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Obituary for Donald Theodore Geyer, Sr.

Donald Theodore Geyer, Sr. age 89 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Monday evening September 11, 2017 at his home.
He was born June 3, 1928 in Columbia city, Indiana son of the late Harold “Guy” and Mildred (Roe) Geyer.
Don resided in Sturgis since 1967. He settled in Sturgis following his retirement from the U.S. Army honorably serving his country for 20 years earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. Following his retirement he enjoyed his job as a mechanic at eh Ford garage for several years.
On May 2, 1950 he married Dorothy May Sorensen in New Mexico.
Don was an active member of Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 American Legion. He enjoyed whittling and auto racing and had an appreciation of automobiles and airplanes. Many will remember his soft heart for animals and his love of he and Dorothy’s dog Oscar.
He is survived by his wife: Dorothy; one daughter: Nona Lee Patten of Sturgis; three sons: Donald Theodore (Sandy) Geyer, Jr. of Sturgis, Ronald (Susan) Geyer of Howe, Indiana and Jon Geyer of Sturgis; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two sisters: Virginia Kuhl of Sturgis and Doris Greer of Arizona; sister-in-law: Delpha (Dean) Sorensen of Iowa and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law: John Kuhl, Stan Greer, Gordon Sorensen and Chuck Bacon.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. Burial of the ashes and full military honors conferred by the Fort Custer Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honor Guard will take place Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. A gathering of family and friends to honor and celebrate Donald T. Geyer’s life will be held from 1:00-3:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 27th at American Legion Post #73, 500 E. Chicago Rd. in Sturgis.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Don’s memory consider the Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 American Legion, 500 W. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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interment with full military honors

Thursday

21

Sep

2:00 PM
Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 M-96
Augusta, MI 49012

gathering

Wednesday

27

Sep

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
American Legion Post #73

500 West Chicago Rd.
Sturgis, MI 49091

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 M-96
Augusta, MI 49012

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