Roland Leroy Geiser, 66, of Orrville, OH, who was residing at Wooster Brookdale Senior Living, flew away to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, February 19, 2022.
He was born in Orrville, OH on September 30, 1955 to the late Lester P. and Grace (Brenner) Geiser and married Karen Gehman on April 14, 1979.
Roland grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Central Christian School in 1974. He studied at OSU Agricultural Technical Institute. For 33 years he served dairy farmers in Northeast Ohio when he owned Tri County Surge which later became Kidron Supply Inc. He continued working with farmers (through Prenger’s Inc.) until he retired.
Roland was a member of Kidron Mennonite Church where he taught Sunday School and actively participated in outreach and service projects. For many years Roland volunteered with the Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale, JAARS Missions at the Airport and Kidron Machinery Auction with a focus on traffic and parking. He also traveled to Kosovo to assist with a milk processing dairy project.
In a plane crash on September 2, 2000, Roland was severely burned, miraculously survived, and had glimpses into Heaven. He connected with the Akron Burn Survivor Support group and helped to start an Amish Burn Support group. Roland enjoyed helping others and serving their needs.
Roland is survived by his wife, Karen (Gehman) Geiser; daughter, Sarah (Michael) Doerksen of Kidron; brother, Carl (Beulah) Geiser of Apple Creek; sisters, Irene Miller of Rochester, NY and Pearl (Lynn) Geiser of Mt. Gilead, OH; brother-in-law, Clayton (Jeanne) Steiner of Bakersfield, CA; sister-in-law, Gladys Geiser of Dalton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was welcomed into heaven by his parents, son Andrew Geiser, brother Alfred Geiser, and sister Ruth Steiner.
The family is deeply grateful to the staff of Gilcrest Center, Trinity Home Care, Crossroads Hospice, Brookdale Hospice and Brookdale Wooster Memory Care for the loving compassionate care they gave to Roland. The family also appreciates everyone who blessed him with cards, visits, and acts of kindness as he journeyed with Lewy Body Dementia for 5 years before traveling to his heavenly home.
Calling hours will be held in the Kidron Mennonite Church sanctuary from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 25, 2022. Spidell Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
The funeral service will be held at Kidron Mennonite Church on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 11:00 am. Due to Covid concerns, the family encourages masking and social distancing. Live streaming will be available through the church website www.kidronmennonite.com
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) at Akron Children’s Hospital Burn Center, Attention: Mary Mondozzi, One Perkins Square, Akron, Ohio 44308.