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Leo Geiger

LEO J. GEIGER, age 97, of Loyal, WI, peacefully went to see the Lord, his wife, a very special daughter, Cali Sue, and his son, Brian, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at Stoney River Assisted Living, in Marshfield.  Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Loyal.  Rev. Emmanuel Famiyeh will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Luke Lindner, Mike Vine, Jason Haslow, Ryan Geiger, Dylan Geiger, and Randy Geiger.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Wednesday, from 9am until time of service.

Leo John Geiger was born in Dorchester, WI on April 4, 1926, to Francis "Frank" X. and Ann M. (Metz) Geiger, Sr.  He was raised on the family farm and received his education at St. Louis Catholic School in Dorchester.  After completing his education, Leo farmed with his father for 4 years.  He was united in marriage to Dorothy G. Kroening on April 19, 1944 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester.  They moved to Loyal where they farmed for 4 years.  Leo then drove truck for Norman Luchterhand for one year, followed by 3 years driving for Always Transfer out of Spencer.  His last employment was with O-W Trindal in Loyal, which later became Smith Feed and then Vita Plus, where he drove for 48 years until retiring in 2001.  He and Dorothy celebrated 70 years of marriage just before Dorothy's passing on April 30, 2014.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Circle 8 Square Dancing Club, and loved spending time with his family, and gardening.

Leo is survived by 3 daughters: Sharon (Randy) Hendrickson of Wild Rose,  Lavon Lindner (Roger Ellison) of Loyal,  Karen (Edward) Haslow of Independence, OH;  4 sons:  Marvin (Karleen) Geiger of Weston,  Alan (Carol) Geiger of Fort Wayne, IN,  LaVern (Donna) Geiger of Mesa, AZ,  Kevan Geiger of Brule, NE; 21 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; one daughter-in-law: Sarah Geiger of Loyal; one sister-in-law: Marcella Sitko of Mosinee; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter: Carolyn Geiger on June 27, 2002; his son: Brian Geiger on October 18, 2022; his son-in-law: Mike "Hunter" Lindner on January 8, 2002; one grandson, Dale Vine, Jr.; one great granddaughter, Elizabeth Thompson; 7 brothers: Mike, Frank Jr., Joe, Al, Andy, Henry, and Benedict in infancy; and 9 sisters: Mae Petrie, Ann Whitman, Frances Simon, Agnes Pupp, Lucy Carpenter, Elsie Pupp, Helen Pacourek, Henrietta Gondloch and Ethel Pupp.

A special thank you to Promedica Hospice for the loving and compassionate care given to Leo in his final days.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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