December 6, 2022 at 4:36 p.m.

Mary E. Geise

Mary E. Geise
Mary E. Geise


Mary E. Geise, 69, of rural Freeport, passed away Nov. 24, 2022, at her home surrounded by family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 1, 2022, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Anthony, with the Rev. Julius Beckermann officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mary was born Feb. 9, 1953, to Ludwig and Teckla Scegura. She grew up on her family’s farm near Holdingford, with her 10 siblings. She attended and graduated from Holdingford High School in 1971. Mary was united in marriage to Sylvester Geise July 15, 1972, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna. They were blessed with 50 years of marriage and four children. Together they operated a farm and in 1975 started a tiling and excavating business. In the early years, Mary was on job sites unrolling tile. In later years, she was busy with paperwork. During harvest season Mary could be found in the fields driving combine. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing and baking coffee cake. She loved sharing her passion for these activities with her 10 grandchildren. Mary enjoyed spending time with people and was known to never let anyone leave her home hungry or without a treat. She had a welcoming smile and a generous heart. Mary was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by many.

Mary is survived by her husband, Sylvester Geise of Freeport; children Gary (Christina) Geise of Freeport, Jennifer (Benjamin) Sand of Sartell, Daniel Geise of Freeport, and James (Julianna) Geise of Freeport; mother Teckla Scegura of Albany; siblings Susan (Claude) Toenyan of Melrose, Patricia (Linus) Luethmers of Albany, Ronald (Jane) Scegura of Avon, Raymond (Juleen) Scegura of Holdingford, Theresa (Thomas) Studniski of Avon, David (Anita) Scegura of Avon, Peter (Kathy) Scegura of Avon, Diane (Leroy) Hartung of Avon and James (Tammy) Scegura of Avon; and 10 grandchildren.

Mary of preceded in death by her father, Ludwig Scegura; brother John Scegura; father- and mother-in-law, Bernard and Catherine Geise, Sr.; sisters-in-law Mary Ann Gerads and Lucille Geise; and brother-in-law Elmer Geise.

Caring for Mary and her family was the Shelley Funeral Chapel of Little Falls.



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