Obit: Geiger, Geraldine A. “Gerry” (1932 - 2023)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Geiger, Ludwig, Beyer, Reynolds, Behnke, Kalepp, Clarkson, Oudenhoven
----Source: Life Tributes Funeral Home (Spencer, Clark Co., WI) 3/11/2023
Geiger, Geraldine A. “Gerry” (19 January 1932 – 9 March 2023)
Geraldine A. “Gerry” Geiger, age 91, of Colby, formerly Dorchester, passed away with family by her side in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Colby Retirement Community with care provided by St. Croix Hospice.
Gerry was born on January 19, 1932, in Taylor County, to Lester and Marie (Ludwig) Beyer. She graduated from Medford High School. On August 6, 1949, she was united in marriage to Norbert Geiger at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. She and Norbert owned and operated a dairy farm. Outside of operating the farm, Gerry was also employed at Meadow Farms, Mr. B’s Egg Plant, The Olde Saloon, McDonald’s and Clarkson’s Bar which was owned by her sister. She raised eight children and sewed the majority of the girls’ clothes.
Gerry enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing cards and bowling. She loved to test her luck at the casino and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester as well as a member of its PCCW.
Those who will cherish her memory include her children: John (Elfriede) Geiger of Colorado Springs, CO, James (Charlene) Geiger of Spencer, Steve Geiger of Owen, Kathleen (Dennis) Reynolds of Dorchester, Sandra (Dave) Behnke of Dorchester, Kurt (Jennifer) Geiger of Potter and Pam (Kirk) Kalepp of Dorchester; 22 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.
Gerry was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Marie Beyer; her husband, Norbert, her son Timothy in infancy, her son, Daniel Geiger; her brother, Allen Beyer; her sister and brother-in-law, Ardis and Les Clarkson and her grandson, Jeremy Behnke.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester with Rev. Timothy Oudenhoven officiating. She will be laid to rest in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather for a time of visitation at the church in Dorchester on Tuesday from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. and again on Wednesday from 9:30 A.M. until time of services. The honor of pallbearer belongs to Mike Geiger, Matt Behnke, David Behnke and Andrew Geiger.
If desired, the Geiger family is accepting memorials in Gerry’s name for a charity yet to be determined.
Gerry’s arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com.
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