LAMBERTON - David A. Geis, devoted son, loving brother, gracious uncle and faithful servant of the Lord for 45 years, of Lamberton, formerly of Minneapolis and St. Paul, died Thursday, February 16, 2012, at his home, surrounded by family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 25, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn. Visitation is 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the church with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m.
Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment is in Sanborn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Boys Town, Attn: Geis Memorial, 13603 Flanagan Blvd, Boys Town, NE 68010. Stephens Funeral Service - Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
David A. Geis
David Arthur Geis was born June 21, 1966, in Minneapolis, MN to LeRoy F. and Dorothy P. Geis. He attended St. Thomas Academy, Waseca Ag School, and the University of MN. David lived out his dream of farming, land stewardship, and raising buffalo in southwest MN. He will long be remembered for his conservation practices, generosity, and faithfulness. David won many awards including: Minnesota Waterfowl Association Conservationist of the Year, Education Award for Outstanding Contribution from the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Southwest Conservation District Conservationist of the Year from Farmer Magazine, Pheasants Forever Redwood Chapter Outstanding Contributor of the Year and Private Donor of the Year, Ducks Unlimited of the Minnesota Valley for Contributions in Conservation, and an Honorary Chapter Member of the FFA in Forest Lake. David was a member of the Minnesota Buffalo Association, Sons of the American Legion, Minnesota Waterfowl Association, Pheasants Forever, and was a Supervisor of Redwood Soil and Water Conservation District. He was also a member of St. Thomas and St. Joseph Catholic churches, serving on the parish council. David enjoyed gardening, planting trees, fishing, and reading his favorite author, Bishop Fulton Sheen. He loved spending time with his pets, especially his dog Duke, as well as entertaining family and friends. David was a dedicated volunteer at Our Lady of Good Counsel Free Cancer Home (now known as Our Lady of Peace).
David is survived by his mother Dorothy; siblings: Juliann (Robert) Thavis, Michael (Tara), Steven (Kathy), and Brian; nieces and nephews: Christina, Rebecca, Luke, Brianna, Benjamin, Faith, Claire, Sophia and Matthew; aunts and uncle; dear cousin Rick Geis; and many other dear friends and relatives. He is preceded in death by his father Dr. LeRoy F. Geis.