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Donald Geske

November 15, 1934 — July 4, 2018

Donald H. Geske, 83, of Chippewa Falls, died unexpectedly at home on July 4, 2018.

He was born November 15, 1934 in Eau Claire to Gertrude (Hartwich) and Henry Geske. He graduated from Fall Creek High School in 1953.

Following high school, Don entered the U.S. Army in June, 1954 and served honorably until June, 1956.

He married Shirley Deyo in Chippewa Falls on June 15, 1957. They have resided in their home on Wisconsin St. in Chippewa Falls since that time, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2007.

Don worked as a machine operator at Pope and Talbot in Eau Claire for over 34 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Chippewa Falls and the Eau Claire American Legion Post 53.

In his free time he enjoyed woodworking, furniture refinishing, and remodeling his home until rheumatoid arthritis took over.

Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; two sons, David Geske of Madison, WI and Randall (Lisa) Geske of Scottsdale, AZ; grandchildren, Christian, Alek, Philip, Tara (Rudy) Bogojevich and Victoria; and great-grandchild, Orion.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 13 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Chippewa Falls with Rev. Terri Koca officiating. Interment will be at Prairie View Cemetery, village of Lake Hallie.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at church on Friday.


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    Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
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