Timothy James Geigle
March 11, 1943 ~ June 8, 2020
Tim J. “Sarge” Geigle, 77, Brandon, died Monday, June 8, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends, after a prolonged illness.
A Celebration of Life along with Full Military Honors will be held 3 to 5pm, Friday, July 24, 2020, at Heartland Funeral Home, followed by a cocktail event at the Brandon Steak House from 5-7. Social distancing and masks are requested at the memorial. Inurnment will follow in Jamestown, ND on July 31, 2020, at Highland Cemetery at 2:30. Masks are requested at the burial as well.
Timothy James Geigle, “Sarge” was born on March 11, 1943 in Jamestown, North Dakota, to Fred and Ella (Giedt) Geigle. He was raised in and graduated from high school in Jamestown before joining the Army. Timothy was a 24-year Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1969, where he earned several military accolades, including a Bronze Star. Timothy spent over 3 years as a military escort and then later on in his career as an Army recruiter. He went on to get his private pilot’s license and flew small airplanes for a hobby. Timothy also spent several years driving tour buses in the United States and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the country and meeting people from all over the world.
Tim will be remembered as one of the best and last straight shooters who would not compromise who he was for anyone or anything. Tim never left you guessing how he felt about you, whether it be good or bad. Yet everyone loved him for exactly who he was. Despite his tough exterior, Tim had a tender heart and cared deeply for those around him. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
Tim is survived by his daughter, Carmen Schaffer; his two grandsons, Leo and Jude Schaffer; brothers, Dick Geigle and Paul Haney; 3 nephews, 1 niece and many friends.
Timothy is preceded in death by his mother, Ella Haney and father, Fred Geigle; his sons, Jeffrey Alan Geigle and Robert John Geigle; his brothers, Melvin and Fred Geigle; and his late partner, Deborah Fredericks.