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Obituary: Michael F. Geiger

Michael F. Geiger, 69, of Green Bay, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, with his wife by his side on Saturday, June 1, 2024. He was born June 6, 1954, in Kaukauna to Nancy (Jacobs) Schaffer and Vernon (Pam) Geiger.

Mike attended Kaukauna High School. On March 5, 1993, he married the love of his life Heather Vogel. Mike was a gifted carpenter, spending his entire adulthood making cabinets, and building numerous items for family and friends, and was always thinking of ways to fix something. He owned and operated Mike’s Custom Cabinetry with his wife, Heather, in Hollandtown and Brillion for over 40 years. After closing “The Shop”, he worked at Burger Boat, Radue Homes, and finally, Wilco Cabinets, retiring when he was diagnosed with cancer.

His proudest accomplishment was his daughter Natasha, who he loved fiercely and always made sure she was taken care of, building numerous bookshelves and frames for her puzzles.

He was blessed to be able to spend the last couple of years at the cottage full-time and to be able to do his treatments at Green Bay Oncology in Oconto Falls. He looked forward to every weekend when girls would join for the weekend.  When able, the boat was in the water, and if that didn’t happen, we would just sit and enjoy each other's company. He fought courageously for nearly 5 years, doing whatever it took to feel better. Even when we knew the end was near, he ensured that Heather and Natasha knew how to fertilize the lawn and change out knife blades. As his health declined, he sat in his chair at the cottage and watched the birds and wildlife. The cottage was his happy place and he spent over 20 years making it perfect.

He can now rest easy and watch over us.

He is survived by the love of his life, Heather; his daughter; Natasha; mother, Nancy Schaffer; father, Vernon (Pam) Geiger; brothers and sisters, Tom, Jim (Janet) Geiger, Debbie, Bonnie (Pete) Steiner; mother-in-law, Alicia Kirby; father-in-law, Don (Janet) Vogel; brother-in-law, Kelly (Rebecca) Vogel, and nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by grandparents, father-in-law, Jim Kirby, and numerous aunts and uncles.

In accordance with Mike’s wishes, no services will be held.

Mike’s family would like to thank Green Bay Oncology, in both Oconto Falls and Green Bay, Dr. Burnette, Dr. Badine, Dr. Winkler, Unity Hospice, Brianna, Molly, Dawn, Heather, and Fr. Tom Long, Fr. Adam Bradley, and friends and neighbors both in Green Bay and “Up North”, as well as coworkers and friends who have been on this journey with them.

“God saw you were tired, and a cure was not to be; So, he put his arms around you, and whispered, ‘Come to me’. With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away; Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.”


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