Delores Geiger

NEW?ULM – Delores Geiger, 90, of New Ulm, joined her husband Louis and son LeRoy in paradise on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, April 6, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Timothy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at church on Saturday.

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Delores is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Jack) Brush, Linda (Gary) Watson, Diane Vonderharr, all of New Ulm, Betty (Mike Sr.) Meinhardt of Friendship, Wisconsin; sons, Leon (Shirley) Geiger of New Ulm, Lester Sr. (Dee) Geiger of Ocala, Florida; daughters-in-law, Lori Geiger and Mary Geiger both of New Ulm; 27 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Bernice Brey of Janesville, Wisconsin; special cousin, Sylvia Reinhart of Lafayette; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Louis Geiger; son, LeRoy Geiger; great-grandson, Bryan Geiger; great-great-granddaughter, Maddison Gunderson; son-in-law, Ron Vanderharr Sr.; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy (Emmery) Roth; brother, Vernon Brey; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert (Jo) Geiger, Violet (Melvin) Nelson; Walter (Dora) Geiger, Peter (Vegina) Geiger.

Delores Olga Brey was born February 1, 1923 in New Ulm to Louis and Pauline (Janish) Brey and grew up in Sleepy Eye. She was united in marriage to Louis Geiger on March 14, 1940 at the St. Paul’s parsonage in New Ulm. After marriage they lived in Sleepy Eye where she was employed at Del Monte. They moved to New Ulm in 1952 where she worked at Ida’s Caf, and also she and Louis worked at the Maid-Rite Caf.

Delores was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great- grandmother. She was always willing to help others and give all she had. While she was able, Delores loved to volunteer at the Senior Citizens Center in New Ulm and spent much of her time there. She has taught us many things, but most important, was to always have faith and trust in God. She will be sadly missed, but remain in our hearts and our thoughts until we may join her in eternity.

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