Ernest C. Geyer, age 95, of Bancroft died on December 18, 2014 at the Bryant Parkview Care Center. A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 21st from 5-7 P.M. at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 22nd at 10:30 A.M. at American Lutheran Church in De Smet. Osthus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ernie was born on November 29, 1919 on the family farm near Bancroft to Paul and Bessie (Poege) Geyer. He graduated from Bancroft High School in 1937.
Ernie served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation machinist’s mate third class USN-1 (SA) during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
On November 10, 1952 Ernie was united in marriage to Beverly Christensen of Clark in Laverne, MN. The couple were blessed with four children.
Ernie lived on and farmed the family farm until he retired in 1995.
In April of 2011 he entered the Bryant Parkview Care Center.
Ernie is survived by his wife, Beverly; one son, Norman (Marcia) Geyer of Hector, MN; two daughters, Irene Schroeder of Sioux Falls, and Debbie (Mike) DeBoer of Sioux Falls; one sister, Louise Strub of Hobbs, NM; one daughter-in-law, Renett Geyer of Sioux Falls; ten grandchildren: Kyle Geyer, Krystal (Trevor) Evans, Diane (Saikat) Mandel, Linda (Zap) Martin, Brian Schroeder, Craig Schroeder, Megan Geyer, McKenzie Geyer, Holly (Tom) Drummond, and Matthew Pueppke; and one great-grandson, Liam Evans.
Ernie is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dale; five sisters: Eva, Elsie, Alma, Marie, and Vera Mae; and one brother, Rudy Geyer.
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