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Dennis C. Geissler, 58, of Chetek, passed away on November 28, 2012.

He was born November 3, 1954 in Chippewa Falls, the son of Bernard and Shirley (Yohnk) Geissler.

On August 14, 1976 he married, the love of his life, Patricia Sarauer at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls. Together they brought two beautiful girls into the world.

Denny received his Bachelors and Masters degree from UWEC and his Administrative Licensure at UW-Superior.

Denny’s entire career was spent in education. He was the former superintendent of Colfax School District and most recently was the superintendent of the Osseo-Fairchild School District.

Denny was passionate about his family and grandchildren but also enjoyed hunting, fishing, the Badgers and the Packers! He put his whole heart into everything he did, all or nothing! Denny spent a lifetime doing what he loved…influencing the lives of children…be it his own daughters, his grandchildren or his students. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, family and friends.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Tilden.

Denny is survived by his wife, Patty; two daughters, Erin (Brandon) Flug-Geissler of New Richmond and Kristy (Sean) Robbins of Portland, Oregon; his mother, Shirley Geissler of Elmwood; four brothers, Jeff (Cheryl) of Thorp, Paul of Chippewa Falls, Chris of Madison and Marcus (Tara) of Duluth, Minn.; three sisters, Connie (Martin) Viken of Chippewa Falls, Sandy (Mark) Gobler of Luck and Roxie (Tim) Brown of Wisconsin Rapids; two brothers-in-law, Ken (Bobbi) Sarauer and Mark (Becki) Sarauer both of Chippewa Falls; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emory, Brianna and Mason.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Geissler; and two brothers, Charles and Bernard Joseph Geissler.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 3 at St. Peter’s Church in the town of Tilden. The Very Rev. Ed Shuttleworth was the celebrant of the funeral Mass. Inurnment will be at a later date in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Tilden.

Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls was charge of arrangements.

The family prefers memorials in Denny’s name for an educational fund that will be set up at a later date.

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