LeRoy Geiger

December 27, 1937 - August 25, 2023

LeRoy Herbert Geiger, 85, with his family by his side, passed away peacefully on the morning of August 25th, 2023. As a man loved by his family and one who valued and respected his many friends, his absence is profoundly felt by all those blessed to have known him.

LeRoy was born on December 27th, 1937 in Jordan, Minnesota. Growing up on the farm instilled in LeRoy a strong work ethic that never left him. He later demonstrated his love of country by giving four years to the United States Air Force, a time he spent in England, Scotland, and Libya. After service, he was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

It was only when LeRoy arrived back stateside, however, that he found his deepest love, Jean. LeRoy met her at West End Bowling Alley in New Prague and married her soon after. The vows they exchanged on their wedding day were not only reinforced by the sixty-three years they spent by each other’s side, but also by their five children, sixteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

One of the key pillars in LeRoy’s life was the St. Wenceslaus Church, school, and community. A devoted Catholic, he spent 25 years as a Communion Outreach Minister and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. As the founder of Geiger Construction, LeRoy earned an excellent reputation for craftsmanship from his customers and for loyalty from his employees. LeRoy spent his retirement years as a handyman, dedicating his time to improving the lives of family and friends.

LeRoy lacked an ounce of pretension and was the height of class. He enjoyed simple pleasures: playing cards and golf with his family and friends, watching his children succeed in their many activities, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. LeRoy was a passionate, considerate man who left no job undone, no friend unappreciated, and no family member unloved.

LeRoy is survived by his loving wife, Jean of New Prague; children, Lorie Zachary of New Prague, Duane (Joni) Geiger of Prior Lake, Julie Litzau of New Prague, Ronald (Lori) Geiger of New Prague, Joseph (Angela) Geiger of New Prague; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Sharon) Geiger of New Prague; sister, Carol Ann (Bill) Turner-Peterson of Pine Island, FL; sister-in-law, Dorothy Geiger of New Prague. He is preceded in death by his son-in-laws, Davis Zachary and Chet Barger; parents, Elmer & Alvina Geiger; brother, Donald; sister, Rosemary VonBank.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Father Eugene Theisen officiating. Mass will be live-streamed on npcatholic.org. Visitation will be held at Bruzek Funeral Home on Friday from 4-7 PM and Saturday morning from 8:30-10:30. Burial will follow Mass at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the New Prague Area Veterans Honor Guard. Lunch will follow at the KC Hall (411 4th Ave. S., New Prague).

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Wenceslaus School.

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Ryan O'Neill
9 months ago

Our family is so very sorry to hear this news. Leroy was such a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. Thinking of you, your family, and sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way.

Pat & Vonnie Simon and Family
9 months ago

Our deepest sympathies to the entire Geiger family.

Nancy Fierst
9 months ago

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you Jean and your family. Leroy was such a friendly and caring person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Randy and Nancy

Roman and Mary Dorzinski
9 months ago

With sympathy and sadness, we pray for LeRoy and the family. Rest weary one in God’s arms.

Jerry & Shirley Privratsky
9 months ago

Our deepest sympathies Jean to you and your family.

Jean and Doug Zimanske
9 months ago

Our sympathy to all of Leroy’s family and friends. He was one of the nicest people we had the honor of knowing. We always enjoyed his company, be it at the dental office, at church, or various places around town. He always went out of his way to say hello. Rest well, good and faithful servant.

Lori Vosejpka
9 months ago

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Jean and all the Geiger families. It is with great pleasure to have known Leroy. A very kind and friendly man. Tender thoughts to you all during this difficult time!
Mark & Lori Vosejpka and Family.

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