Connie Geist, 68, Mitchell, died Monday, October 1, 2018 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Saturday, October 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eden, SD. Burial will be in the Britton Cemetery, Britton, SD. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm on Thursday, October 4 with a scripture service at 7:00 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell and Price Funeral Chapel in Britton, SD.
Connie Marie Geist was born January 30, 1950 at Britton, SD to Donald and Joan (Johnson) Person. She grew up attending country school at Waverly Township #2 and Spain School and graduated from Britton High School in 1968. She graduated from Aberdeen School of Commerce in August 1969. On May 31, 1969 she married Anthony Geist at St. John de Britto Catholic Church in Britton. Connie provided daycare in her home for many years. In March 1989 they moved to Mitchell. While in Mitchell she worked at Syncom until April 1993 and then began her career of taking care of her grandchildren. Connie was involved serving with the Altar Societies and teaching religious education in the parishes she was a member of, served as secretary/treasurer for the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, was Girl Scout Leader, Brownie Leader, Welcome Wagon member and officer for PTO and PTA for many years at Litchfield and GB Rogers Schools. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, Mah Jongg, Canasta, crocheting, grandchildren’s activities, basketball games and was an avid Vikings fan.
She is survived by her husband, Anthony, her children: Michael (April) Geist, Michelle (Daniel) Olson, Melissa (Jason) Seppala and Megan (Brant) Rokusek, ten grandchildren: Alyssa and Anthony Geist, Kyla (Michael) Buldhaupt, Kamber Muilenburg, Kinkade and Kameron Olson and friend Shelly, Alexis Boddicker and friend Blake, Jordan Seppala, Trey and Addison Rokusek, three great grandchildren, two brothers: Gerald Person, Kevin (Jamie) Person, two sisters: Naomi (Arlin) Sandstrom, Lynn (Kevin) Oland, her in-laws: Patti (Jim) Schneider, Gary (Marian) Geist, Ron (Christine) Geist, Judy (Bryan) Kotta and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents Frances and Roy Person and Carl and Lydia Johnson; granddaughter, Kisa Olson; and two infant grandchildren.
Memorials are preferred to be made to the Mitchell Catholic Foundation for the John Paul II Elementary School in Mitchell.