William “Bill” Geisser
Friday, February 28, 1947
Date of Death:
Sunday, April 28, 2019
72 years old
William “Bill” Geisser
William Harold Geisser, 72, formerly of Rochester, passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice House on Sunday, April 28, 2019 with his family by his side.
Bill was born on February 28, 1947 in Reedsburg, WI to Hans and Marjorie (Champlin) Geisser. He graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School. On July 3, 1982, he married Elaine Fehlauer in Rochester. He owned and operated AMG Tax Services in Rochester. In 2005, he sold his tax practice and went to work for Mayo Clinic in the Payroll Department. In 2010, he and Elaine retired to North Fort Myers. He is a former member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Rochester serving as Treasurer and Pioneer Leader. At the time of his passing, he was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church of North Fort Myers also serving as Treasurer. Bill was known as a “jokester” who always had a funny line for every occasion. He and Elaine enjoyed their retirement years returning every summer to Kamp Dels Campground in Waterville, MN.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine of North Fort Myers, FL; his children, Joel (Kelly) Geisser of Sparta, WI, and Anne Snyder (Dan Meyer) of Circle Pines, MN; his grandchildren, Austin Geisser, Logan Geisser, and Ashley Mallder; great-granddaughter, Lucy Mallder; and great-grandson, Charlie Geisser.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerrold and Julius; and great-granddaughter, Lanie Jane Geisser.
The memorial service for Bill will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Ascension Lutheran Church with Rev. Brian Kom officiating. Visitation will be held starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the church. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Rock Springs, WI.
Memorials are preferred to Bethany Lutheran Church of North Fort Myers, FL.
The family of William “Bill” Geisser has received the following condolences.
i am so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I remember him fondly at coffee at Barnes & Nobel. He certainly brightened our day with some sort of humor! Most of all, I recall what a fun relationship you had~ sometimes laughing & sometime giving each other a hard time! Most of all my memories are of you & he loving each other through all of life’s adventures that you would recount during our talks at work. I’m in the Byron area if you would like to connect.
Dear Elaine + family, We are so very sorry for your loss. We think about you often + if you go back to Waterville, we will see you there, Elaine. What a brave, dear man, determined to beat his illness. Always had a smile on his face. We will fly to Rochester 5/7 late afternoon...no driving the long distance anymore. If you are still in Rochester after that date, please let me know. Hugs, Jane and Larry Robertson
Elaine and family, my deepest sympathies to you all. I too am trying to get through the death of my husband. I truly know what you are going through. Turn to our Lord, Jesus Christ, he will get you through this.
Keeping you in my prayers during this difficult time.
Elaine, I am so sorry to have read about Bill's passing. ....so happy that you two found each other and enjoyed many happy years together. My most sincere sympathy to you and to his children. May you draw strength from each other during the days ahead. Carrie Fritsch 104
I am a friend of Joel and I just want to express my sincere condolences. I know how hard it is to lose a Dad. Joel was there when I lost mine. It was a comfort and I really appreciated his support. I am sending thoughts and prayers to all his friends and family.
My wifes family lives in North Port Florida, so I am familiar with the area.
Rest in peace..
Anne and family, I am so very sorry about your dads passing, he had a beautiful soul, fun, and loved life. Anne I see so much of your dad in you. Your compassion and putting others first and your quick witty ness. You and your brother have two beautiful guardian Angels shining down on you.