Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Janice I. Geiger, 70, a resident of rural Columbia City in Smith Township and wife of Dale E. Geiger, died at 8:31 p. m. on Monday, August 31, 2009, at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She had been in failing health since February.
Mrs. Geiger was born in Green Township in Noble County on January 18, 1939, a daughter of Homer J. and Sarah A. [Gaff] Owen. She spent her formative years in Green Township and graduated from Albion High School in 1957.
On January 18, 1958 she was united in marriage in Decatur to Dale E. Geiger. The couple lived their married lives in Smith Township, and had lived at their present home since 1966.
She was a member of the Sugar Grove Church of God, north of Churubusco.
The surviving relatives include her husband and soul mate Dale, to whom she was married for over 51 years; a son Dalen [April] Geiger of Columbia City; a daughter Debbie [Phil] Gebert of Columbia City; two brothers Jack [Jane] Owen of Albion and Dennis [Wanda] Owen of Lafayette; two sisters Kay [Wilbur] Freeman of Marion and Joyce [Richard]Caskey of Ligonier; a sister-in-law Barbara Owen of Albion; and four grandchildren Brelle [Brandon] Bridge, Bralen Gebert, Brittany Geiger, and Colton Geiger.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Darryl Owen.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Friday, September 4, 2009, at the Sugar Grove Church of God with Pastor Timothy Grable, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Thursday from 3 to 8 p. m., or at the church one hour prior to the service Friday morning.
Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Sugar Grove Church of God or Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.
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