Gottlieb Geist Jr., 94, of Aberdeen, died Nov. 24, 2017.
His funeral service was Nov. 30 at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory in Aberdeen.
Interment, with military rites conducted by John J. Peters American Legion Post #159 of Hoven, SD, took place at German Zion Congregational Cemetery in Tolstoy, SD.
Gottlieb “GG” Geist Jr. was born March 3, 1923, in Edmunds County, to Gottlieb Sr. and Rosina (Metzger) Geist. He attended high school in Bowdle, SD.
Gottlieb served in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1944-1946.
He owned a stucco business and Geist Sanitation. Gottlieb married Beverly Jane Coyle-Johnson in Ipswich, SD, in 1996.
Gottlieb is survived by his wife, Beverly Geist of Aberdeen; two sons, Dean (Rena) Geist of Casper, WY and Greg (Sherri) Geist of Eugene, OR; and four grandchildren. Gottlieb was preceded in death by his parents, nine brothers, six sisters and one grandson.