B. Wayne Geisler

August 21, 1934July 9, 2013

Bernard "Wayne" Geisler, 78, of Wilsonville, AL died July 9, 2013. Visitation: 12-2 p.m. Friday, July 12, Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Pelham, AL, followed by 2 p.m. Celebration of Wayne's Life in the funeral home's chapel. After his University of Texas graduation, the Waco, TX native served in the U.S. Army four years before his long, successful career in the insurance industry. Enjoyed retirement in Shelby County, AL by flying radio-controlled planes and fulfilling his dream of living on beautiful Lay Lake. Active member, Vestavia Hills Lutheran Church for many years and more recently St. Catherine's Episcopal Church, Chelsea. Remembered for his love for his family and passion for life. Preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Ferrer Geisler. Survivors: Wife, Dottie Hays Geisler; son, James B. Geisler (Kimberly) of Alabaster, AL; daughter, Margie Geisler Fetzer (Oliver) of Needham, MA; grandchildren, Norton Geisler of Alabaster, and Ben, Natalie, and Alec Fetzer of Needham; and many other close family and friends near and far. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to American Heart Assoc.


  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2013
  • Celebration of Wayne's Life Friday, July 12, 2013

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Lou Fuentes

July 16, 2013

I surely will miss my friend Wayne. We met many years ago when we both lived in Vero beach Florida. We were both in the insurance profession, were in the US Army, and enjoyed flying our model airplanes. I guess you can say we had a lot in common.

My sincerest condolences to Dottie and the rest of the family. God bless his soul and may he rest in peace. Your friend, Lou.

Larry Brassell

July 12, 2013

Wayne's enthusiasm and friendliness will be missed in the neighborhood! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this difficult time.

James McCormick

July 11, 2013

Great Guy and neighbor! Will miss seeing and talking to him. May God bless the Geisler family and comfort them during their time of sorrow.