William K. ‘Bill’ Geidel, 71
K. "Bill" Geidel, 71, of Kewaskum, died on Monday, Dec. 13,
2010, at Kettle Moraine Gardens in Kewaskum with his family at his side.
He was born on March 31, 1939, in Ashford, the son of the late Franklin
and Della (Miller) Geidel, and on Jan. 20, 1962, he was united in marriage
to Judith "Judy" Marx at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in
Bill was a 1957 graduate of Campbellsport High School. He proudly served
his country in the U. S. Army from 1957 to 1959 and was stationed in
Hawaii. From 1959 to 1976, Bill was employed by General Telephone as an
installer/repairman. During his employment, Bill installed the 1,000th
phone in Kewaskum. In 1976, Bill and Judy purchased the Sentry Foods store
in Kewaskum, which they managed until retiring in 2000.
Bill was a member of the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384
Kewaskum, Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum and long-time member
of the Kewaskum Lions Club.
Bill was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Those Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 48
years, Judy; three children, Mike Geidel (fiancée, Debbie Schneider) of
Kewaskum, Becky (Doug) Hammes and Angie (John) Tennies both of
Campbellsport; eight grandchildren, Sarah (Robert) Tye, Kayla (Bill)
Kumrow, Ethan Geidel, Paige and Brynn Hammes, Nicole, Tessa and Jaelle
Tennies; three great-grandsons, Wyatt and Sawyer Tye and Liam Kumrow; a
brother, Ronald (Thelma) Geidel of Oakfield; two sisters, Delores (Ken)
Jandre of New Prospect and Janet (Don) Mielke of Milwaukee; two
sisters-in-law, Susan (Ervin) Waala and Mary Laatsch both of Kewaskum,
nieces, nephews, other relatives and many good friends.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by two
brothers-in-law, James Marx and Lloyd Laatsch.
In honor of his wishes, private funeral services will be held on
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at the Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum. The Rev.
Eric Kirkegaard will officiate and burial, with military honor graveside
rites by members of the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384
Kewaskum, will follow the service in Union Cemetery in Campbellsport.
Memorials to Peace United Church of Christ or Kewaskum Youth Scholarship
Fund (KEYS) are appreciated.
Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.