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Lyda Geise
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“baby sitter for the oldest child ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: judy smalley - mesa, AZ - Friend

“As far as mother in laws go, Lyda was a character! I look back and wonder what she must have thought of her son marrying a crazy girl from California...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Geise - Blair, NE - Family

“So Very Very Sorry To YOU AllPrayers Prayers Love Hugs ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: PATTY & TOM NIEDERMYER - Magnolia, IA

“Geise Family,We wish to express our sympathy upon learning about the passing of a beautiful lady and friend. Lydia will always be remembered as a...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Laura Muxfeldt - Logan, IA

“I work at the nursing home and had an amazing time getting to know Lyda and laughing with her. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Daniella Dobbs - Logan, IA

“I loved working with her. She could take a bad day and make it great with her humor! She will be missed by many.zivwm ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Beebe - Mondamin, IA

“To the Geise family:My sincere sympathy to you all! I loved Lyda so....she was fun, loving and thoughtful in so many ways! We shared many fun times,...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Kellie Messer/Jessup - Friend

“Barb so sorry to hear about your Mom! She was a great lady! So much fun. Hugs and prayers! ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Peggy Fagan - Sioux City, IA

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Lyda Mae (Van Horn) Geise was born on August 2, 1938, to Harry and Barbara Elizabeth "Liz" (Walder) Van Horn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lyda's dad died when she was two and her mother never remarried. Lyda was raised in Blaunox, Pennsylvania and graduated from Aspinwall High School. On August 31, 1957, Lyda married Fred Geise, Jr. The couple settled in the Logan area and farmed. Lyda was very much a part of the farming operation. Fred died on May 1, 2003, and Lyda moved into Logan in 2008.

Lyda was a member of the United Methodist Church in Logan. Lyda and Fred loved attending the children's and grandchildren's school events. Lyda enjoyed swimming at the YMCA and watching any sports. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, crafts and decorating for weddings. Most importantly she enjoyed making everyone happy with her witty sense of humor.

Lyda died on Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 78 years, eight months, and five days.

Lyda was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred Geise; and all of her siblings, Harry Van Horn, Roy Van Horn, Marge De Long, Helen Cordwell, and Donna Karcher. She is survived by her six children, Barb (Dennis) Oliver of Logan, Iowa, Steve (Susan) Geise of Blair, Nebraska, Beverly (Bill) Kennedy of Escondido, California, Scott (Alicia) Geise of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Dave (Ginger) Geise of Logan, Iowa, Diane (Dale) Rief of Crescent, Iowa; 10 grand-children; two+ great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.