Obituary of Stephen Richard Geiger
Stephen Richard Geiger, 61, Mpls died peacefully on June 5. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Barb, daughter Molly, son Benjamin (Kacey), granddaughters Gracie and Gwenyth, parents George and Carol Geiger, siblings Susan (Matt) and Scott (Kim), and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, friends and neighbors.
Steve lived life fully and enjoyed ice fishing, rock 'n roll, blues, and traveling frequently to follow favorite bands and groups, especially Big Walter Smith and Bayfront Blues Festival. He loved sports and was a serious fan of the Twins, St. Paul Saints, Vikings, Gophers, Washburn wrestling and traveled annually to Indianapolis for the Indy 500, Brickyard 400 and F1 races.
A Minneapolis kid from beginning to end, Steve was a true "south Minneapolis lawn guy" with a neatly trimmed and edged yard and the first guy out with a shovel in the winter. He was a Man Cave dweller and had both a garage and basement to enjoy sports on TV, Twins games on the radio, home brewing and music.
In his signature overalls and beard, Steve enjoyed the simple pleasures of life - he loved nothing more than spending time with his beloved granddaughters, or whiling away an afternoon washing cars in the driveway, cracking open a cold one to visit with a friend stopping by.
He will be remembered for his excellent grilling abilities and feasts of grilled chicken for Mother's Day each year, and serving as "grillmaster" for special family occasions. He is a former employee of Northrup King and Methodist Hospital and a proud graduate of Washburn High School.
Steve's life was shortened by complications of multiple myeloma cancer, which he courageously faced for almost 8 years. His family is grateful for the excellent care he received at Regions Hospital, Mayo Clinic, NE Wellness, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and Southside Chiropractic.
A celebration of Steve's life will be held Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. with visitation at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5011 S. 31st Ave., Mpls. MN 55417.
In lieu of flowers, donations prefered to Gift of Life Transplant House, Wishes for Heroes or a charity of your choice.