Allan Lennart Geslin
Allan Lennart Geslin, 77, of Ozark, Arkansas, formerly of New Ulm, passed away on August 27, 2019 due to injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident.
Allan was born in New Ulm to Marjorie and Lennart Geslin on June 24, 1942. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He received his education in New Ulm. He served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged after 4 years of service, and also served in the Army National Guard.
He married Kathleen Mack and they moved to Luverne, Minnesota to raise their family. Together they enjoyed card clubs and bowling. Although they later divorced, the bond between their families remained strong.
Family vacations were spent fishing and camping in northern Minnesota. He traveled throughout the United States visiting national parks. The Redwoods were his favorite, and he was a proud member of the Save the Redwoods League and other conservation organizations.
He worked for Northwestern Bell for 27 years. Following his retirement, his love of hunting and fishing led him to Alabama and more recently to Arkansas to be closer to family. He spent countless hours fishing and camping at Cove Lake and along the river. He also kept active shooting hoops and following his beloved Minnesota Twinkies.
He liked playing games and was a frequent winner of the Geslin family traveling trophy. It was the highlight of our family gatherings. He loved to laugh and tease, especially after beating the grandkids at basketball and his daughters at ladder ball.
Allan attended church and bible study regularly, and remained a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne.
Allan is preceded in death by his father, Lennart, and his stepfather, Louis
Allen is survived by his mother, Marjorie Spoor, his daughters Dawn (Brandon) Gunsalus, Dana (Kris) Swanson, grandchildren Lindsay (Tyson) Weber, Alison (Tony) Willers, Tyler Brands, Katelyn (Mark) Van Aartsen, Codie (Cristina) Swanson, and Jordin Swanson, and 4 great grandchildren: Reagan (Willers), Nolan, Reece (Weber) and Jayce (VanAartsen). Siblings Myra Geslin, Janice (Mel) Rubink, Chuck Spoor, Roleen (Wade) Schlie, and Craig (Robin) Spoor
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
He will forever be loved and missed by many.