Joseph R. Geason

Joseph R. Geason of Hartland was born to eternal life on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the age of 67 due to heart complications. He was born in 1948 in Oconomowoc, the son of Richard and Rose (nee Brandt) Geason.

In 1972, he married Maralyn Cartwright at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waukesha. Joe was a third-generation family farmer who worked side-by-side with his family on their Hartland dairy farm. Later in life, he worked in commercial real estate and served as a volunteer on a number of local community projects. Joe loved to travel and fly to his destinations via his small private plane (a Tecnam). He was also a private flight instructor, having started his flying career as an instructor at Spring City Aviation in Waukesha when he was 18.

Joe volunteered with Mercy Flights flying medical patients. His strength and beliefs came from his daily reading of the Bible. Joe was a missionary to Peru and the Santisimo Sacramento Church, he believed it was important to serve the Lord in his everyday life. He has been a longtime member of St. Anthony on the Lake Church.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Maralyn, of Hartland; along with their children Lisa (Michael) Geason-Bauer of Oconomowoc, Thomas Geason of Greeley, Colo., and Catherine Geason of Hartland; and dear brother of John (Carolyn) Geason of Hartland and Cecilia Farran of Spring Green. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many beloved friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 3, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church, W280-N2101 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee, WI 53072. Sharing of memories will take place at 6:30 p.m.

Visitation continues at the church on Tuesday, August 4, from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral Mass with the Rev.Joe Hornacek officiating.

Burial will follow at St.Charles Cemetery, Hartland.

Memorials are appreciated to Santisimo Sacramento Church in Piura, Peru (checks should be made payable to and mailed to: St.

Anthony on the Lake, address above, please include the name of the church in the memo); Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188; Sherlock Bally Ministry; or Mercy Flights, 2020 Milligan Way, Medford, OR 97504.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledablefunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.