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Margaret A. 'Peg' Geise PDF Print
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:09 AM

Jan. 25, 1927-March 15, 2014

DELPHOS — Margaret A. “Peg” Geise, 87, of Delphos died Saturday at Vancrest Health Care Center of Delphos, where she was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Allen County to Clarence and Leona (Molter) Swick.


On Aug. 13, 1947, she married Donald J. Geise, who preceded her in death.


She is survived by four sons, Tony (Mary Jo) Geise of Findlay and Joe (Jan) Geise, Mark Geise and Andrew M. (Nicole) Geise of Delphos; three daughters, Ann (Gary) Stetler, Carol (Nick Reynolds) Rode and Dona (Ray) Combs all of Delphos; two brothers, William (Marie) Swick and James (Barb) Swick; sister-in-law, Rosie Swick; brothers-in-law, James (Barb) Geise, Roger (Celeste) Geise, Charles (Eileen) Geise and Thomas Geise; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and her loyal pet and friend, Stitch.

She was preceded in death by Tom and Agnes Swick, Robert Swick and Helen and Ed Clark; a grandson, Bryan Reidenbach; and a great-granddaughter, Amanda Branham.

She was a homemaker and worked at the court in the license department. She was affiliated with the Delphos EMS, where she was an EMT for over 12 years and she worked at the Wheel Inn. Her true passion was the gift of sewing. She had the ability to make the perfect dress for many young women from weddings to proms, even to band uniforms. Other than her family, her abilities as a seamstress would be her greatest legacy and they will be truly missed.

She enjoyed arts and crafts. She loved to paint and restore old furniture. She and Don enjoyed going to antique auctions. She was a very creative woman and enjoyed cooking and baking.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, CD of A, the Delphos Eagles and VFW and was a Cub Scout den mother.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos. Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice, St. John’s Parish or St. Vincent DePaul.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:56 PM

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