mitchell, SD died November 5, 2017 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Harvest Community Church in Mitchell. Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM Tuesday with a 6:30 prayer service at Bittner Funeral Chapel. 

Marsha Kay Corcoran was born to John and Mary (O’Connor) Seiders on December 20, 1952. She lived in rural Alexandria until 1957 when they moved to town. She graduated from Hansen High School in Alexandria in 1971. She then attended Northern State College, graduating in 1974 with a teaching degree in Special Education. She moved to Beresford after graduation and she married Charles (Ron) Corcoran on December 30, 1975. To this union two daughters were born (Rebecca and Katie). After divorcing in 1993, Marsha moved to Mitchell. Throughout the years she taught at Custer State Hospital, Winner Handicapped School, and in a teacher’s co-op around Beresford serving several small communities. She opened a daycare called Teddy Bears and Rainbows in Beresford, continuing her love of teaching children. In 1993 she moved to Mitchell working as an Activities Director at Firesteel Healthcare Center until her retirement. Marsha was always very involved in the community. She started Helping Hands Pantry in 2007, proudly serving Mitchell for the past 10 years. She belonged to the Lioness, SDEA, Respite Care, American Legions Aux, MACPD, MANA Mitchell, and Dine Out Group.

Marsha enjoyed spending life with family and friends. Marsha lived life to the fullest and was thankful for time on this earth.

Grateful for having shared her life are her daughters, Becky Tews (Jason Feiock) and Katie (Jeffrey) Buus (Jeffrey) two grandchildren, Cassidy Corcoran and Sidney Hockett; a sister, Margaret (Gary) Neugebauer and their children Eric (Brandi) and Greyson Neugebauer, Melissa (Doug) Mentele and their children : Morgan, Bailey,  Devin Mentele, Kyle (Brandi) Neugebauer and their children Kale and Hattie Neugebauer, Jodi Neugebauer, Shelly (Nick) Lorang and their child Madalynn; several in-laws; special niece, Patricia Jones, several nieces and nephews and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father; several brother and sisters-in-law; and husband.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Wednesday, November 8, 2017
10:30 AM
Harvest Community Church
1017 W Norway Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Gale Mittelstaedt on November 10, 2017
Katie and Becky- I was so sad to hear of your mom's passing. She was one of the sweetest and nicest people I have ever know. She handled adversity (and Lord knows she was handed a bunch) with grace and dignity and was always smiling. Your memories of this loving mom and friend to so many will keep her with you. My prayers are with you for healing and peace. Gale Mittelstaedt (Lynn Corcorans's big sister in Ortonville, MN)
Posted by Kathie Tupper on November 6, 2017
Marsha was a great friend and we shared many fun times. She helped with our peer support groups and always made us laugh! I will miss her so much!
Posted by Christy hill on November 6, 2017
She was the sweetest lady I knew I will miss her a lot RIP Marsha Katy Becky you are in my prayers
Posted by Valerie,Tom & Landon on November 6, 2017
Marsha was an amazing mom, friend and person! She had faith in God and I know she is in Heaven watching down on all of us. Katie, Becky, Cass n Sydney & Jeff you are all in my heart and I pray for peace and love for you. Your mom was such an amazing soul. May she RIP lots of love hugs and prayers!! Miss you Marsha!!
Posted by Deborah Olson Swenson on November 6, 2017
You were one of my best friends for the last five years. I am blessed to have had you in my life. I will miss seeing you everyday. You were a great next door neighbor. You had a big heart for everyone. Becky and Katie you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Jennifer Thissell on November 6, 2017
Prayers for you.
Posted by Marge Schaefers on November 6, 2017
Marsha was a special person and friend to me. She will truly be missed.
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