Margaret A. “Peg” Geise
Margaret A. “Peg” Geise

DELPHOS, Ohio — Margaret A. “Peg” Geise, 87, of Delphos, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos, where she was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Allen County, to the late Clarence and Leona (Molter) Swick.

On Aug. 13, 1947, she was united in marriage to Donald J. Geise. He preceded her in death.


She enjoyed arts and crafts. She loved to paint and restore old furniture. She and Don enjoyed going to antique auctions. She was a very creative woman. She enjoyed cooking and baking.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, C D of A, the Delphos Eagles and VFW. She was a Cub Scout den mother.

She was a homemaker and worked at the court in license department.

She was affiliated with the Delphos EMS, where she was a EMT for over 12 years and she worked at the Wheel Inn. Her true passion was the gift of sewing. She had the ability to make the perfect dress for many young women from weddings to proms even to band uniforms. Other than her family, her abilities as a seamstress would be her greatest legacy, it will be truly missed!

Survivors include four sons: Tony (Mary Jo) Geise of Findlay, and Joe (Jan) Geise, Mark Geise and Andrew M. (Nicole) Geise, all of Delphos; three daughters: Ann (Gary) Stetler, Carol (Nick Reynolds) Rode and Dona (Ray) Combs, all of Delphos; two brothers: William (Marie) Swick and James (Barb) Swick; sister-in-law: Rosie Swick; brothers-in-law: James (Barb) Geise, Roger (Celeste) Geise, Charles (Eileen) Geise and Thomas Geise; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and six stepgrandchildren. Margaret was also survived by her loyal pet and friend Stitch.

She was preceded in death by: Tom and Agnes Swick, Robert Swick and Helen and Ed Clark, a grandson: Bryan Reidenbach, and a great-granddaughter: Amanda Branham.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. A parish wake will be held on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

The parish wake can be viewed at harterandschier.com. The mass can be viewed at stjohnparish.org.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, St. John’s Parish or St. Vincent DePaul.