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Margaret Louise (Collman) Geisler

May 8, 1916-Jan. 18, 2014


East County resident Margaret Louise (Collman) Geisler died Saturday, Jan. 18. She was 97.

A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gresham.

Margaret was born May 8, 1916, in Byron, Neb. She graduated from Hebron High School and attended Hebron Lutheran College from 1933-34.

Margaret moved to Oregon to marry Tony Geisler Aug. 31, 1941. The couple later settled in East County.

Margaret completed her degree at Portland State College in 1964. She retired from Gresham School District in 1979, and then volunteered and traveled from 1981 to 1995.

She enjoyed singing and playing music, reciting and writing poetry and watching the clouds.

She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter, Candice Bernhardt. Survivors include her children, Bob Geisler, Mardy Stevens, Toni Minus, Mary Eastman and Jim Geisler; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.