Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Francis (Frank) Geissler

Frank Geissler of Shoshone passed away peacefully on April 11 at his home, surrounded by his family. He fought a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Frank was born on March 13, 1943, in Wendell, Idaho. He moved to the Wood River Valley in the late '60s, raised his family and worked in the construction/carpentry industry until the time of his death.

One of his greatest joys in life was flying his airplanes. He loved to build and restore them. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Frank was a loving husband and a devoted father, and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren (Bonnie, Ben, Katelynn, Hunter, Calvin, Marissa, Coral, Anna, Brody, Kadence, Brandon and Tristin) and his great-granddaughter, Paige.

He was a great man with a great sense of humor. One of his favorite sayings when the going got tough was, "Never lose your sense of humor!"

He will be greatly missed as a father, papa and friend!

He is survived by Nancy of Boise; his daughter, Stacy Geissler (Kendall) of Halley; his sons, Frankie (Sarah) Geissler and Carl Geissler, both of Hailey; his daughters, Paula Kerr of San Andreas, Calif., and Sugayle Geissler of Homer, Alaska. Also surviving are his sisters, Dixie Jackson of Hagerman, Cassie (Bill) Jones of Hailey and Leah (Buzz) Renn of Jerome; and his brother, Martin (Sue) Geissler of Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Carl and Marena Geissler.

The family would like to especially thank Heidi and Dorinda of Visions Hospice for their excellent help, kindness and compassion.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, April 22, at 5 p.m. at the Community Center at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Shoshone.

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