HEATON — Douglas Geier, 73, Heaton, died Aug. 21, 2012, at his home. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Bowdon School Gymnasium. Interment will be at Geier Family Cemetery, rural Kidder County.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Douglas was born May 2, 1939, on his parents’ farm. He grew up in Berlin Township, in Wells County, with his parents, David and Martha (Koenig) Geier, and his brother and sister, twins Earl and Pearl. As a boy, he grew up very close to his dad and loved horses, tractors and guns. He caused his share of mischief and occasionally needed help from his big brother and sister. Doug attended country school for elementary grades, tried his hand at the Sheyenne Adventist Academy and graduated from Heaton High School.
At age 19, Doug was first married and from that union had his first child, Ronda. On Dec. 6, 1968, at age 29, Doug married Judy Renner. They were wed in Golden, Colo., and spent their early years working in the insulation industry, horseback riding in the mountains and visiting their old-time cowboy friends.
Doug continued insulating work, until moving back to Berlin Township to farm in 1973. Doug and Judy had two children together, David and Debra. Doug made sure work came first, but always made time for fun and family with the Pettibone Saddle Club, Pelican Lake, Shack nights and taking Judy for a turn across the dance floor. Doug served on the Berlin Township Board as supervisor for many years; Sykeston Public School Board, Northern Plains Electric Coop Board, Central Power Electric Coop Board and the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Coops Board.
Doug retired from farming, but never gave up his passion for horses. “Saddle up Doug. It’s time to ride off into the sunset.”
Doug is survived by his wife, Judy; his children, Ronda (Chris) Cheatham, Blackfoot, Idaho, David (Sheri) Geier, Heaton, and Debra (Allan) Allmaras, Buchanan; his seven grandchildren; one sister, Pearl (Jack) Eickholz, Pendleton, Ore.; and one brother, Earl (Delta) Geier, Carlton, Ore.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents, David and Martha Geier; and his brother, Russell.
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