Roger John Geisler

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Roger John Geisler, 72, of Lake City, died at the Lake City Nursing Home on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 28, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Lake City, with the Rev. Dahmon Romness officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Lake City. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services. Pallbearers will be his seven grandchildren: Bryan, Bradley, Drew, Michael, William, Benjamin and Cassandra. Full military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 110 and Lake City VFW Post No. 8729. 

Roger John Geisler was born on March 2, 1942, in Lake City, the son of Jesse and Majelle (Walters) Geisler. He was a 1960 graduate of Lincoln High School, Lake City. He entered the United States Army Reserves on March 3, 1964, in Red Wing and served until Jan. 8, 1970. Roger farmed in the Lake City area for 45 years and then was a frame cutter for Wild Wings, Lake City.

Roger and Dorene Huffman were united in marriage on Jan. 8, 1972, at the United Methodist Church in Lake City. Roger and Dorene raised four boys together. He was a great father and husband. He loved hunting and the outdoors. He was a very caring and loving person. Roger entered the Lake City Nursing Home in 2000 due to a stroke and continued to reside there until his death.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 110 and the Lake City VFW Post No. 8729.

Roger is survived by his wife of 42 years, Doreen, of Lake City; his sons, Kenneth Huffman, of St. Cloud, Bryan (Kathy ) Huffman, of Lake City, Kevin ( Suzanne) Huffman, of Red Wing, Jeffrey (Rachael ) Huffman, of Lake City; brothers, John (Vicki) Geisler, of Lake City, Larry (Margaret) Geisler, of Brooklyn Park; seven grandchildren, Cassandra Huffman, of Red Wing, Bryan Huffman Jr., of Green Bay, Wis., Bradley (fiancé, Cassandra Carrels) Huffman, of Lake City, Michael (Stacy) Huffman, of Red Wing, William (fiancé, Sara Gein) Huffman, of Brooklyn Park, Drew Huffman, of Red Wing, Benjamin Huffman, of Red Wing; one great grandchild, Keira, of Red Wing; mother-in-law, Deloris Ruzek, of Lake City; two nephews, Chris ( Marisa) Geisler, of Bloomington, and Griffin (Christina) Geisler, of St Paul; two nieces, Diane Geisler, of Princeton, N.J., and Pam (Jim) Mattson, of Coon Rapids; two great-nephews, Patrick and Andrew, of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his father and his mother.

Mahn Family Funeral Home of Lake City is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at

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Published in The Post-Bulletin on July 26, 2014
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