Floyd R. Geiser, 82 of Oakland, formerly of Waterloo, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, at Valhaven Nursing Home in Valley, with his family by his side. Funeral services were June 29, with Masonic Service conducted by Waterloo Lodge 102 AF & AM, Rod Jobman W.M., at Reichmuth Funeral Home in Elkhorn. Interment was at Prospect Hill Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Condolences can be sent to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
Floyd Raymond Geiser was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Arnold, to Floyd I. and Neta (Allington) Geiser. He grew up near Arnold where he attended country school before graduating from Arnold High School in 1947.
Floyd went on to attend Kearney State College for one year and Omaha Business School. As a young boy, Floyd was very close to his mother, who often had to run interference for him when his behavior would put him in trouble with his dad. He rode his pony to school and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a talented hurdler and competed in the Nebraska High School State Track Meet and also in college. Floyd was drafted in the United States Army in 1951, and served with the 2nd Division in Korea before he was honorably discharged in 1953. His mother wrote to the president almost daily urging him to end the war and send Floyd home.
Floyd married Colleen Wilson Jan. 27, 1951, at the Presbyterian Church in Fullerton, and they were blessed with two children, Tom and Jane. Floyd and Colleen have lived in Waterloo and Fremont before spending the last 40 years in Oakland, Nebr.
Floyd spent his entire career with the Robinson Seed Company as an accountant, advertising manager and Northeast Nebraska District Sales Manager. He has taken an active interest in every community that they lived in including Waterloo Fire Department for 12 years, Waterloo School Board and Town Board and the Oakland Golf Association.
Floyd was an avid golfer, talented archer and marksman and still enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a hard-working man of honor, integrity and a strong opinion.
Floyd loved his family and had a special place in his heart for his dogâ âFarfoâ. He enjoyed the simple pleasures,- a roast beef dinner, a Heineken and good company. Floyd loved his country, was a proud veteran and took great pride in his work.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Neta; grandson, T.J. Geiser, and great-grandson, David Hernan-dez.
Floyd is survived by his wife, Colleen; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Virginia of Norfolk; daughter, Jane Simpson of Opelousas, La.; grandchildren, Tony Medinger, Mandy Melancon, Jacob Geiser, Nick Geiser, Tanya Hernandez and Tracy McClinton; great-grandchildren, Ciara Melancon, Bailey Melancon, Darius Geiser, Shayla Hernandez, Shania Hernandez, Tanya Hernandez, Kaylea Geiser, Abigail Geiser, Trinity Geiser, Blake Adams and Caleb Adams.
Published in Custer County Chief, July 5, 2012