Dr. Robert C. Geiger
Dr. Robert C. Geiger, 91, a resident of Cape Coral for the past 10 years, formerly of Longboat Key, FL and Cedar Rapids, IA, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Cape Coral. He was born November 22, 1925 to Earl Chas and Ida Campbell Geiger, now deceased.
Robert (Bob) was of the Methodist faith. He was born a fraternal twin with Richard E. Geiger in Sheldon, Iowa. He graduated from Sheldon High School in 1942, graduated from The University of Iowa in 1950 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, and then earned his Master of Science degree in 1951. Bob served in the Navy in WWII from May 1944-June 1946. He married his college sweetheart, Alberta Achenbach in 1950. Bob served our country a second time as an officer in the Air Force during the Korean War, stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Bob and Alberta lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for 40 years where Bob practiced orthodontics, and where their four children were raised. Bob served as president of the Cedar Rapids Dental Society, University District Dental Society, and the Linn County Dental Society. He was also a member of the American Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Cedar Rapids Country Club and St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Okoboji, IA was his lifelong second home, from spending summer vacations there, both as a child and with his family to summers after retirement. Longboat Key was his winter home once retired and before moving to Cape Coral in 2005. People knew Bob as a husband, father, uncle, grandpa, and friend, who was a kind gentle man, who loved people and always had a joke to tell.
He is survived by his three loving children, Douglas C. Geiger of New York, NY, Angela A. Geiger (John Bochnia) of Salem, SC, and Virginia “Ginny” Koogler (Don) of Cape Coral; his twin brother, Richard Geiger (Shirley) of Okoboji, IA; four grandchildren, Matthew Geiger, Natalie Lovero, Daniel Koogler and Robert Hamer; special friends Sara Shaw of Howell, MI and Ed Hamer of Alva, FL.
Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Alberta Geiger in 2013; son, Gary Earl Geiger and his sister, Virginia Lemon in 2012.
Services will be held at a later date in Iowa.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Dr. Robert Geiger are suggested to University of Iowa- Dental School.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.