La Verne L. Geissler, 89, a resident of Rutledge Home Assisted Living in Chippewa Falls, died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Wissota Health Transitions in Chippewa Falls with St. Joseph’s Hospice.
She was born July 1, 1923 in Bloomer, the daughter of Raymond and Emily (Pecha) Steinmetz.
On November 30, 1940, she married Clarence J. Geissler at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.
La Verne worked at Chi-Hi for 18 years where she was a janitress before retiring in 1982.
She was a member of St. Charles Church where she was actively involved.
La Verne is survived by two sons, Duane (Betty Lou) Geissler of Chippewa Falls and Curtis (Dianne) Geissler of Stillwater, Minn.; one daughter, Carol (Thomas) Bischel of Crystal, Minn.; step-mother, Christina Steinmetz of Bloomer; 2 half-brothers, Raymond Steinmetz, Jr. of Arizona and David Steinmetz of Bloomer; 2 half-sisters, Kathleen (Michael) Baier and Wanda (Robert) Baier both of Tilden; foster sister, Joyce (Jim) Schmidt of Bloomer; 5 grandchildren, Brent, Adam and Laura Geissler and Brian and Gary Bischel; 6 great grandchildren, Alec and Audrey Geissler, Ryan, Charlie, Angela and Brandon Bischel; and a VERY special friend for 20+ years, John Metzenbauer, "Grandpa John".
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence J. on October 31, 1980; one son, Kenneth A. in 1980; her parents; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 31, at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls. The Very Rev. Ed Shuttleworth will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30 and until 10 a.m. Friday at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. The Ladies of St. Charles will recite the rosary at 4 p.m. and there will be a Christian Vigil Service at 4:30 p.m. both on Thursday at the funeral home.
Special thanks to Wissota Health, Rutledge Home and St. Joseph’s Hospice on the care given to our mother and grandmother.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.horanfuneralhome.com