|Laura, Joshua and Joy Geske|
|Written by TRF Times|
Salina, Kan. - Laura, Joshua and Joy Geske, of Salina, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 due to an automobile accident on Interstate 70 just west of Topeka, Kan.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Faith Lutheran Church in Topeka. Interment was held at Bethlehem Cemetery, south east of Paxico, Kan.
Laura Ruth Geske, 37
Laura Ruth Geske, 37, was born April 5, 1974 in Bay City, Mich., the daughter of Lynn and Helen Zurstadt Genter. She attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from Leavenworth High School, Leavenworth, Kan., in 1992. She then received her bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia University-Nebraska.
Laura was a fourth-generation Lutheran teacher. She taught elementary school at Immanuel Lutheran School in St. Charles, Mo.; East Bethlehem Lutheran School in Detroit, Mich.; Messiah Lutheran School in St. Louis, Mo.; Immanuel Lutheran School in Junction City, Kan.; and six years at Topeka Lutheran School in Topeka, Kan; She also taught at Eastridge Elementary School in Amarillo, Texas.
Laura married Jeffrey Geske of Thief River Falls, on June 3, 1995 in Leavenworth, Kan.. Laura was an active part of each church family where she and her husband served, including LWML and serving in the various music and educational ministries. Pastor Geske and Laura had served at Trinity Lutheran in McFarland, Kan.; Prince of Peace Lutheran in Amarillo, Texas; and most recently at Christ the King Lutheran in Salina, Kan. Laura was devoted to her family and loved family outings. She loved to read and cross-stitch. She was an active member of the Amarillo Area Mothers of Multiples.
Laura is survived by her husband Rev. Jeffrey Geske and son, Jacob Geske; her parents, Lynn and Helen Genter, Leavenworth; her sisters, Heidi Genter and her fiancé, Eric Eaton, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Emily Wood and her husband, Rev. Eric Wood, Okawville, Ill.; her father- and mother-in-law, Arnold and Linda Geske, Thief River Falls; her brothers-in-law, John Geske and his wife, Melanie, Mounds View, and Mike Geske, Brooklyn Center; and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends.
Joshua Lynn Geske, 8
Joshua Lynn Geske, 8, was born Dec. 29, 2003 in Topeka, the son of Rev. Jeffrey and Laura (Genter) Geske. While in Amarillo, Texas, he attended Eastridge Elementary and was proud to be an “Eastridge Eagle.” He was currently a student at Coronado Elementary School in Salina. Joshua loved to play with Legos and his Wii. He was always eager to help his mom and dad with the wash and vacuuming. He also loved to help cook and bake. He is survived by his father, Jeffrey; brother, Jacob; his grandparents; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Joy Linda Geske, 3
Joy Linda Geske, 3, was born Aug. 9, 2008, in Amarillo, the daughter of Rev. Jeffrey and Laura (Genter) Geske. While in Amarillo, Joy enjoyed going to Christ Lutheran Child Care and Trinity Lutheran Child Care. She was attending the YMCA Daycare in Salina and loved Cinderella and playing anything “princess.” She is also survived by her father, Jeffrey, her twin brother, Jacob, her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial contributions to the Geske Family Memorial Fund may be sent in care of Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego, Kan. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.