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Bruce W. Geisinger

Friday, February 22, 2008

Funeral services for Bruce W. Geisinger, 84, of Sioux Rapids, will take place at 1:30 p.m., today, at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids.

Interment will take place at Lone Tree Cemetery of Sioux Rapids.

Bruce passed away on Tuesday, Feb.19, 2008, in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at Cherokee.

Bruce Weldon Geisinger, the son of Oren S. and Fern L. (Samsel) Geisinger, was born at Cornell, on Sept. 29, 1923. Bruce lived his youth, and received his education in, the Cornell area, graduating from the Cornell High School.

Bruce was united in marriage to Colleen Frances Quigley in the First Lutheran Church at Jackson, Minn., on Feb. 7, 1953. The couple was blessed with five children: Ron, Kurt, Eric, Marcia, and Beed.

Bruce and Colleen farmed in the Linn Grove and Sioux Rapids areas during their married life. In addition to his grain farming, Bruce also raised milk and stock cows. He was a very successful farmer and received awards for high corn yields and also for his milk cows.

Bruce was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Sioux Rapids, where he had been a Sunday School teacher. He also had driven a school bus for several years.

Bruce is survived by his children: Ron Geisinger and wife, Sonya of Linn Grove, Kurt Geisinger and wife, Debra of Linn Grove, Eric Geisinger and wife, Ann of Peterson, Marcia Smithey of Dimock, S.D., and Beed Geisinger and wife, Heather of Sioux Rapids; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his sister, Norma Anderson and husband, Don Anderson of Sioux Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Colleen; his son-in-law, Eddie Smithey; his grandchildren: Emily and Andrew Geisinger, and Nickolas Geisinger; his great-grandchildren: Bailey Geisinger and Matthew Chizek; one brother, Gerald Geisinger; and one sister, Ruth Thompson.

The Sliefert Funeral Home of Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com.