Douglas GeierDouglas Geier, age 73, of Heaton, ND, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at his home. Douglas was born May 2, 1939 on his parents’ farm. He grew up in Berlin Township, in Wells Co., ND, with his parents, David and Martha (Koenig) Geier, and brother and sister, twins Earl and Pearl.
Douglas Geier, age 73, of Heaton, ND, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at his home.
Douglas was born May 2, 1939 on his parents’ farm. He grew up in Berlin Township, in Wells Co., ND, with his parents, David and Martha (Koenig) Geier, and brother and sister, twins Earl and Pearl. As a boy he grew up very close to his dad and loved horses, tractors and guns. He caused his share of mischief and occasionally needed help from his big brother and sister. Doug attended country school for elementary grades, tried his hand at the Sheyenne Adventist Academy, and graduated from Heaton High School.
At age 19, Doug was first married and from that union had his first child Ronda. On December 6, 1968, at age 29, Doug married Judy Renner. They were wed in Golden, CO, and spent their early years working in the insulation industry, horseback riding in the mountains, and visiting their old time cowboy friends.
Doug continued insulating work until moving back to Berlin Township, ND to farm in 1973. Doug and Judy had 2 children together – David and Debra. Doug made sure work came first but always made time for fun and family with the Pettibone Saddle Club, Pelican Lake, Shack nights and taking Judy for a turn across the dance floor. Doug served on the Berlin Township Board as supervisor for many years; Sykeston Public School Board, Northern Plains Electric Coop Board, Central Power Electric Coop Board, and the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Coops Board.
Doug retired from farming but never gave up his passion for horses. “Saddle up Doug. It’s time to ride off into the sunset.”
Doug is survived by his wife Judy; his children Ronda (Chris) Cheatham, Blackfoot, ID, David (Sheri) Geier, Heaton, ND, Debra (Allan) Allmaras, Buchanan, ND; his 7 grandchildren; one sister, Pearl (Jack) Eickholz, Pendleton, OR; one brother, Earl (Delta) Geier, Carlton, OR.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents David and Martha Geier and his brother Russell.
Visitation: Sunday, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND
Funeral Service: Bowdon School Gymnasium, Bowdon, ND
Monday, August 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM
Interment: Geier Family Cemetery, rural Kidder Co.
On-line condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com.
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