On April 15th, our Mom completed her journey here on Earth and went home with God. She entered in-home hospice mid- December, defied the odds, and was able to share the holidays and a few family birthdays with us.
While she left our family with broken hearts, more importantly, she left a legacy of memories and family values that have shaped us into the people we are. Family meant everything to her. She and my dad, although not wealthy, made sure we led a rich life with family activities such as summer vacations, visiting Germany to see relatives, game nights, Oriole games, and spending time with our grandparents.
Mom loved kids. In 1970, she started babysitting. In 1975, she got her daycare license with Baltimore County, and was a daycare provider for a little over 30 years. Duane and I had so many honorary siblings throughout the years, several of which are still friends today. She loved going to church and played an active part, volunteering up until Covid hit.
Anyone who knew my mom, knew she adored fall and the Christmas season. She decked the halls and made our holidays so special. Next to the holidays - she loved a cold snowy winter. Mom prayed each winter for a blizzard so that we could hunker down and build puzzles.
The only joy mom found during the summer was cooler days, air conditioning, and the Baltimore Orioles. She was a steadfast fan of the Orioles, Colts, and Ravens. Once she retired, she loved entertaining and having cookouts here on the water.
When Duane and I reached adulthood, she continued to be interested in our careers and interests. She loved that she gained a daughter-in-law, Debbie who loved her son and gave her three beautiful grandchildren. Mom’s heart was filled again as David came into our lives.
One of Mom’s greatest loves was her grandchildren. Amber, Emily, Stevie, and David were the lights of her life. She was extraordinarily proud of each of them and even in her final days, smiled when they were around.
There is a little bit of irony in her passing today. Mom also did bookkeeping work. The first couple of weeks of April were often hellish for her as last-minute clients would want miracles performed before April 15th. Once April 15th arrived, she could finally breathe a sigh of relief. Today, she did just that with Duane and me here with her.
Rest well Mom. You left this world a better place just because of who you are. We love you.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Geisler is preceded in death by her husband Frederick Geisler. She is survived by her son Duane Geisler and his wife Debbie of Baltimore, MD, daughter Cynthia Geisler of Pasadena, MD, brother Otto Paul Schlicht and his wife Linda of Berkley Springs WV, grandchildren Amber Geisler, Emily Geisler, Stephen Geisler, David Geisler, nephew Otto Paul Schlicht II, niece Megan Schlicht and dear cousin Manfred Jàger.
Graveside service will be at Glen Haven Cemetery in Glen Burnie on Friday, April 30th at 11:00 am. Celebration of Life gathering will be held after the service at Mom’s house.
105 Norman Road
Pasadena, MD 21122
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