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NORWALK: Ted Geiger, 80, of Norwalk, Ohio died Friday, November 18, 2011 in Bellevue Hospital, Bellevue, Ohio.
He was born February 15, 1931 in Cambridge, Ohio to the late Thurlen E. and Thelma F. (Bates) Geiger and came to the Norwalk area 8 years ago from Clyde, Ohio. He was a graduate of Cambridge High School, where he excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. He was a veteran of the U S Air Force from 1951 - 1954 serving during the Korean War. After the service he attended and graduated from Muskingum College. He did graduate work at Kansas State, Toledo, BGSU, and Valley College, California. Ted began his teaching and coaching career at Margaretta High School in 1958. He worked several summers at the Bellevue City Recreation Department. He also taught science at Clyde Green Springs from 1962 until his retirement in 1988. During that time he was head coach for football and wrestling, and also coached basketball and track. Later in his teaching career he returned to coaching as an assistant in the Clyde High School volleyball program. He enjoyed reading, walking, attending sporting events, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife whom he married October 20, 1950, Mary Ann (Polly) Rausch Geiger of Norwalk, Ohio; by his son, Ted T. Geiger of Norwalk, Ohio; by his daughters, Polly Daughtery of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, and LeeAnn and (Scott) Wetzel, of Norwalk, Ohio; by his grandsons, Ryan and Kevin Daugherty and Adam and Andrew Wetzel. He is also survived by his sister, Sandy Geiger Stivison of Cambridge, Ohio; and by his sister in law, Virginia Geiger of Cambridge, Ohio.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents; by his sisters, Judith, Carol and Clara Ann; and by his brothers, Terry and Ralph.
Friends may call on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m. in St. Peter Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Fred Wiechers and Rev. Mark Bogen will co officiate.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church Scattering Garden, or to Habitat for Humanity. Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main St. Norwalk, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made by going to www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in the News-Messenger on Nov. 21, 2011