Otto Geist, Jr., 61, of New London, died Sunday, January 6, 2013 at his home.
Born April 9, 1951 in Oberlin, to the late Otto T. and Blanche (Green) Geist, Sr., he was a 1970 graduate of New London High School/Ehove.
He worked at the Ford Motor Co. in Lorain for 36 years, retiring in 2006. He worked for McClaflin Farms. He was a lieutenant on the Rochester Fire Dept, a member of Wellington Eagles 2051, New London Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Lourdes, the Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and the Morning Breakfast Club in New London at the Wildcat Café. Otto enjoyed farming and was a farmer at heart.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Sandy (Holmer) Geist; children, Jill (Oliver) Dettman of Westland, Michigan, Teri (Dan) DiVincenzo of Parma and Will (Jewel) Geist of Old Brooklyn; 3 grandchildren, Maddison and Ellery Roberts, Cooper Dettman; his brother, Sid (Gail) Geist of New London; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 10 at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main St., New London. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 240 State Route 511, Nova, Ohio with Father Thomas Gilles and Father John Mullee officiating.
Burial will follow at Rochester Center Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Rochester Fire Department, 200 Eagle Street, Rochester, OH 44090. Online condolences may be made at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.