Frank E. Geisler, passed away on May 8, 1991 at the Adams Place in Ogden.
Born March 20, 1903 at Central, Idaho, a son of Frederick Wilhelm and Jensine Hansen Geisler. He graduated from Central School and received an award for punctuality and attendance. He was a dry farmer in Idaho. In 1925 he moved to Farr West and made his home with his sister, Viva and her husband, Ernest Jensen. On April 20, 1932 he married Zesta Afton Taylor in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He served an apprenticeship with the Redfield Electric Co. He was later employed by the American Can Co., Logan City Light, Mountain State Telephone and Utah Power and Light Co. After 40 years there, he retired in 1969 as Senior Large Power Meter Man in the Ogden Division of UP&L. He was an active member of the IBEW. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held positions of leadership in the MIA, Sunday School, Elders, Seventies and High Priest. He was a counselor in the Ogden 7th Ward Bishopric and was the first bishop of the Ogden 56th Ward. He served a term as chairman of the Bishops Counsel of the Ogden Region. He and his wife were called the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission and served in Siloam Springs, Arkansas from 1979 to 1981. He was an officiator in the Ogden LDS Temple for 15 years. Following his retirement he gave 10 years of volunteer service at the Lorin Farr Stake Pork Ranch. He received a special award for his service in Scouting. He was a home teacher and always felt special concern for the welfare of others.He was an active member of the Republican Party, serving as a delegate to County and State Conventions and was a candidate for the State Legislature. With his family he traveled in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Hawaiin Islands. He was talented in music, playing trombone in the Geisler Family Orchestra and in the Farr West Orchestra. He sang with the UP&L Male Chorus and in Ward Choruses in Farr West, Layton and Ogden. He maintained a repair and electrical shop and gave freely to those needing his help. He cleared Oak Brush and built a home in Layton and remodeled his present home in Ogden. He assisted family members in building four homes in Farr West.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Afton) Seamons, Berkeley, Idaho; Mrs. Donald M. (Elaine) Bagley, Fruit Heights; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchidren; one sister, Mrs. Harold C. (Sylvia) Kemp, Provo. Preceded in death by one grandchild, three brothers, four sisters.
Funeral services will be held in the Lorin Farr Ward, 770 15th Street, Ogden, on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Bishop B. Richard Noorda officiating. The family will meet friends at Myers Mortuary Chapel, 845 Washington Blvd., on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church from 10:45 to 12:45. Burial: Ben Lomond Cemetery.
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