Iris Rowene Geisen

January 23, 1928 ~ December 3, 2018 (age 90)


Iris Rowene Geisen, 90, of Albion passed away on Monday December 3, 2018 at Oaklawn Hospital following a short illness surrounded by her family.

Rowene was born on January 23, 1928 in Marshall to George and Iris (Mulvany) Bosserd. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1946. On March 5, 1949 she married Joseph W. Geisen in Albion at St. Paul Lutheran Church parsonage.

Rowene started working in Marshall for the Cronin's, and also a switch board operator at Eaton's. After she and Joe were married, she stayed home and cared for her family and helped on the farm. Once her sons got older, she continued helping on the farm, but she worked for several years at Sears in Albion until the store closed. She was a member of the Calhoun County Farm Bureau Home Maker Club, St. Paul Lutheran Church, and was a 4-H Leader in Albion for many years. Rowene enjoyed gardening, working in her flower beds, playing cards, and square dancing. Caring for her family was important to her; she loved spending quality time with her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren

She is survived by her husband Joe of Albion; sons, William (Vicki) Geisen of Albion and Gary (Loretta) Geisen of East Lansing; grandchildren, Shawn (Kelli) Geisen of Albion and Shelli (Chris) Schmechel of Noblesville, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Courtni, Tyler, Wyatt, and Whitney; a sister Mary Ellen Whitney of Arizona; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Alma Redfield.

Family will greet friends on Friday December 7, 2018 from 10am-12noon at the Marshall Chapel of the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation 723 US 27 North with a funeral service taking place at 12noon with Pastor Steve Van Slyke officiating. Family will gather with friends following the services at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services Reception Hall Marshall Chapel. A private family interment will take place at Marengo Memorial Cemetery following the gathering. Family requests memorial contributions to Rice Creek Community Church or to the Calhoun County 4-H. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guest book at


DEC 7. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068


DEC 7. 12:00 PM (EST)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068

Luncheon Immediately Following Services

DEC 7. 1:00 PM (EST)

Kempf Family Reception Hall, Marshall Chapel
723 US HWY 27 N.
Marshall, MI, 49068

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