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Obituaries

December 5, 2012

Dale Geis

NORMAN — Dale Geis, 87, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Norman.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at NorthHaven Church in Norman. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Gotebo Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ray and Martha's Funeral Home in Hobart. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

Dale was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Rocky to Otto and Hertha Geis. He had four siblings, one brother, Earl of Hobart; and three sisters, Gertrude Dean, Aileen McCurdy Wagner and Pearl Gooch.

Dale graduated from Rocky High School in 1943. In 1946, he married Anna Haxton from Gotebo. In1946-1947, he attended Colgate University in Rochester, NY. In 1950, he graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, in 1953 with a Master of Theology degree.

He pastored the First Baptist Church, Elgin; First Baptist Church, Harrah; First Baptist Church, Cordell; and First Southern Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan.

In 1972, he moved to Norman and worked in the construction industry until his retirement. He was the owner of The Cabinet Store and Geis Consultant Firm as a kitchen designer and home builder.

In 1974, he married Ginger Foster.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Norman where he taught a Sunday School class for 30 years. At the time of his death, he was a member of the NorthHaven Church where he taught a Bible Study Class and cared for the landscape and grounds. In 2007, he and Oma Gean Holt were married and had a wonderful and loving life.

He is survived by his wife, Oma Gean Geis; two daughters, Marilyn Chappelear and Dr. Ruth Dyer; one son, Stephen Geis; a brother, Earl Geis; six grandchildren, Brad Chappelear, Dominique Paye, Justin Dyer, Chris Dyer, Ellen Geis and Sarah Geis; two great-grandsons, Gavin and Nathaniel Paye; and several nieces and nephews.

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