Brittany Corcoran
1998 - 2016
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Brittany Corcoran

Brittany Patricia Rose Corcoran, resident of Tea, SD, passed away on March 24th, 2016. The beauty of her light shown for 17 years.

Brittany was born in Huron, SD on March 29th, 1998. She was baptized on May 15th, 1998 at St Martins Catholic Church in Huron. She was to graduate in May from Tea Area High School and she was taking classes at the University Center to start on her college education. Brittany was planning to attend Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota in the fall and was granted a full educational scholarship and to continue to play hockey.

Brittany was an outstanding hockey player. She was a standout goalie for the Sioux Falls Lady Flyers and many All State Select Teams. Brittany's greatest pride was being a respected teammate. Not only to her team, but every team she came across. The only difference she ever saw between hockey teams was the jerseys that they wore. Brittany also played catcher for the Tea Area Softball Teams and the Garretson Blue Dragons enjoying her time with her teammates on and off the field. She not only excelled at athletics but also in academics making the honor roll at Tea Area High School. Brittany spent many hours volunteering to coach youth hockey and softball. She also volunteered at the Bishop Dudley House and the Sioux Falls Humane Society.

Brittany is survived by her sister, Brianna 'Butchie' Corcoran, and her loving parents, Angela Drake of Tea, and Joseph (Holly) Corcoran of Sioux Falls; grandparents, Denis and Theresa Drake of Huron, William and Deanna Corcoran of Sioux Falls; great-grandma, Eileen Moes of Watertown; uncle, Rodney (Angela) Drake of Lenexa, KS, uncle, Jayson (April) Drake of Sioux Falls, and uncle, Jim Corcoran of Minneapolis, MN; cousins, Matthew Drake, Dillion Drake, Evan Drake, Dawson Drake, and Hudson Drake; great-aunts and uncles, Judy Kindle, Jim (Jo) Drake, Jerry Drake, Dan (Jodi) Drake, Peggy Moes, Greg (Julie) Moes, Jim (Kathy) Moes, Susan (Tom) Beaudry, Pat Decker, John (Donita) Moes, Joe (Karla) Moes, Laurie (Tom) Chipman, Michelle (Larry) Hard, Jeff (Lynette) Moes, Arlene Salter, Blanche Hufnagel, Madelyne (Gene) Saarie, Mike (Jean) Corcoran, Lana Lake, Naomi Stulken, and Danny (DeeAnna) Lake.

Brittany is preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Gerald Moes; great-grandparents, Willis and Ella Mae Drake; great-grandparents, Edward and Grace Corcoran, and Lester and Darlene Lake.

The funeral service will be held at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Tea, SD on Monday, March 28th at 10:00 AM with Father O'Dell officiating. The visitation will take place at Miller Funeral Home - Westside Chapel, at 6200 West 41st Street in Sioux Falls, SD on Sunday, March 27th from 4:00 - 6:00, with a 6:00 prayer service and followed by a special sharing time until all have had a chance to share their memories of Brittany.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to an account set up to honor Brittany. The account will grant scholarships to lady hockey players from South Dakota. First Bank & Trust of Sioux Falls will host the Brittany Corcoran Scholarship Fund. Electronic link for donations is

Pallbearers will be Rodney Drake, Jayson Drake, Matthew Drake, Dillon Drake, Evan Drake, Dawson Drake, Jesse Moffit, and Tom Hufnagel. Honorary pallbearers will be all the Sioux Falls Lady Flyers Hockey players.

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Published in Argus Leader on Mar. 26, 2016.
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Funeral service
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St. Nicholas Catholic Church
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March 24, 2021
Dillon Noble
April 4, 2016
Angela and family,
I am so sorry for your loss, I want you to know that you and your family have been heavy on my heart and have been praying for you. I know this isn't much however I do come to Sioux Falls every two weeks and if there is anything that I can do for you or help you please let me know.

Jami Waldner
Jami Waldner
March 29, 2016
I was so saddened to hear about Brittany's passing. She was a student in my chemistry class at University Center. She was a wonderful young woman with a maturity and work ethic well beyond her years. She will be greatly missed...
March 28, 2016
Joe and Holly:

I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers not only now but in the many difficult weeks and months ahead.
Norma Dalen
March 27, 2016
Deanna, and family. Sorry to hear of your loss. Remember her coming to day care to help grandma. Twila Gascoigne
Twila Gascoigne
March 26, 2016
Angie, Terri, Deny, and families,
Words cannot say how very sorry we are to hear of your loss. I wish that we could have known your beautiful daughter and granddaughter, Brittany. We pray that your faith will provide the strength to help you through this time of unbearable grief and sadness.
We are holding you all, dear friends, close in our hearts.
Terry and Marilyn Hofer
March 26, 2016
Angie and family,

Our prayers go out to you for your indescribable loss. Our daughters experienced the passion and fulfillment that only a small group of athletes share from playing girls hockey in Soth Dakota. Brittany truly made those she competed against and teammates better when she stepped on the ice. When #4 was in the net it was going to be a solid effort. We were blessed to have our lives connect.
Abby and Mike Scheibe
March 26, 2016
May you be comforted by God's love! Holding you and Bri in my thoughts and prayers.
Kris Evans
March 25, 2016
Only a few moments of caring, tying skates, encouragement and support from this young lady... yet lasting positive impact on first year hockey daughter. So grateful that our paths intersected. Praying for all family and friends. May memories sustain you during the grief - love never fades. God grant peace to all.
Heather Mueller
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