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From the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram



George G. Geisert
February 26, 1941 - December 23, 2017

George G Geisert, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23rd in the comfort of his longtime home on Lake Altoona. George was born in Eau Claire in 1941 to Jacob Geisert and Marjorie (Anderson) Geisert. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary (Muldoon) Geisert and their children, Jacob Geisert, married to Jennifer (Turner) and Dana Geisert Nordby, married to Matt Nordby. He was a loving Papa to five grandchildren: Mariah (23), Jared (19), and Amara (15) Geisert, and Lillian (8) and Chloe (2) Nordby. George is also survived by his sister, Patsy Rathke- Meyer, and 4 nieces and nephews whom he loved wholeheartedly.

George thrived in the Eau Claire area as the owner of the Wigwam Tavern for over 40 years and owner of GGG LLC property management/rental business. George grew up in Eau Claire; he was active in the community and passionate about the development of the downtown area before downtown was cool. He was kind and generous, an inspiration to his family and friends. In addition to being a committed and loving husband, father, and grandfather, he cared deeply for his employees, patrons, business acquaintances, poker and hunting buddies. George loved the outdoors and took joy in fishing, hunting, and teaching his kids and grandkids how to safely hunt and enjoy recreational activities such as archery, boating, and four wheeling. He loved nothing more than taking his grandchildren out for ice cream in his bright orange ’53 Mercury convertible that he often drove through town, waving to his many acquaintances. George was always quick to tell a great joke or story to friends, family, and strangers and was known for his great advice on business and sharing his life experience. He’ll be missed by many.

A celebration of George’s life will take place on Saturday, January 6th from 12-3 pm at The Livery, 316 Wisconsin Street in Eau Claire, where friends and family can share their stories of George and his impact on individuals and his community. At 3:30, there will be a final salute at the Wigwam Tavern on 314 East Madison Street. In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation to Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Center or Fishing Has No Boundaries- Chippewa Valley Chapter, or simply patronize downtown Eau Claire businesses.

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