John H. “Jack” Geyen, Annandale

 

John H. “Jack” Geyen, age 82, of Annandale, died Monday February 22, 2015, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 27, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale, with Fr. George Kallumkalkudy as the Celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery in Maple Lake.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.  A prayer service will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
John Henry Geyen was born February 7, 1933, in Maple Lake to John and Katherine (Cordell) Geyen.  He graduated from Maple Lake High School with the Class of 1951 and later furthered his education at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis.  Jack served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  On February 27, 1960, he was united in marriage to Darlene Pivec at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in St. Paul.  Jack worked as a plastics engineer.  He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and the Maple Lake American Legion Post 131.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene of Annandale; children, John Geyen of St. Cloud, Paul (Laura) Geyen of Eagan, Lori (Brian) Hillestad of South Haven and Lynn (Jared) Braun of South Haven; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Alyssa, Erin, Hunter, Wiley, Josephine and Tony; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Katherine Happe of Annandale and DeLoris (Robert) Rohlin of Buffalo.  Jack is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Lloyd, Donald, Myron and Norman Geyen; and sisters, Lenora Stumpf, Melvina Stumpf, Helen Geyen and Evelyn Provo.
The pallbearers will be Alyssa and Erin Geyen, Hunter, Wiley and Josephine Hillestad.  The honorary pallbearers will be Tony Braun and Joshua Geyen.  The St. Ignatius Music Ministry will provide the music for the service.  Military honors will be provided by the Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard, the Maple Lake American Legion Honor Guard and the Maple Lake VFW Honor Guard.  Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.
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