Jan Geiser, age 70, of Merna, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at St. John's in Kearney.
Janice Elaine (Payne) Geiser was born Aug. 26, 1941, at Broken Bow, to Gordon Jesse Payne and Lucille Fern (Cook) Payne. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1960.
August 14, 1960, she was united in maniage to lvan Dale Geiser at Broken Bow. They had four children and farmed and ranched on West Table near Merna, all of their adult lives.
Jan was active in T.O.P.S, Eastern Star, Friendly Circle Club, Red Hat Club, and liked to play cards with a card group that met often.
The most important things to Jan were her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. She was always her grandchildren's biggest fan at all events and tried not to miss their activities,
Jan was also a 4-H project leader for many years and taught her daughters and then her grandchildren all of her many talents such as sewing, embroidery, crafts, and cooking. Jan was a member of the United Methodist Church of Merna and her church family was also very important to her.
Jan is survived by her four daughters, Lori Dutton (Brad) of Alliance, Bonnie Goodner (Don) of Kearney; Cindy Goodner (Ron) of Elm Creek; and Deena Gibson (James).of Merna; grandchildren, Jennifer Robbins (Dennis) of Seward, Jesse Dutton of Lincoln, Janelle Dutton of Laramie, Wyo., Britni Goodner of Grete, Nathan Goodner of Elm Creek, Danielle and Cameron Gibson of Merna, and Gavin Goodner of Kearney; great-grandchildren, Brynlie and Nolan Robbins of Seward; an uncle, Marvin (Carole) Payne of Broken Bow; brothers-in-law, Allen (Rosella) Geiser of Broken Bow, Vernon Seevers of Anselmo, and Les(Sandy) Geiser of Colorado, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, lvan; parents, Gordon and Lucille Payne; sister and brother-in law, Joe and Reva Burnet; sister-in-law, Shirley Seevers, and nieces, Luann Geiser and Karen Kirkpatrick.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating. Burlal was in the Cliff Table Cemetery west of Merna. Eastern Star Rites were recited in honor of Jan. Music was provided by Betsy Smith and Jodene Taylor.
Published in Custer County Chief May 10, 2012