Obit: Geary, Clarence (1934 - 2012)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Clary, Geary, Godfrey, Nenzel, Nicks, Overlien
----Source: The Abbotsford Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 08/15/2012
Geary, Clarence “Bill” (16 APR 1934 - 14 JUL 2012)
Clarence “Bill” Geary, 78, Baraboo, died Saturday, July 14, 2012.
Bill was born April 16, 1934, on the family farm just outside of Curtiss to Clarence William and Mildred (Nicks) Geary.
He and his wife Gerry, were married in 1954.
Bill graduated from Abbotsford High School and joined the National Guard.
He was employed by Oscar Mayer for 14 years. In 1968, Bill joined Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association of Baraboo. He retired as senior vice president in 1996. After retirement, Bill served for two years as president and CEO of the Wisconsin Agribusiness Council of Madison.
He served on the pastor parish committee, board of trustees and was president of the administrative council. He also ushered and taught an adult Sunday school class.
Bill and Gerry enjoyed travel and time with family, and Bill loved wood-working.
He is survived by his wife Gerry; four children, Pam (George) Godfrey, Cambridge; Mike (Lois) Geary, Stanley; Todd (Michelle) Geary, Deforest; and Laurie (Richard) Clary, Baraboo; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sister, Betty Nenzel and Dorothy Geary.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Emanuel Methodist Church in Baraboo.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Emanuel United Methodist Church at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will take place from noon until the time of service at the church.
Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family
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