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Frances Geier

 

January 5, 2022

Frances Helen Geier, daughter of William and Katherine (Wentz) Mastel was born on October 31st, 1932 in Ipswich and died at age 89 of natural causes on December 22, 2021 at her home in Longview, Wash. surrounded by family.

Frances was the 11th of 12 children. She married Pius A. Geier (deceased) on Oct. 20, 1951. They farmed in Roscoe, then moved to Casper, Wyo. In 1966 they moved to Longview where they resided the rest of their lives. Frances worked at both Fibre and Longview school district retiring in 1997.

Our mother was a strong, courageous and kind woman. Our family was blessed to have her. She loved her family and the Lord, and leaves behind a legacy of compassion and love to many. After nearly 29 years since her husband passed may they be rejoined in heaven.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pius; brothers, Joseph, George, Walter, Lawrence and Leonard Mastel; sisters, Mary Mastel, Katherine Woytasek, Amy Sporer, Rose Jasper and Dorothy Portz; and two grandsons, Anton and Ben.

Frances is survived by one sister, Florence (Dolly) Dodd; all 11 of her children, Donna McCallum (Daryl), Richard (Margaret), Kathy Hanks (Bob), Gloria Marthaller (Martin), Dale (Cindy), Connie Leach (John), Jeff (Colleen), JoAnn Crayne (Jim), Ron (Janet), Jim (Marisa) and Joe (Joni); numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. January 7, 2022, at Longview Memorial Park, 5050 Mount Solo Road, Longview, Wash. Masks are required.

Donations in Frances' name can be sent to St. Vincent de Paul, Hospice or charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Longview Memorial Park. Online obituary at longviewmemorialpark.com. The funeral can be viewed at https://youtu.be/988BzRgLZDg .

 

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