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Milton Frank Geissinger
Milton Frank Geissinger

Funeral services for Milton Frank Geissinger, 91, Dora, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Martin officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Milton Ross Geissinger and Marie Josephine Fries Geissinger, on December 21, 1924 in Bellevue, Pennsylvania and died October 12, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage to Jean Brown, who preceded him in death. He later was united in marriage February 14, 1969 in West Covina, California to Marcella Labrousse.

He is survived by his wife, Marcella Labrousse Geissinger, of the home, Dora, Missouri; four children, Linda Ann Geissinger, Redlands, California, Carol Ann Geissinger, Redlands, California, Nancy Christiansen and husband Gary, Beaumont, California, and Milton Russell Geissinger and wife, Jeannie, Dora, Missouri; three sisters, Ann Fader, state of California, Lenore Piper, Kingman, Arizona, and Lee Stanionis and husband Roger, state of California, and one brother Russell Geissinger and wife Annie, state of California; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife and one brother, Paul Geissinger.

Mr. Geissinger was in the Army Air Corp during WWII stationed in Ipswich, England returning in 1945 after the war. He then worked in the Operating Engineers Union in construction for many decades retiring from West Covina, CA in 1979 and moved to Howell County where he resided enjoying hunting and fishing. He was also a pastor and minister volunteering and ministering in the jails, rest homes, and any other place where he was needed. He loved to help others and really enjoyed life to its fullest.

Burial will be in Sweeton Pond Cemetery, Ozark County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Military rites will be perfomed by the West Plains Honor Guard and the Missouri Funeral Honors Program.



  1. Anne Fader
    October 13, 2016 @ 5:13 pm

    My precious brother, Milton,
    Even though we have been apart for so many years, you have been so close to me always in my heart and prayers. My memories of our family and growing up together still bring me such joy. You are home now, with Mom and Dad, and all our loved ones who live in heaven. That gives me great peace, Milt. You have been my wonderful, big brother, and I will love you and miss you so much. Until we meet again, Anne (Sis)

    Dear Marcy, Milton and family,
    Thank you for being Milt’s loving famiy, and for being by his side until the end. You are in our prayers. God bless and keep you all. With Love, Anne, Lou, Floyd, Cheryl and our family


  2. Anne Fader
    October 13, 2016 @ 5:23 pm

    Dear Linda, Carol and Nancy,
    We love you girls. We know you brought great joy to your daddy. Our hearts and our prayers are with each of you. We know no one could ever take your dad’s place He was a wonderful, loving, godly man. We will all miss him deeply. With much love, Aunt Anne, Lou, Cheryl, Floyd and our family


  3. Jim and Shanna (McGoldrick) Kesling
    October 14, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    Milton and family,
    So sorry to read about the loss of your dad. Praying the good memories you have give you comfort and peace. Thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.
    Shanna and Jim


  4. Dale Piper
    October 14, 2016 @ 2:11 pm

    Uncle Milt, what a great man of God, I will never forget your expression of love and excitement for the things of God. I can always hear your voice praising and thanking God when ever I think of you. You will be missed but only for a time, you are in our future, Praise the Lord! Milt


  5. Melinda (Burgess) King
    October 21, 2016 @ 4:44 pm

    Milton and Jeannie
    My heart goes out to you on the loss of your Dad. May your memories give you comfort in the days to come. You were a tremendous help and I’m sure he appreciated all you sacrificed to insure his care and comfort. What a great son and daughter-in-law.


  6. Melinda King
    October 24, 2016 @ 3:43 am

    Milton, Jeannie and family,
    I know your Dad appreciated the sacrifices you made to make sure he was cared for and comfortable. May your memories comfort you in the days to come.


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