Wilma H. Geisen

Alton | Friday, May 11 2012

Wilma H. Geisen, 91, passed away at 5:39 pm Friday, May 11 2012 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1920 in Mulberry Grove, IL, the daughter of Bryan and Lenna (Hickey) Hurst.

She married William John Geisen on February 8, 1940 at St. Ann’s Church in Decatur Alabama. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1988.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton and enjoyed flowers and being involved in the horticultural groups of Alton.

She is survived by four sons, William Geisen of Alton, Donald Wayne Geisen and his wife Karen of Lake Forest, CA, Ronald G. Geisen of Orange, CA, David Allen Geisen of Wood River; one daughter and her husband, Barbara L and Robert D. Metzmaker Jr. of Alton; two brothers Dean Hurst and Ralph Hurst of Alton; fifteen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Hurst; and four sisters, Beulah Shewmake, Virginia Osterman, Olive Hurst, and Nina Cox.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Monday May 14, 2011 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 Tuesday May 15, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Fr. Shawn Monahan OMV celebrant.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Alton.

Online condolences can be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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