Lorraine W. Geissler

May 25, 2020
Geissler-Thompson Lorraine


Due to Covid-19 Gathering Restrictions a Private Family Service was held with burial in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.  A video of the service will be posted below.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the American Lutheran Church in La Porte City.


Garden of Memories


may be directed to American Lutheran Church, 801 Monroe St. La Porte City, Iowa.


Lorraine W. Geissler, 96, of Lisbon, formerly of Waterloo and La Porte City, died Monday, May 25, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  She was born November 19, 1923 in Cresco the daughter of Harry and Anna Tabbert Beuhler. She was a graduate of Waterloo West High School, class of 1941.

She married Wilmond H. Geissler on June 27, 1943 in Los Angeles, California; he preceded her in death on August 17, 1982.

While living in California, Lorraine helped build the P-51 Mustangs during WWII.  In Iowa, she worked as a keypunch operator in the offices of Rath Packing, Co and then at John Deere.

She was a member of the American Lutheran Church in La Porte City; formerly a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Waterloo and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.

Survived by: one son, Leo (Linette) Geissler of Lisbon; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her husband; one daughter, Nancy Brown; one son, Donald Geissler; two brothers, and four sisters.

Garden View Chapel is in charge of arrangements 319-232-2222. Online condolences may be left at

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  1. Pam Clark | Jul 21, 2020

    So sorry to hear about your Mom Leo !!  I've always thought Mom's are the staple of the family!! Take care!!   

                      Sincerely Pam Clark

  2. Teresa Mullen | Jul 08, 2020

    We are so sorry to hear of Lorraine's passing as she was so full of faith and energy and life!   She was an amazing woman!!!  We will miss her dearly as a member of American Lutheran church in La Porte City as she was such a faithful inspiration and amazing member that we looked up to! 

    All our love and condolences  to all the family....Neil, Teresa and Sterling Mullen

  3. Wendy Bittel | May 29, 2020

    I'm so sorry to hear of Auntie Pete's passing.  I'm thankful for the time she spent with my kiddos, sharing stories of her youth, a few summers ago. They will remember her stories of going west to work in airplane factories to support the war effort and likely pass those on to their children.  She'll always have a larger than life spot in my memories.  She was an inspiration and huge supporter of my mom and for that I'm eternally grateful.  She made a difference in my life, perhaps indirectly, but her presence made my world better. 


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