Robert C. Geiger
Robert C. Geiger, age 75, of rural Fond du Lac, died June 25, 2022, at Harbor Haven Health & Rehabilitation.
Bob was born May 25, 1947, in Fond du Lac, son of Harry and Mary Lou Geiger. He was a 1965 graduate of Campbellsport High School. He married Marianne Nehring on July 31, 1971, in Fond du Lac. After 42 years of employment, Bob retired from Giddings & Lewis in October 2008.
He served with the U.S. Army from 1967-1969 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, receiving a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Lomira Lions Club, Oakfield VFW Post 8092, Lomira American Legion Post 347, Disabled American Veterans Welling Washbush Post 11, and Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 162. He served on the Fond du Lac County Veterans Service Commission, Town of Byron Veterans Memorial Committee, Bethel Cemetery Association, and a dedicated lifelong member of Bethel United Church of Christ.
Bob helped family, friends, and strangers in need and volunteered for many causes. He loved sports, particularly baseball, basketball, football, and golf. He enjoyed farming, usually had prosperous vegetable gardens, including pumpkins and gourds, and shared the fruits of his labor with family and friends. He had great memories of attending Milwaukee Brewer Fantasy Camps in Arizona and treasured the time that his boys joined him in 2006. Until his illness, he was a “regular” at the Eden Café for breakfast. He enjoyed spending time with friends, family, and grandkids.
Survivors include his wife, Marianne Geiger; sons, Craig (Alison) and Jeff (Megan); grandchildren Paige, Grant, and Colton of Oshkosh; sisters, Mary Smit and Sandy Surita (Mike Tursky) of Fond du Lac; brother, Chuck (Ann) Geiger of Eden; sisters-in-law, Linda Geiger of Oshkosh, Carolyn (Mark) Schorse of Florida, and Janet (Nor) Velasco of Fond du Lac; brothers-in-law, Robert and Gary (Pam) Nehring of Fond du Lac, Tom (Gerianne) Nehring of California, and Mike Wozniak of DePere; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mary Lou Geiger; brother, Dave; brother-in-law, Roy Smit; father and mother-in-law, Thomas and Ruth Nehring; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Wozniak.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 PM, with Rev. James Liddle officiating. Military Honors will follow the service. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to any of the following: Town of Byron Veterans Memorial, Lomira Lions Club, or Bethel UCC.
The family would like to thank the Agnesian Cancer Center, SSM St. Agnes Hospital, Harbor Haven Health & Rehabilitation, SSM Hospice, SSM Home Health, and the many doctors, nurses, and staff that have helped during Bob’s diagnosis of Glioblastoma brain cancer since September 2021. Also to the many family, friends, and neighbors that have kept Bob and family in their thoughts and prayers.
Gone, but not forgotten!
Services are in the care of Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Additional information and guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com