Obit: Geiger, David J.(1938 - 2022)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Geiger, Lang, Weiler, Bettin, Cokl, Peissig, Erdmann, Fula, Simchick, Starke, Graham

----Source: Life Tributes Funeral Home (Spencer, Clark Co., WI) 9/27/2022

Geiger, David J. (31 May 1938 – 24 September 2022) With Flag

David J. Geiger, 84, of Dorchester, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at his residence surrounded by family with support from Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice.

David was born on May 31, 1938, in Dorchester, the son of Michael and Amelia (Lang) Geiger. He attended St. Louis Catholic School and graduated from Dorchester High School. After graduation, he went on to serve his country in the United States Navy from 1956 until his honorable discharge in1960. On February 17, 1962, he was united in marriage to Carol Weiler at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Athens. He was employed with Ackeret Brothers Sales and Service for 40 years. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan.

David enjoyed fishing and hunting, tending to his garden, driving his John Deere Tractors or simply spending time making memories in the woods. To his family, Dad was a practical man, making do with what he had, always finding a way to fix it, patch it or extend its life and usefulness.

Those who will cherish his memory include his loving wife, Carol of Dorchester; his daughter, Cheryl (Earl) Bettin of Wausau; his sons, Greg (Dawn) Geiger of Marshfield, Brian (Nancy) Geiger of Owen and Lee (Amy) Geiger of Medford; his grandchildren, Eric Bettin of Wausau, Melissa (John) Cokl of Marshfield, Michelle (Ben) Starke of St. Francis, Jon (Kelly) Geiger of Marshfield, Jenna (Dom) Geiger of Marshfield, Russell Geiger of NY, Alan (Ashley) Geiger of NY, and Brooke, Jacob and Grace Geiger of Owen; and his great-grandchildren, Tylan Cokl, Jackson Cokl, Cayson Geiger, Madyson Geiger, and Maxwell Cokl along with many other relatives, friends and comrades.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Amelia Geiger; his stepmother, Betty Geiger; his sister, Margaret Peissig; his brothers, Norbert, Paul, and Cyril Geiger; his brothers-in-law, David Weiler, Norbert Weiler, Richard Erdman and Bernard Fula; his sisters-in-law, Barbara Weiler and Rose Simchick and his parents-in-law, Theodore and Gertrude Weiler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. on Friday, September 30, 2022, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan with Rev. George Graham officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Friday from 9 A.M. until time of service. Military honors will be conducted at the church following the Mass. The honor of pallbearer belongs to his grandchildren, Eric Bettin, Russell Geiger, Jonathon Geiger, Jacob Geiger and Alan Geiger. Honorary pallbearers are Melissa Cokl, Michelle Starke, Jenna Geiger, Grace Geiger and Brooke Geiger.

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