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1939 Paul 2016

Paul Geiger

June 28, 1939 — October 14, 2016

"Alex" Geiger passed away on October 14, 2016, after a long battle with complications from diabetes. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann "Bunny" Geiger; his daughter, Becky Geiger, son-in-law, Jose', and grandsons, Alex and Dominique; son, David Geiger, daughter-in-law, Kori and grandson, Martin; son, Paul Geiger, daughter-in-law, Mercedes, and grandsons, Michael and Sam; sisters: JoAnn Ewoldt (James) and Leah Heinemann (Mark); brother-in-law, Dave Thomson (Lynn); and beloved nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a brother-of-the-heart, George Bond, and many other precious friends.

Alex grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, attended the University of Missouri where he participated in wrestling and football. He joined the Marine Corps where he was a fighter pilot in Viet Nam and retired from the Corps as a captain. His skills as a military pilot earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross and 23 Air Medals. He then became a commercial pilot for Northwest Airlines where he worked for 39 years, retiring as a 747 captain. He loved his work and looked forward to each and every trip.

Shortly before his retirement, he and Bunny moved permanently to their cabin in the Crosslake area where there were no more sad Sundays when they had to return to the cities.

Alex was beloved by all because he only saw the good in people. He was a great big "teddy bear," and will be sorely missed.

His service will be at the Crosslake Lutheran Church (35960 Co. Rd. 66; Crosslake, MN) on Monday, October 24 at 1 PM. Burial will follow at Norwood Cemetery, Pine River.

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