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Wendelin Geier

June 25, 1926 — March 5, 2013

Funeral mass for Wendelin Geier, 86, of Roscoe, S.D. will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 9th, 2013, at St.Thomas Catholic Church in Roscoe, S.D., Fr. Doug Binsfeld officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, March 8th at St. Thomas Catholic Church from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. The Liturgical Wake service will begin at 7:00 pm.

He was born on June 25, 1926, to Adam & Theresia (Heintz) Geier at his parents' home, where he grew up and attended rural school in Roscoe, SD. He married Magdalena Malsam of Hillsview, SD on January 13, 1947.

Wendelin & Magdalena farmed the family homestead until retiring in 1991. He enjoyed dancing with his beautiful bride, family gatherings, card playing (especially pinochle), visiting with friends and family, watching EWTN, taking care of his lawn and garden, going to church almost daily, and most of all farming.

Wendelin was a man of great faith. His life & death are a testimony and witness for many. He lived a life of simplicity, sharing with others in word and deed. He leaves a great legacy for his children, grandchildren & great -grandchildren.

Wendelin Geier passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife of sixty-six years, Magdalena, and his twelve children, Donald Geier of Huron, SD and Adam Geier (deceased) twin brothers; Rosemarie (Norbert) Hoerner of Bowdle, SD; Charles (Carol) Geier (deceased); Margaret Unser of Aberdeen, SD; Dorothy (Ray) Sanderson of Aurora, CO; Gary (Judy) Geier of Sioux Falls, SD; Michael Geier of Castle Rock, CO; Peter Geier (deceased); David Geier of Aurora, CO; Bruce (Cindy) Geier of Watertown, SD; and Kenneth (Carol) Geier of Roscoe, SD. He has 36 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and a brother Joseph Geier who lives in Aberdeen, SD. He was preceded in death by his parents, a twin brother, Pius Geier, two other brothers, Frank and Clemens, sisters Kathryn, Rosalie, and Perpetua and Barbara, twin sisters.

Funeral services through Gramm Funeral Home of Ipswich. Online guest registry at www.grammfuneralhome.com

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