Teresa M. Strukamp,
63, of Rockford passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021, surrounded by
Richard “Dick” E. Geist, age 83, of Celina, Ohio passed away at 11:46 am at his daughters residence in Lima on Thursday, November 4, 2021.
He was born January 21, 1938 in North Manchester, Indiana to the late John R. and Florence (Dickey) Geist.
On September 10, 1960 he married Karen (Bowlzer) Geist and she survives at the residence in Celina.
Other survivors include two daughters, Barbara Eileen Geist, Celina and Susan (Charles) Brinkman, Elida; a brother, Robert (Kristy) Geist, Mendon; a sister, Lois (Carl) McNeilan, Celina; and a grandson, Ian Brinkman, Elida.
Also preceding him in death is a sister, Viola Green.
Dick was a 1956 graduate on Celina Senior High School and went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in journalism.
He retired from The Daily Standard in Celina after 40 plus years of service working as an editor and reporter.
He was a very active member in our community serving as the long term president of the board of the Auglaize / Mercer Bi County Community Action Commission. Dick was also a member of Mercer County Democrats and was involved in the Community Arts Council at Wright State University.
Memorial services will be held at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm; where the family will receive friends from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Cisco Funeral Homes of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Dick and his family.
To pay respects and to leave online condolences or memories, visit www.ciscofuneralhome.com or Cisco Funeral Home Facebook page.
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