Sunday, January 18, 2004

Obituary: Vincent J. Geier

MADISON - Vincent J. Geier, age 84, died on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Meriter Hospital. He was born May 2, 1919. Vincent married the former Lois F. Musser on Jan. 18, 1941, and she preceded him in death in 2000. He graduated from Central High School in 1938. Vincent served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a corporal in the Pacific and Iwo Jima during World War II. He was employed as a Madison Firefighter for 31 years, later becoming Chief of Training. After retiring from the fire department, he was employed as coordinator of Safety Consumer Education and a project director of Educational Programs for Emergency Care, both at the Department of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Vincent is survived by his five children, Sandra McDowell, Carol (Henry) Brehm, Steven (Ann) Geier, Christopher (Dina) Geier, all of Madison, and Kathy (Jack) Czerwonka of West Allis. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Marc McDowell, Kelly (Tony) Galli, Lisa (Bruce) Bunescu, Greg (Sarah) Brehm, Matt Geier, Emily Geier, Kayla Czerwonka, Alison Geier and Eric Geier; great-grandchildren, Ryan McDowell, Bailey Bunescu and Anna Brehm. Vincent is also survived by his sister, Rosanna (Hal) Roche; brother-in-law, John McDermott; and sisters-in-law, Mary Geier and Helen Geier; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2115 Rowley Ave., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at 11 a.m. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the American Diabetes Association. The family extends special thanks to the caregivers at Meriter Hospital, especially Dr. Joseph Gergyes and nurse, Scott, for their diligent and compassionate care of our dad. Dad, we'll miss you and we love you. Cress Funeral Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 18, 2004

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