Louis Geidel

Louis Geidel of North Port, Fla., formerly of Missouri, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.

He was born on Jan. 27, 1929, in Parkston, S.D., to Fredrick and Alma Geidel. Louis was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He is survived by his son, Bryan (Janet) Geidel of Chicago, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Beth Vanko; three grandsons, Joshua, Joseph and Jeremy; sister, Elaine (Doug) Koenig; brothers, Willard (Ruth) Geidel, Raymond (Liz) Geidel, Norman (Lucille) Geidel, and Ronald (Sharon) Geidel; brother-in-law, Virgil (Gloria) Weinreich; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Geidel; son, Steven Geidel and brother, Reuben Geidel.

A memorial service in remembrance of Louis will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 20 at St. Martin's United Church of Christ in Fillmore, Wis. with a luncheon to follow at Fillmore Turner Hall located across the street.

Memorials to fund a cemetery bench is appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at