Raymond George Geiger was born on March 30, 1929, and passed into eternity on August 25, 2020, at 91 years of age. His final two years were spent in the care of his son, Blaine, in Emmett, Idaho, and his final months in Apple Valley Residence near his son's home in Emmett.
Ray lived in Bismarck, ND, for the majority of his life. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. He was passionate about playing pinochle, riding bike, watching the NBA and visiting with his family and friends. He was very faithful and served the Catholic Church in various capacities for many years. He especially enjoyed singing in the choir. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge.
One notable anecdote is this: while in his 70's he was still very active and rode his bike all over, weather permitting. One day however, he rode "above the law" and skipped a stop sign! An unyielding officer proceeded to give him a ticket and Ray was teased for years about his 'criminal' background!
Ray was married to Dolores (Rauchwater) Geiger for 52 years; she passed away November 11, 2011. She was the heart and soul of his life and in his remaining years, he missed her dearly. She was a true and faithful spouse. To anyone reading this, please note: marriage is a grand and glorious plan of our God. Yet, it is lived out by humans; all too often frail and sinful beings. Live in constant realization of the forgiveness and grace of God in the person of Jesus Christ. This one fact, lived out daily, is the constant truth that creates harmony and grace in any marriage.
Ray is survived by his 4 children: Blaine (Bobbi) of Emmett, Idaho; Brian (Lisa) Baldwin of North Dakota; Kristin (Robert) Gormican of San Diego, California and Mary (Mark) Meier of Bismarck, North Dakota. He will be missed by 19 grandchildren: Jessica (Mike) Nelson, Kari (Gabe) Doerksen, Adam, Alec and Grant Geiger, Mariah (Geiger) Young, Miranda, Mikayla (Geiger) Jost, Molly, Morgan, Moses (Krista), Josiah, Jubilee, Justus, Isaiah and Micah Geiger, Lucas and Sara Gormican and Matthew Aduddell in addition to 15 great-grandchildren.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and siblings.
Soli Deo Gloria- to God alone be the Glory.
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