Connie Geist


January 30, 1950 - October 1, 2018


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.


Thursday, October 4, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Scripture Service

Holy Family Catholic Church
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, October 6, 2018
10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
114 S 2nd St
Eden, SD 57232


Britton Cemetery
Britton, South Dakota

Posted by Christine Geist on October 5, 2018
Dear Geist Family, Connie is one of those women that people will be praising for years to come. Connie warmly welcomed anyone who came into her life. She was kind, helpful, hard working, wise, fun, and full of love. Anyone who came into her life has been blessed.
Posted by Dave and Judy (Puetz) McCarthy on October 4, 2018
Tony, we are sending our deepest condolences to you and your family. We have not seen you for a long time, but our thoughts and prayers are with you. God's blessings always.
Posted by Pam Parr on October 3, 2018
Connie was one of a kind! You could ask her for anything and she was always ready to help, in anyway she could. We shared many laughs and shed some tears. Our children were the best of friends. When the family moved from Bismarck, we were all sad. Connie , if your listening, you will always be in my heart and memories ! Goodbye dear friend, until we meet again!
Posted by Bob and Jo Boddicker on October 3, 2018
Thanks to our children we met Connie and her family. She was a warm, wonderful and friendly person and considered her a great friend. Will miss her so much. Deepest sympathy to the family.
Posted by Gale Kurtenbach on October 3, 2018
Deepest sympathy
Posted by Matthew Staudinger on October 3, 2018
My heart is sad, Connie was a wonderful person and a true friend to myself and my family. As I grew up with her son Mike Being my best friend, they treated me as a son! My thoughts and prayers to the family.
Connie will be missed but never forgotten.
Posted by Betty North and Lefty Tom on October 3, 2018
She was a wonderful person, So sorry for your loss.
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