William Loren Geary

William Loren Geary

William Loren Geary


William Loren Geary Sr., 84, of Marengo, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, at his home. A private family memorial service was held Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Military honors were conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and the Marengo American Legion Post #76. Memorials may be contributed in William’s name, to Safe Haven of Iowa County, 2783 Hwy. 6 Trail, South Amana, IA 52334.

William is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois; three children, Bill “Billy” (Michelle) Geary Jr., of Marengo, Tony Geary of Blairstown and Kathy (Larry) Huffman of Branson, Mo.; two siblings, Dewey (Kay) Geary Jr. and Betty (Frank) Odekirk; seven grandchildren, Jessica Geary, Vincent Geary, Abigail (Doug) Miller, Benjamin Johnson, Amelia (Brad) Fajardo, Danielle McMenomy and Dalton McMenomy; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a great-grandson, Gage Geary; and three brothers, Norman, Lawrence and Francis Geary.

William was born on March 22, 1939, in Stanley, the son of Dewey and Velma (Axline) Geary. He attended Oelwein Community Schools and later received his GED. William was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving our country from 1956-1962. He was united in marriage to Lois Timmerman on Aug. 19, 1960, in West Union. He was employed at Amana Refrigeration as a third shift supervisor and later owned and operated Geary’s Radiator in Marengo for 25-plus years.

William was never without the love of his family. He was a family man and he enjoyed spending all the time he could with them. Some of the time spent with family, included going on motorcycle rides together, hunting and fishing, along with competition shooting and traveling. He loved dogs, always having one by his side and being outdoors.

Online condolences may be left at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.

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