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Roger N. Geiser, 82

Roger N. Geiser, 82 of Kidron died on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights due to a heart issue.  He was born near Maysville, Ohio on November 14, 1939 to Tillman & Edna (Saurer) Geiser. His siblings are: Norman Geiser, Alice Hawkins and Dale Geiser. Roger graduated from Waynedale with the class of 1957.

On November 14, 1959 he married Betty Lou Keiner.  They celebrated their 62nd anniversary. They were blessed with three children. Son Robert (Laura) Geiser, daughter Pamela (Mitch) Bowers, and son Rick Geiser.  Six grandchildren – Jessika (Aaron) Walton, Benjamin Geiser, Matthew Geiser, Brittany (Tyler) LaFave, Tiffany (Rob) Moeller and Brandon (Ashley) Bowers and two great grandchildren Audriana & Cameron LaFave. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Rick Geiser.

Roger worked for Astro Metallurgical Company for seventeen years.  His main job was research and development.  One of the projects was developing antennas for the Lunar Lander which he accomplished.

In 1979 Roger and Al Strother started G&S Titanium.  When Al Strother retired Roger continued to grow the company.  G&S Titanium, Inc. was known around the world for some of the special alloys they processed.

Roger loved the challenge of doing or designing products that seemed impossible.  He designed and built many of the machines at G&S Titanium.

He also installed solar panels at G&S and had the opportunity to explain to many students and individuals how solar panels generate electricity.

In 2018 Fort Wayne Metals purchased the company and renamed it G&S Metals.

Another interest was genealogy. He started this hobby in 1995 and seriously pursued it through growing the Kidron database and helping the group which has become the Swiss Anabaptist Genealogical Association (SAGA). His interest in genealogy led to adding a room to the Kidron Historical Society which is devoted solely to genealogy.  To date over 690,000 individuals are contained in the Kidron genealogy database.

Some community building projects he supported include the Kidron Community Park, Kidron Fire Department, Apple Creek Historical Society, Wayne County Regional (Fire & Rescue) Training Facility and Central Christian.

He also had a deep heart for missions and felt God leading him to support many mission endeavors around the world including Vietnam, Laos, Inspirational Ministries, and Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). Roger was a member of the Kidron Mennonite Church.

Friends may call on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 1-3:00 pm at the Kidron Mennonite Church. Family graveside services will be in the church cemetery.  Memorial services will follow at 3:30 pm with Pastor Carl Wiebe officiating.  Spidell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Kidron Community Park, Box 322, Kidron, OH 44636.


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