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Charles W. Geisdorf

February 16, 1928 — September 17, 2015

A Messianic Funeral Service for Charles William Geisdorf, 87, of Aurora will be 10am Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora with Rabbi John Ballek and Pastor Max Geisdorf officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Beaches Veterans Memorial Park in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Charles died September 17, 2015 at his son’s home in Aurora. He was born February 16, 1928 in Bain, Minnesota to Charles A. and Gretchen (Goff) Geisdorf. Following his schooling he enlisted in the US Army Air Corp on February 11, 1946 at Ft, Snelling, Minnesota. Charles served 21 ½ years with the US military, retiring on September 30, 1967 as a USAF Strategic Air Command Security Specialist. He was a Tech Sgt. in strategic air command while serving in the United States, Morocco and England. Following his military retirement, he returned to Grand Rapids, MN and worked for Pinkerton’s until the late 1970’s. He then began working for Taconite Engineering and retired from there in the early 1980’s. Charles moved to Florida following his retirement and remained there until 2007. At that time he returned home to the Iron Range, residing in Aurora near his son. He was a member of the USAF Match Pistol Competition Team and was a Champion Marksman. He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association. In faith, Charles was a member of the Aurora Messianic Assembly. Survivors include his brother, Max (Bonnie) Giesdorf of Cohassett; children: Alan Geisdorf of New Ulm, Ernest David Geisdorf of Thailand, Trudy Geisdorf-Bathers of England, Michael Eric (Marshawne) Geisdorf of Aurora, Melissa Ann Borsodi of St. Thomas Virgin islands, Melinda Marie Geisdorf of California, Melanie Jean Geisdorf-Harrington of Jacksonville Beach, FL, Sheryl Loerzel of Mexico, David Michael Loerzel of Florida, Dale Eric Heffron of Ukraine, Colleen Kay (Richard) Heffron-Wright of Shakopee, MN and Terry Lee Heffron-Kling of Galesville, Wisconsin; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Selina Walker; second wife, Freda W. York-Geisdorf; sister, Cleta Haggard and one brother in infancy.
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