Lucille Geisler

Mitchell

Lucille Geisler, 92, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, at Good Samaritan Society in De Smet. 

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial was in Butler Cemetery in rural Letcher. Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a Scripture Service and Rosary.

Lucille Marie Geisler was born Sept. 23, 1929, to Charles and Alina (Vande Voorde) Stunes on the family farm in rural Davison County. She attended Goodwin School.

Lucille was united in marriage to Fred Geisler on Jan. 10, 1950, in Letcher. They lived on a farm south of Artesian. In later years, they lived on an acreage near Mitchell, retired to an apartment in Mitchell, moved to Avera Brady Assisted Living, and recently, she became a resident in De Smet.

Lucille loved caring for children. She served 15 years as an infant foster home for Social Services, and later served another 15 years in “Your Home” daycare service. She also worked at Syncom for five years.

Lucille enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening. Lucille enjoyed genealogy and spent much of her time researching family records.

Lucille is survived by her daughters, Teresa (John) Sullivan of Mitchell, Elaine (Charles) Fuerniss of Paris, Ky., Betty (Skip) Guindon of Lead, Cynthia (Darold) Rounds of Wessington Springs, and Mary (Roger) Lee of De Smet; son, Thomas Geisler of Mankato, Minn.; 23 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, one great-grandchild on the way, and one great-great-grandchild on the way.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; her parents; granddaughter, Michelle Fuerniss; great-grandson, Jacob Kolousek; brothers, Francis, Albert, Joseph, Charles, Richard, Millard, and Edward Stunes; and sisters, Eunice Beckers and Gertrude Loneman.

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