Ruth Geisner

                    January 8, 1914  -  July 23, 2006

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Ruth K. Geisner, age 92, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2006 at Jenkins Living Center in Watertown. Memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 27, 2006 at the St. Martin's Lutheran Church with Rev. Dennis Hayes officiating. Sharon Renner was the soloist accompanied by Jacob Behnken. Interment will be at a later date. There was no visitation.

Ruth K. Geisner, the daughter of Arthur and Myrtle (Peck) Gulbrandson was born on January 8, 1914 at Racine, Wisconsin. Ruth graduated from high school and then attended Moore's Business College. She married Wayne Anderson in Racine, Wisconsin and had one daughter, Dolores (Dee) in 1933.

Ruth was divorced and remarried George Geisner of Racine, WI on June 15, 1948. The couple moved to Huron, SD in 1980 to be close to her daughter and son-in-law, Vern Janes. After George Geisner passed away, Ruth, Dee and Vern Janes moved to Watertown in 1985, where Vern ran Sodak Pest Control. They resided at Lake Kampeska until 2003. Ruth was employed in various clerical postions for employers such as Hamilton Beach and J.I. Case.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; two grandsons, Mark and Gary who were killed in an accident in Racine, WI; her brother, Arthur; and her son-in-law, Vern.

She is survived by her daughter, Dee of Watertown; three sisters, Lois Froseth and her husband, Jerry, and Mabel Gatzke of Racine, WI, and Mildred Nicholson of Kenosha, WI.
Date Time
There will be no visitation
Visitation Location
Date Time
Thursday, 7/27/2006 10:00 a.m.
Service Location  
St. Martin's Lutheran Church - Watertown, SD

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Born: January 8, 1914

Death: July 23, 2006

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