Andrew Benjamin Geisert, known to most as Andy, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on February 18, 2021, having reached the age of seventy-five years and eighteen days. Andy was born in Washington, MO, on January 31, 1946, son of Ben A. Geisert and Janet Mae Geisert nee Stumpe. On February 17, 1968, he was united in marriage to Diane Ruth Brown and two sons came to bless this union.
Andy is survived by his wife, Diane Geisert of St. Clair, MO; by his sons, Chris Geisert and wife, Kara, of Liberty, MO and Timothy Geisert and wife, Coleen, of St. Clair; by seven grandchildren, Drew and Alex Geisert of Liberty, Drake and Monica Geisert of St. Clair and Drake Dunn (fiancé, Hope McKinney), Dylan Godefroid and Dustin Banderman, all of St. Clair; by three siblings, D. John Geisert and wife, Karen, of Washington, MO, Nell Ann Redhage and husband, Paul, of Labadie, MO and Jo Ellen Grace and husband, Tim, of Columbia, MO; by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Andy was preceded in death by his parents, Ben A. and Janet Geisert.
Andy was proud to have served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Marine Corp, entering November 18, 1965 and receiving his honorable discharge on November 17, 1967. After his discharge from active duty, he joined the Army National Guard in St. Clair, serving for another four years. During his working years, Andy was a Commercial Vehicle Officer for the Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C of St. Louis, MO. Andy was very civic minded and truly cared about his community. He was a past member and past president of the St. Clair Rotary Club and had served on the R-13 Board of Education. He was passionate about farming and raising cattle so he was never idle. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially when his sons and grandchildren went with him. He had many hobbies and interests, including model trains and collecting lapel pins. Above all else, his favorite pastime was mentoring his children and grandchildren and passing on to them his wealth of knowledge. He was truly a family man at heart and the interests of his wife and children always came first.
A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.