Geiger, Ronald E.
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Ronald E. Geiger, 95, of Fond du Lac, died Saturday, October 13, 2012, at St. Francis Terrace. He was born June 23, 1917, in the Town of Byron, the son of Charles and Ella Tratow Geiger. On July 24, 1948, he married Thelma C. Menge at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, and she preceded him in death on September 24, 2008. Ronald worked for Fond du Lac Stone Company for 40 years as a stone cutter and also as a maintenance man at National Exchange Bank for 11 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1941 to 1945, serving 34 months overseas in the South Pacific. He was a member of Holy Family Parish. In his retirement he enjoyed refinishing furniture. Dad was a quiet man who may not have often actually spoke words of love, but instead constantly showed his love to God, family and friends. He was always there to help others with his assistance, advice and expertise. He gave such wonderful and loving care to our Mom during the last years of her life that were besieged with illness. When asked his secret to living to be such a "young" 95, his answer was to keep busy working, for working was his hobby as well. We, his family feel truly blessed and are grateful to him for being such a loving Dad.
SURVIVORS: four children, Ann (Stephen) Yanke, Fond du Lac; William (Kim Marie) Geiger, Butler; Joan Geiger, Fond du Lac; Karen (Philip) DuWell, Johnsburg; five grandchildren, Patrick (Sara) Yanke, Andrew Yanke, Jared (special friend, Andrea Cmejla) DuWell, Jacob (special friend, Taylor Holzhauer) DuWell, Lauren DuWell; seven great-grandchildren, Hailey, Connor, Collin, Caden, Yuriaha, Pierre, Jack. He is further survived by one sister, Dora Zupke, Byron; one sister-in-law, Jeanne Lueloff, Fond du Lac. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Thelma; one sister, Irene Wagner; two brothers, Raymond and Harry Geiger.
VISITATION: will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Holy Family Church, 271 4th Street Way. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. American Legion Post #75 will conduct military rites. Entombment will be held at Chapel of the Risen Christ Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials can be directed to Agnesian Hospice, St. Francis Terrace or Holy Family Parish.
The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Agnesian Hospice and St. Francis Terrace for their care and compassion given to Ronald and his family during this difficult time.
Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.ueckerwitt.com.
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Oct. 14, 2012