Loretta A. Geissler, age 83, passed away at MCHS Luther Hospital in Eau Claire on Friday, March 30, 2012. She was born on December 2, 1928 in Chippewa Falls to William and Agnes (Fox) Rank. In 1949 Loretta married Gilbert Geissler at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls. Loretta and Gib then moved to California where they lived and raised their family. In 1989 Loretta and Gib moved back to Wisconsin to live on the Chetek River. She enjoyed dancing, playing the piano, cooking, baking, playing cards, watching her children play softball, spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by four sons: Ronald (Judy) Geissler, Bob (Donna) Geissler, Rick (Debbie) Geissler all of California, Randy Geissler of Chetek; one daughter: Debbie Geissler of California; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Gib on May 21, 2011; two brothers: Earl and Bill Rank; one sister: Lucille LaForge.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer with Deacon Richard Kostner officiating. Friends may call from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. on Tuesday April 3, 2012 and up to the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.