|Albert D. Geiger|
|Monday, July 29, 2013 12:29 AM|
Albert (Don) Geiger, 76, of Ottoville, died at 2:50 a.m. Sunday at Sarah Jane Living Center, Delphos, with family at his side.
He was born Aug. 19, 1936, in Bluffton, to Albert and Elva (Messinger) Geiger, who preceded him in death.
He married Loena Harvey, who preceded him in death in November 1999.
On Oct. 6, 2001, he married Barbara Wannemacher, who survives in Ottoville.
Also surviving is a daughter, Susan (Robert) Rotatori of Shaker Heights; stepchildren, Jacqui (Sandy) Dill of Lima, Tom (Rose) Harvey of Willard, Cheryl (Jeff) Farrone of Chardon, Marlene (Bob) Yant of Columbus Grove, Don (Sherry) Wannemacher of Defiance, Lenny (Jeanne) Wannemacher of Ottoville, Terry (Ruth) Wannemacher of Ottoville, Tom (Tina) Wannemacher of Van Wert and Todd (Sandy) Wannemacher of Ottoville; two grandchildren, Max and Isabella Rotatori of Shaker Heights; 19 stepgrandchildren; and 18 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ginny Soldner.
He worked as a carpenter in Michigan and in the Lima area building homes and businesses before going to work for St. Rita’s Hospital. He retired from St. Rita’s as a construction building and remodeling supervisor.
He enjoyed fishing at his Archer Lake cottage with his wife and spending time with his family. He was a hunter from a very young age until his legs gave out. He enjoyed woodworking and made beautiful furniture for his home and keepsake toy boxes and cedar chests for the grandchildren. He loved to go to Holmes County and watch the Amish work with their horses, as he had his own horses while growing up.
He attended Ottoville Immaculate Conception Church, was a member of the NRA, Delphos Eagles, Ottoville VFW social member, United Brothers of Carpenters and Joiners of America and Moose of Coldwater, Mich. He was a member of the Beaverdam Fire Department and EMT for many years and served as the fire chief.
A Memorial Mass will begin 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, with Fr. Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow the luncheon at Woodland Cemetery, Beaverdam.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township where a Scripture service will be held at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.