Joseph Robert Geertz
August 10, 1954 - February 1, 2013
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JOSEPH GEERTZ
PORT SAINT LUCIE, Florida - Joseph Robert Geertz, 58, a former resident of Muscatine, died on February 1, 2013, in Gainesville, Florida.

Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, in Muscatine.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of Rose Geertz.

Joseph was born on August 10, 1954, in Iowa City, the son of Robert and Myrtle Lendt Geertz. He grew up in Nichols and spent many years living in Muscatine. He relocated to Florida in 2007.

Joseph graduated from West Liberty High School in 1972. During his years in Iowa, he worked for HWH, HON, and several Muscatine area restaurants. He attended First Assembly of God and the Jesus Mission Church while living in Iowa. He became an ordained minister and was active in various ministries while residing in Florida.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Donna Trexler-Geertz of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; three children, one son, Benjamin Geertz of Muscatine; two daughters, Jessica Bunn and husband, Scott, of Elgin, Illinois, and Rose Geertz of Muscatine; two sisters, Carolyn Yeater and husband, John, of Muscatine, and Viola Kemmerer and husband, Chuck, of Thousand Oaks, California; one brother, Charles Geertz and wife, Carolyn, of Nichols; one sister-in-law, Marge Classen of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Alvin; and two siblings in infancy, a brother, Teddy, and a sister, Mary.
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Sat, February 9, 2013
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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First Baptist Church
3003 Mulberry Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Norm Hatcher
Feb 7, 2013

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. So many neighbor memories of growing up in the country by Nichols and later going to school at West Liberty. And of course Grace Lutheran, Living Water and all our spin-offs. Rest in ... more

Feb 7, 2013
So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. So many neighbor memories of growing up in the country by Nichols and later going to school at West Liberty. And of course Grace Lutheran, Living Water and all our spin-offs. Rest in Peace, Joe, and thanks for the forever memories.

Norm Hatcher
Allen Aswegan
Feb 7, 2013

oh the struggles we shared but in the end God was served by His servant Joe Gertz see you soon Joe

Lindy Kline-Geertz (Norwalk, CT)
Feb 6, 2013

Sending heartfelt condolences to the Geertz family and extended family and loved ones of Joe. I am saddened by your loss and am trusting God to bring healing and peace to you all.

John Dollman (Seattle)
Feb 5, 2013

I spent a great deal of time with Joe in the late 70's and 80's. He was a very kind and dear man. I always admired how laid back he was since I was not. I lost contact with him over the past 20 years and was very sad ... more

Feb 5, 2013
I spent a great deal of time with Joe in the late 70's and 80's. He was a very kind and dear man. I always admired how laid back he was since I was not. I lost contact with him over the past 20 years and was very sad to hear of his passing.

John Dollman (Seattle)
Sandy (Snyder) Maxam
Feb 5, 2013

Charlie and family, so sorry to read of your brother's passing. god is now looking over him, as he is now in gods hands. You and the family have our deepest condolences. Sandy @ Cecil Maxam (Sandy Snyder) ... more

Feb 5, 2013
Charlie and family, so sorry to read of your brother's passing. god is now looking over him, as he is now in gods hands. You and the family have our deepest condolences. Sandy @ Cecil Maxam (Sandy Snyder) Tucson, Arizona

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