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Kenneth ‘Butch’ Geislinger, 69


Kenneth “Butch” Geislinger of Watkins died peacefully surrounded by family and friends Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Paynesville Area Hospital following an eight-month battle with cancer. He was 69.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 21, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Fr. Richard Gross and Fr. Jerome Naduvathaniyil
W-Butch-photo-obitofficiating. Interment will be in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.


Kenneth “Butch” Geislinger was born Nov. 24, 1944, in Watkins to Frank and Esther (Looman) Geislinger. At the age of 22, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Okinawa for two years. After returning to the States, he made his home in Golden Valley where he worked as a Supply Distribution Manager at Honeywell for 35 years. He retired in 2001, and returned to the family farm near Watkins where he and his brother Ron farmed until his death. Butch loved farming and he was a good mechanic. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Esther Geislinger, brother Gerald Geislinger, and sister Carol in infancy.

He is survived by his brother and sisters and their spouses Joan (and Will) Nistler of Maple Grove, Mary (and Roger) Mies of Hutchinson, Ronald (and Glo) Geislinger of Watkins; sister-in-law Ruth Geislinger of Watkins; nieces and nephews; and his dog Jackson.

Music for the service will be provided by Kathy Pauls. Arrangements were with the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins.