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Gerald L. Geissler

Gerald L. Geissler

March 25, 2020

Gerald L. Geissler, 82, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at his residence.

He was born July 7, 1937 in Tilden, WI to Richard and Leona (Bischel) Geissler. He attended St. Peter’s Catholic School in Tilden. He married Karen Baker on November 3, 1962 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Eau Claire. Karen preceded him in death on December 7, 2009.

Gerald is survived by his Children, Randy (Peggy) Geissler of Eau Claire, Lynn (Jeff) Bremness of Chippewa Falls, Sherry (Brian) Petrich of Chippewa Falls, Rick (Kelly) Geissler of Texas, Kari (Mike) McDonald of Barron; Grandchildren, Danielle, Katerina, Brandon, Trenton, Grace, Mackenzie, Ariella, Aalayah; Siblings, Larry (Julie) Geissler, Richard Geissler  both of Tilden, Joni (Ronald) Bischel, Pat (Ronald) Lueck both of Bloomer, Doris (Ronnie) Herrick of Chicago, Il and many nieces and nephews.

Gerald worked for Uniroyal Rubber Company for 27 ½ years and retired from there. He then earned his CDL and drove truck for several companies in the Chippewa Valley. He was an outdoorsman and especially enjoyed cutting wood, mowing lawn, working on the family farm with his brothers, hunting and fishing. He had a passion for spending time with his grandkids, and always looked forward to taking them on four-wheeler rides. Gerald was appreciative of automobiles and had a small collection of his own vehicles in pristine condition. Although, his true enjoyment came from taking care of his great grand dog Pee Wee.

He was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Gerald lost the love of his life when Karen passed away over ten years ago. He often said he could not wait to be with her in Heaven. We can all take comfort in knowing that he and Karen are now dancing to all kinds of polkas and waltzes together.

Due to current circumstances, a private burial took place at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Tilden. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Thompson Funeral Home and Chippewa Valley Cremation Services of Bloomer is assisting the family with arrangements.


Due to current circumstances, a private burial took place at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Tilden. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


  • Susan Fleming I’m so sorry to hear this. I’m sure he and Aunt Karen are happy to be back in each other’s arms.. I have so many great memories as a young child spending time during the summers at your home.. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families ❤️❤️❤️????????????????

    April 8 at 2:17pm

  • Chris (Geissler) Anderson I am so sorry on the loss of your dad....you have my deepest sympathy. My dad (Gordie) was so glad when your dad would stop by and see him. It was truly appreciated!!!!

    April 5 at 5:14pm

  • Roger and Julie Biesterveld Sorry to hear about your dad. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    April 1 at 6:29pm

  • Jenny and Sean Berg and family So sorry that we couldn’t be there to comfort you and support you. God bless you all.

    April 1 at 1:26PM

  • Don & Judy Goettl Sherry, Brian and family,
    Sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you. Take care!

    April 1 at 9:12AM

  • Janet Zenner Thinking of you all. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Tom and I will miss him so much.

    April 1 at 7:56AM

  • Tom Mohr Have done a ton of appliance, Satelite and tv and antenna work for Gerald and his family- will be missed and always as I drive by the house on B. Also taking some time and looking at his John Deere tractor mower and Polaris snowmobile.

    April 1 at 7:29AM

  • Sandi McDonald Kar, Mike and families, my heartfelt condolences to you during this difficult time. ❤️

    March 31 at 2:05PM

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