Thomas R. Geist

Thomas R. Geist

FAIRMONT — Thomas Richard Geist, 70, of Fairmont, Minn., died April 3, 2019, of cancer at Lakeview Methodist Home.

Cremation was handled by Lakeview Funeral Home of Fairmont.

Tom was born on April 17, 1948, in St. Paul to Gottleab and Beverly Geist. He graduated from Simley High School, Inver Grove Heights.

He married Martha Klopp of Bloomington, Minn., on June 29, 1968. They were married 50 years. He was a loving and caring husband and father. He always worked very hard supporting his family.

In his 30s, he started his own commercial cleaning business in Fairmont, which he worked at until shortly before his death. He was very outgoing and enjoyed talking to all he worked around. He was a very warm, generous and friendly person who really cared about people.

He enjoyed sharing his Bible-based hope for the future with everyone. He had a strong faith in the resurrection that “those in the Memorial tombs would hear His voice and come out.” (John 5:28, 29)

He is survived by his wife, Martha (Marti), and three sons, Jason (Cynthia), Sean (Alayet) and Matthew (Sandy) and five grandchildren, his brother, Jerry (Gail).

It is Tom’s wish that no public funeral will take place, however a private memorial service for family will be held at a later date.