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Obituary: Betty Geier


November 5, 2018

Betty Jane Geier, 89, of Bismarck died Oct. 24, 2018. The funeral services were held Oct. 30 at the Bowdon Country Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Bowdon, N.D. Burial was in the church cemetery following the service. Pastor Ronda Geier-Cheatham officiated. Special music was provided by Beverly Hanson and Dave Seter. Casket bearers were: Joshua Geier, Ben Crawford, Jeremy Geier, Randy Eichele, Richard Crawford and Tim Geier

Betty was born Sept. 8, 1929 in Jamestown, the youngest of the 12 children of John and Rosina (Horning) Derheim. She attended school in Jamestown and was employed as a waitress at the Jamestown Cafe where one evening she met a young man named Calvin. Mutually smitten, they were united in marriage on her birthday in 1948.

They made their home near Heaton, N.D. where they farmed and lived until Calvin passed away in 1999. They often referred to their farmstead as "Acre Heaven" and Betty was proudest being a farm wife for 51 years.

She is survived by her son, Tim Geier; her daughters Karen (Richard) Crawford and Janny (Bob Thotland) Geier; former daughter-in-law Diane Karlstad; her six grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her parent; her husband; 5 sisters and 6 brothers.

Arrangement made by Evans Funeral Home, N.D.


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