Alfred G. Geiger, Jr, Age 89 of Columbus passed away with his family at his side on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Columbus Community Hospital.
Alfred was born on September 28, 1929 in Columbus, WI to Alfred and Verna (Peters) Geiger Sr. He met Ruth Scheradella at Crystal Lake Beach dance in Beaver Dam, WI and was married on February 18, 1950.
Throughout the years Al worked for M & S Feed Mill, Columbus Mills and at the end retiring from Vita Plus.
He was a faithful member of St. Jerome Catholic Church. He enjoyed tending his garden, taking care of his lawn and making sure it was the best looking yard in town.
Al was a man who never looked for praise, never was one to boast. He was a firm foundation through all our family storms of life. A sturdy hand to hold to in times of stress and strife. He was a man of unbendable steel, but when it came to his great grandchildren they were his Achilles heel. For our family he is one of our greatest blessings and the man that we called Dad and our Mother called her best friend.
Survivors include his wife Ruth of Columbus; one daughter Faye Ann Kehoe of Columbus; three sons Timothy (Julie Mobry) of Columbus; Michael (Wanda) of Sun Prairie and Brian of Columbus; seven grandchildren; Amy (David) Wilken; Troy (Erin) Kehoe; Jason (Katy) Geiger; Andrea (John) Link; Joshua (Natalie) Geiger; Aaron Geiger; and Austin Wallschlager; Eleven great grandchildren; Eric, Carlee, Logan, Haleigh, Kyle, Katelyn, Jordan, Brady, Tyler, Tyson and Coleman; sisters and brother; Generose (Kurth) Kast of Fox Lake; Beatrice (Donald) Dunning of Columbus; James (Linda) Geiger of Deforest; brothers-in-law; Doyle Heller of Wyocena; Jerome Tjugum of Columbus; sisters-in-law; Lois Geiger of Columbus; Carol Geiger of Columbus, Judy Scheradella of Waupun. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Marcia; son Thomas; son-in-law William Kehoe; his siblings; Savilla Retzlaff, Arlene Heller, Roger Geiger, Vernon Geiger, Rosemarie Tjugum, Joan Karrow, sister-in-law Dorothy Aldinger; brother-in-law Walter Retlaff and Joseph Scheradella.
A visitation will be held at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Columbus on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 4 until 7 p.m., and also on Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow with Rev. Garrett Kau officiating. Interment will take place at St. Jerome Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.
Memorials may be made to Father Ambrose Holzer Memorial Scholarship or Columbus Community Hospital.
Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.