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Willie Geiser

October 12, 1929 — January 3, 2023

Wilma (Willie) Hanson Geiser was born October 12, 1929 to Guy and Angie Hanson.  She passed away January 3, 2023.  She had 2 sisters and 3 brothers.  Willie spent her early years on a ranch North of Van Tassel, Wyo.  When she was in the 3rd grade they moved to Harrison where she finished grade school and high school. She graduated from SCHS in 1947.  After graduation she attended Chadron State College for one year.  While living in Chadron she worked for Dr. Mullins as a dental assistant.  She returned to Harrison and was hired as Deputy County Treasurer.  On August 28, 1950 she married Jack Geiser in Ardmore , SD They had 3 children, Ruth Ann, Donita Rae and John William Jr..  They spent 47 happy years on the Geiser home place 30 miles north of Harrison.  In 1997 they moved to Harrison to spend their remaining years. Living in town gave them the opportunity to have a nice yard and Christmas decorations others could enjoy.  They enjoyed living in town but said the ranch would always be home. They celebrated 65 years together before Jack passed away in 2016.  To keep herself busy she continued walking and having coffee with the “girls”, Dorothy, Mary and Carroll. They continued to get together until they weren’t able. If one of them went to town you could bet the rest would be with them.  Bridge was another pass time for her.  She had belonged to a bridge club when she lived in the country so found herself a club in town to continue her love of the game.  She was very proud to tell people about her 12 grandchildren. The grandkids loved going to the ranch to stay with grandpa and grandma. Town life was never as exciting.  No three-wheelers, no horses, no cows, no tractors, etc.  After Jack passed away she sold the house and moved into the Coffee apartments.  She loved her little apartment but there came a time when it really wasn’t safe for her to live alone.  Her daughter Ruth opened her home to her and that is where she resided till her death January 3, 2023.

She is survived by her children Ruth (Criss) Hamaker, Donita (Roger)Weis and John (Sandie) Geiser.

Grandchildren, Traci Kennedy, Tonya Gluth, Tessa Hamaker, Monte Hamaker, Craig Hourt, Jace Hourt, Jerilyn Suridis, Julisa Weis, Joel Weis, JW Geiser, Jory Geiser, Joni LaFluer.

Great grand children Spenser, Brandt, Austin, Adriann, Bradie, Kolbie, Shane, Gentry, Trey, Coral, Mackenzie, Sofia, Nicolas, Athena, Stella, Grant, Jack, Emmerson.

Funeral services will be at the Church of the Nativity in Harrison, NE on Saturday January 7,2023 at 10:00 AM.  Rosary will be Friday, January 6, 2023 at 7 PM at the Church.

Burial will be at a later date at Montrose Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers a memorial may be made to, Church of the Nativity, Harrison Volunteer Fire Department, Harrison Sunshine Senior Center or Chadron Hospice. Donations can be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337

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Vigil Service

Friday, January 6, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Church of the Nativity - Harrison

, Harrison, NE 69346

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Church of the Nativity - Harrison

, Harrison, NE 69346

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