Geier, Peter John, Jr. Age 87 of Columbia Heights Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather passed way September 8, 2019. Survived by wife, Carol Ann (Gorecky); children, Richard (Maureen), Randall (Shannon), Ron (Twyla), Catherine (Michael) Nolt, Nancy (Trent) Smith; grandchildren, Peter, Aleesha, Katlyn, Lauren, Michael, John, Erin, Madeline, Claire, Olivia, Emily and Joe; great-grandchildren, Henley and Hudsyn; sister Virg. Peter was born in Ladysmith, WI on June 13th, 1932 where he would meet his wife of 59 years at The Cozy Nook. If you don't know the story ask one of the family because he shared it with us many times with a twinkle in his eye and love in his heart. He graduated from the ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a teaching degree in mathematics and science. He proudly served in the United States Air Force, Honorably Discharged in 1968 with the rank of Captain. He was a teacher for a couple of years but change was on the horizon and he became a computer programmer for Control Data in the fledgling computer industry. He worked his way up the ranks and eventually became a Director of System Engineering. After retirement to keep busy he joined the grounds keeping staff at the Minikahda Club for 15 years. He liked to say he was a (tree) branch manager. For the past 58 years, Pete and Carol were residents of Columbia Heights and raised their family there. He was also a proud member of the Twin City Model A Club. We will miss his humor, storytelling around the campfire at his endeared cabin on Big Pine Lake and his love for family. Visitation Friday, September 13 at 10:30-11:30 prior to Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4030 Jackson St NE, Columbia Heights, MN. Interment Hillside Memorium Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or memory care.
Peter John Geier, Jr.
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