MATTHEWS -- Dale Frederick Geske, 84, died Saturday March 3, 2012, at the Sells Rest Home.
Born Oct. 16, 1927 , in Sikeston, to the late Fred and Cora Gruen Geske, he lived and farmed near Matthews.
On Nov. 27, 1946, he married Nelva Jean McCann who preceded him in death.
He is survived by: his daughter and son-in-law, Jean and James Ballsrud, Monticello, Ill.; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jami Geske of Matthews; one sister, Doris Koch of Sikeston; six grandchildren and spouses, Robert and Jenny Ballsrud of Champaign, Ill., Tim Geske of Matthews, Andrew Geske of Cape Girardeau, Fred and Amanda Geske of Jackson, Kathy and Brian Sowinski of Monticello and Karin Ballsrud of Champaign; and three great-grandchildren, Cora Sowinski, Cole Sowinski and Kolton Geske.
An active member of Concordia Lutheran Church of Sikeston, he had served as an elder there. He served for a number of years on the board of directors of the Federal Land Bank, Tri-County Bank, New Madrid County Extension Council and New Madrid County Farm Bureau Federation. He was the 1962 recipient of the Missouri Jaycees' Outstanding Young Farmer Award.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2012, at the the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Concordia Lutheran Church of Sikeston. The Rev. A.J. Wollenburg will officiate.
Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Robert Ballsrud, Tim Geske, Andy Geske, Fred Geske, Tim Koch and Brian Sowinski.
Honorary pallbearers will be: John Koch, Jim Bishop and Jim Wilkening.
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