Eugene Geisler

Eugene Jerome Geisler — Jerry, as he was known to all — the son of Edward and Mary (Coan Connelly) Geisler Jr., was born Feb. 28, 1950, in Carroll and departed this life Sept. 25 at his home in Churdan.

He lived his life to 69 years, six months and 27 days.

Jerry attended and graduated from Paton-Churdan High School in 1968. Jerry worked for many years at the White Phillip 66 service station in Churdan. In August of 1968, Jerry joined the Army National Guard and served for six years with the Jefferson National Guard.

On June 5, 1971, Jerry Geisler was united in marriage to Debra Vaughn at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Churdan. Three children were born to this union.

Jerry and Deb made their home in Churdan and Jerry worked as a driver for FC-Coop for over 40 years, retiring in 2015. 

Jerry was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church and also the Churdan Lions Club and the Churdan American Legion Harry English Post 198. 

Jerry enjoyed spending time at his cabin in the timber and hunting and fishing. He was known to everyone as JG and always made everyone laugh. He looked forward to trips to Colorado each fall. It could be said that Jerry lived his life to the fullest.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Deb; his 100-year-old mother, Mary, of Churdan; children: Todd and his wife, Angela, and their sons TeJay and Zack, of Loveland, Colo.; Heidi Geisler, of Ankeny; and Kirk and his wife, Gina, and their sons Jeremiah, Justin, Jordon, Michael and Kolton, of Jefferson; brothers: Pat (Marice), John (Marion) and Andy; sister Anne (Joe) Minnehan; and several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

Those who preceded him in death were his father; sister Mary Sylvene Hatfield; and two brothers: Dan and David Geisler. 

Mass of the Christian burial was held Sept. 28 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church with Father John Gerald officiating.

Greg Carey served as cantor with the church choir and Lois Last as organist.

Burial was made in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Camp Dodge Honor Detail and assisted by the Churdan American Legion. 

Serving as honorary casket bearers were Greg Geisler, Jason Hatfield, Spencer Geisler, Johnny Geisler, Jerad Mount and Spencer Vaughn.   

Visitation was held Sept. 27 at the church with Vigil for the Deceased.

Friends and family were invited to a time of lunch and fellowship at the church following graveside services.

Brown Funeral Home assisted the family.

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