Frances Geiger

Frances Geiger

Frances Kary Geiger, 93, Bismarck, passed away May 6, 2019, at Sanford Health, Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held May 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Jarad Wolf as celebrant. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Frances was born Dec. 10, 1925, at her home in Fallon, to Christ and Rose (Franck) Schmidt. She attended grade school at St. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Fallon, and then graduated from Mandan High School in 1945. She worked as a county school teacher at St. Anthony, at A.W. Lucas in Bismarck, a data processor at Gamble Robinson in Mandan, with her husband, Joseph, at Joe’s Bar in Mandan, then finished her work career with 25 years at Med Center One Clinic in Bismarck as a medical receptionist. She retired in 1988.

Frances married Joseph Kary in 1948 in Fallon. They had five children, Arnold Kary, Minot, Susan (Jim) Gierman, Minot, Nancy (David) Stephan, Detroit Lakes, Minn., Leon (Annette) Kary, Mandan, and Joseph (Maureen) Kary, Fargo; 12 grandchildren, Lisa, Dani, Steve, Jaime, Jesse, Jonathan, Maria, Elizabeth, Rachael, Mitchell, Michael, MacIntyre; 19 great-grandchildren, Colin, Ryder, Landen, Brenley, Gavin, Mya, Alexander, Marshall, Mason, Cali, Brooklyn, Hanna, Ella, Emaline, Grant, Ezra, Hudson, Hayes and Hatton.

In 1994, she married John Geiger and added three children, Doreen (Tim) Bumb, Mandan, Ken (Connie) Geiger, Mandan, and Donna (Dave) Schaab, Hazen; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren to her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Kary; parents, Christ and Rose Schmidt; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rueben and Margaret Haas, Paul and Betty Dulski, Tony and Pauline Kary, Ralph and Rose Kary, Harry and Rose Kary, Leo and Rose Dinius, Tony and Monica Boehm, Al and Ann Kary, Jack and Luella Kary, George, John and Matt Kary.

She is survived by her husband, John, and her sister and sisters-in-law, Verna Kary, Frances Kary, and Lillian Kary, who live in Mandan and Bismarck.

Frances was a proud member of the Christian Mothers, Holy Rosary Society, Prayer Warriors, a charter member of the Women of the Moose, a Cub Scout den mother, rosary prayer leader at St. Joseph’s parish and various volunteer works.

A heartfelt thank you to the St. Gabriel’s Community and Sanford Health's fourth-floor staff for the excellent care of their mother.

Go to www.weigelfuneral.com to sign the guest book and share memories with her family.

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