OBITUARY

Robert W. Geier

March 9, 1936June 9, 2021
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Robert W. Geier, 85, of Evansville, IN passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. He was born on March 9, 1936.

Robert loved traveling, fishing, and being with his friends and family; seldom missed a F.J. Reitz High School football game. He cherished his Bethel Church family and loved the Lord. Robert attended F.J. Reitz High School and graduated from Mechanic Arts School in Evansville, IN. He was a F. J. Reitz High School Big Blue Booster Club member and Evansville Westside Kiwanis Club member. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and played trombone in the Army Band. He worked at Apex Tool as a tool and die maker. Robert was owner of Rose Cleaners, Unique Cleaners, as well as, Purofirst.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lula Geier; step-mother, Carrie Geier; sisters, Eileen Connor (Bill), Dorothy Mae and Sissy; brother, Eddie (Norma); niece Carolyn; and nephew, Mark.

Robert is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marlene Geier; daughters, Cheryl Simmons (Steve), Karen Shelley (Kevin); niece, Sandy Allinder (Gary); grandchildren, Josh Simmons, Katherine Tuttle (Matthew), Anthony Shelley; step-children, Tony Scott (Judy), Steve Scott (Mary), Pam Harper, Tim Scott (Chris), Kelly Crump (Chris), and Jay Scott (Sarah).

A funeral service will be held Monday, June 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Pastor Dave Schwambach with entombment to follow in Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit 11:00 am until service time at the funeral home. The service will be livestreamed beginning at 12:45 pm. Please use the following link, www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Weekday Christian Education of Evansville, IN, Westside Kiwanis, F.J. Reitz High School Big Blue Boosters, Bethel Church (missions) at 4400 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714 in honor of Bob Geier.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Marlene Geier, Wife
  • Cheryl Simmons (Steve), Daughter
  • Karen Shelley (Kevin), Daughter
  • Sandy Allinder (Gary), Niece
  • Josh Simmons, Grandchild
  • Katherine Tuttle (Matthew), Grandchild
  • Anthony Shelley, Grandchild
  • Tony Scott (Judy), Step Child
  • Steve Scott (Mary), Step Child
  • Pam Harper, Step Child
  • Tim Scott (Chris), Step Child
  • Kelly Crump (Chris), Step Child
  • Jay Scott (Sarah), Step Child

Services

  • Visitation at Alexander West Chapel

    Monday, June 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service at Alexander West Chapel

    Monday, June 14, 2021

  • The Funeral Service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA

    Monday, June 14, 2021

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  • Entombment in Alexander Memorial Park

    Monday, June 14, 2021

Memories

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michael resing

June 17, 2021

Marlene and Family,


As usual I am late but wanted you to know Bob has been on my mind ever since reading his obituary in the Courier.
So many memories of this man and our relationship!! Beginning with a business relationship but quickly turning more personal in nature. As a youngster I invited him to join the West Side Kiwanis Club during one of our membership drives. He accepted and never left. And boy did he ever contribute! From being a vital recruiter of Sponsors for our horse show, helping so much with our annual tennis awards banquet, helping the Club sponsor high school semi-state basketball teams (especially Jeffersonville) and most fond memory-being the heart and soul of the creator ,maker and delivery of his famous pronto pup mix to our Fall Festival food booth!!
Beyond Kiwanis and business (which led to many visits to the "Janbo buffet", there was REITZ FOOTBALL. Enough said. Everyone knew our passion for the Panthers. Still remember his story of visiting Mater Dei in his REITZ shirt. He claimed it was an accident but Coach Goebel nearly kicked him out of the school!! Then his infamous sign on Mt Vernon Av proclaiming Reitz and Mater Dei players of the week was a staple for years.
These are just the highlights of a man I admired as so many did!
Please take care as we mourn a man that we all took pride in knowing.

Love,
Mike and Debbie Resing

Charlotte Lurker

June 13, 2021

Cheryl and Karen So sorry to hear about your Dad I know you will miss him. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Love you both

Steve Shelley

June 13, 2021

I always enjoyed my conversations with Bob at Bethel Temple. He was outgoing, always cheerful, and very personable. Bob's distinctive voice and ever present smile were very memorable. He certainly was a great ambassador for Evansville's West Side. He would always ask how our North Band had done in competitions while I was the director there. It was a pleasure knowing Bob. He was a very fine Christian man. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wonderful family.

Jennifer Bartek

June 12, 2021

Bob helped my dental hygiene class meet requirements for licensure in 1984. I went on to become a professor in the USI Dental Hygiene Department and Bob checked in with me every semester to see if any student was "hurting" for a requirement. His loyalty, his wonderful smile, his fun stories, and his dedication to student achievement will forever be one of my favorite memories of the dental clinic. It was also fun to watch Bob meet many milestones in achieving good oral health along the way.
I am grateful that Bob has been in my life,
Jennifer Bartek

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