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Milton Burdette Geidl

May 10, 1928 - November 10, 2017
From: Spencer, IA
Milton Burdette Geidl

Milton Burdette Geidl

Born: May 10, 1928
Died: November 10, 2017
Age: 89

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     Milton Burdette Geidl, the son of Case Corwin and Eva (Kirkpatrick) Geidl, was born May 10, 1928, in Miami, Florida.  His childhood years were spent in Miami and Sioux City, IA, where he received his education.  Burdette entered the military in 1946 and served with the U.S. Navy until his honorable discharge in 1949.

     Burdette married Vivian Quist on April 11, 1951.  After their marriage, they lived in Spencer, IA, where he worked as a grocery clerk for Super Valu and Swanson Grocery Stores.  He was an active member of the American Legion, VFW, DAV and the Blind Veterans Association.  Burdette was also a member of the Lion’s Club in Spencer. Many know Burdette as the gentleman who walked many miles of Spencer streets with his four leader dogs: Ben, Mike, Java and Fletcher.  As a Spencer Lions Club member, Burdette Raised money for area youth and for the Leader Dogs for the Blind program.  The former “Lion of the Year” honoree also raised awareness as a speaker.

     He passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Iowa on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the age of 89.  He was preceded in death by parents and one sister, Rhodabelle Bisaillon.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Vivian of Spencer; one daughter, Doreen Findling of Spencer; two sons: Rick (Connie) Geidl of Spencer and Randy (Sande) Geidl of Sioux City; 5 grandkids: Chad Geidl, Dawn Frein, Todd Findling, Stacy Lauseng and Amy Allen; 18 great grandkids; 1 great-great grandchild; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, November 14, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Fredriksen
Chad Geidl
Dawn Frein
Todd Findling
Stacy Lauseng
Amy Allen
Tom Allen
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., Monday evening at the Warner Funeral Home.
Organist - Lois Mitchell

"The Old Rugged Cross"
"Amazing Grace"
By Randy Orthmann
Northlawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa

Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 and the V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159 of Spencer, Iowa


Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 4:47 PM
“Rick, Sorry to see the passing of your father, he was a special kind of guy that was able to handle anything.”
- Dick Hoffman
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:18 AM
“The Entire Geidl Family, My deepest sympathies to all, upon seeing of Burdettes passing. Many memories from VFW days and meeting all of the dogs. Mom and Dad were there to welcome him home. Bet you can't get a word in. Much Love to all from Oregon and prayers that God will be with you all.”
- Tom and Margie Montgomery
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 4:57 PM
“Sorry to Burdette's passing. Our thoughts go to his family.”
- Denny and Diane Thomas
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:56 AM
“Vivian and family, I am so sorry for your loss...”
- Lorna A. Sebring
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 3:52 PM
“Way back in the day, when I was selling advertising for the NW Iowa Shopper and servicing Super Valu and Swanson's (1970's), I remember Burdette as always being friendly and very helpful to a young kid just starting out in the business. His kindnesses are not forgotten. Blessings to his family.”
- Gene Hall
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 11:55 AM
“My sympathy to all of you. I went to school with Burdette and his sister Rhodabelle. Burdette went through so much for so long. I pray God will now be with you and comfort you. ”
- Dolores Gruchow Hatfield
Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8:34 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Steve & Barb Meyer
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 11:26 AM
“Rick & Connie, So very sorry to hear about your Dad. May all your precious memories help you thru this difficult time. My thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family.”
- Cheryl Sikora
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:09 PM
“Aunt Vivian and family sorry for your loss”
- Tammy Nighswonger
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:41 PM
“So sorry for your loss, Aunt Vivian, Doreen, Rick, Randy, & all family members! Thoughts & prayers are with you all. ”
- Gail & Nancy Smith
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:13 AM
“Rick, Connie & family....May fond memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Marcia Nemmers
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:13 AM
“Randy and family, so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.”
- Dale & Rhonda Streufert
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:13 AM
“You all are in our thoughts and prayers . Dale & Becky”
- Becky Woolery
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:13 AM
“Vivian and family, We are so sorry to hear of Burdette’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Jim and Barb Kerns
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:48 PM
“Sandy, Randy, and family I'm so sorry to hear about your father. Keep your faith and the Lord will give you the strength to go on. Jim and Janet”
- Janet Galm
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:48 PM
“Vivian, Rick, Randy, & Doreen, I am sorry to hear about your Husband & Dad. Prayers and condolences to the Family.
John & Diane Zinn”
- John Zinn
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