Vernon LeRoy Geister, age 85, of Prescott, WI passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at The Lutheran Home in River Falls, WI. He was born in Prescott, WI on July 26, 1931, son of Archie and Ethel (Kuschel) Geister. Vernon married Shirley Fox at the Prescott United Church of Christ on September 21, 1957, and they spent 53 loving years together.
Vernon enjoyed rides in the country, trips to the casino, gardening, long walks with his dog, and – most importantly – spending time with his family. Vernon was a jack-of-all-trades and helped everyone and anyone whenever the opportunity presented itself.
Vernon served during the Korean Conflict as a sergeant in the Marines. He was stationed in Hawaii during his tour of duty. He was very proud to be of service to his country.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his dear wife, Shirley; brothers, Norman (Stella), Eugene, Jerry and David (Lucy).
Vernon is survived by his loving daughters, Sharon (Randy) Wills, Linda (Mike) Mossong, Brenda (Kurt Lange) Geister; four grandchildren, Amanda (Tim) and Jeremy (Emily) Wills, Nick and Aly Mossong; sisters, Phyllis Kinneman and Arlene Cahill; sister-in-law, Joyce Geister; his beloved dog, Oscar; many extended family and friends.
Funeral services for Vernon will be 11:00AM Wednesday, August 3rd at Prescott United Church of Christ. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00PM Tuesday, August 2nd at Hill Funeral Home, Prescott, WI and 1 hour prior to the service, at church, on Wednesday. Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery in Prescott, WI.
Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Prescott, WI is assisting the family.