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Irene Lorraine Geiger

February 18, 1922 July 9, 2019
Irene Lorraine Geiger
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Obituary for Irene Lorraine Geiger

Vinton--Irene Lorraine Geiger passed away peacefully on July 9, 2019 at the Vinton Lutheran Home at the age of 97.

To reflect her loving spirit, a celebration of Irene’s life will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with Rev. Brian Channel officiating. A visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church before the service. Following the immediate graveside service at Bear Creek Cemetery in Brandon, there will be time for fellowship and refreshments at the church. To share a thought, special memory or condolence with Irene’s family, please visit www.vsrfh.com. Honoring Irene's wishes, the casket will be closed.

Irene was born on February 18th, 1922 in Brandon, Iowa to John and Cora (Loveless) Albert. She was united in marriage to Dale Geiger in 1938 and worked tirelessly with him, throughout their 61 year marriage, to farm together southwest of Vinton. They raised a loving family; daughter Beverly (married to Ron Fiebelkorn), son Glen (formerly married to Lois Holliday Kray) and daughter Brenda (Bunny, formerly married to Paul Feller and until her death, to Gene Fritch).
An active farm wife, working side by side with Dale, she helped raise livestock and chickens, maintaining a large garden and orchard. In 1988, Irene and Dale renewed their wedding vows at a 50 year celebration, including hundreds of friends and family members.

Among her close family and friends, Irene will be missed for many reasons, in particular, her wit, infectious smile and forthcoming hugs that warmed everyone’s hearts. Her pride and joy was her family. We know she will be watching over us, and will always be our greatest supporter. She enjoyed remembering all of her friends’ birthdays by calling and playing ‘Happy Birthday’ to them on her organ. She survived colon cancer surgery at the age of 87, and a broken hip at the age of 95. She counted among her many friends from Congregate Meals, Wesley United Methodist Church, Friday night dances in Independence and numerous auxiliaries and clubs.

She leaves behind a legacy that her family is proud of - generous, selfless, faithful, thoughtful, hard working and witty.

Irene’s immediate family would like everyone at the Vinton Lutheran Home to know how much they cherish and appreciate the wonderful, loving care she received over the past several years. Every member of the generous, supportive staff became part of Irene’s extended family. Compassus Hospice also provided caring, generous support as Irene lived her last few weeks of care at the Lutheran Home.

She is preceded in death by her parents, 8 siblings and their spouses, her husband Dale in 1999, her three beloved children Bev in 2012, Glen in 2017, Bunny in 2017, son-in-law Ron Fiebelkorn, her grandson-in-law Bob Patava, and great-grandchildren Brittany Geiger and Brandon Patava. She is survived by her six grandchildren; Rod (Lori) Fiebelkorn, Renee Fiebelkorn (widow of Bobby) Patava, Brian (DeAnn Johnson) Geiger, Stephanie Feller (Jeff) Whitehead, Eric (Jean) Feller, and Andy (Kim) Feller. Irene’s loving legacy was enjoyed by her 23 great-grandchildren; Jordan (Rina) and Stephen Fiebelkorn; Robert, Ronald (Cassie) and Brandon Patava; Brittany Geiger and Cortland Geiger and Jeremiah Weatherwax; Tyler, Laynie, Maddie, Griffin, Cam and Hallie Whitehead; Ken, Alec, Brady, Kaylee, Jay, Gabby and Olivia Feller; and Lexi and Jackson Feller, as well as six great-great grandchildren; Conrad and Kai Fiebelkorn, Serenity and Hennessey Patava, as well as Alex and Andres. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Oma (Geiger) Eckhart, many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Irene’s name to the Vinton Lutheran Home. Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Irene and her family.


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Upcoming Events

Visitation

Wednesday

17

Jul

9:00 AM 7/17/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
Wesley United Methodist Church

516 2nd Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

Wesley United Methodist Church
516 2nd Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Service

Wednesday

17

Jul

11:00 AM 7/17/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 7/17/2019 12:00:00 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church

516 2nd Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

Wesley United Methodist Church
516 2nd Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Bear Creek Cemetery Final Resting Place

52nd Street and 26th Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

52nd Street and 26th Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Vinton Lutheran Home

1415 2nd Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
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