Esther (Miller) Marschand Geiger

January 23, 1923 ~ March 26, 2021 (age 98)


Esther Marschand Geiger, 98, of Columbia City, passed away on March 26, 2021, at North Ridge Village Nursing and Rehab in Albion. 

Born in Whitley County, on January 23, 1923, to the late Melvin and Juda (Zumbrun) Miller.  She spent her formative years in Smith Township, graduating from Churubusco High School.

Esther Miller was married to Harold Marschand on October 7, 1941.  He preceded her in death on June 2, 1960. Esther Marschand was then married to Herschel "Bill" Geiger on September 24, 1966.  He preceded her in death on December 22, 1996.

She worked as a packer at Dana Corporation, Churubusco, retiring after more than 30 years.

Esther was a very quiet person, who enjoyed caring for her plants and animals. She was very proud of her home and always kept it in top shape. 

She was a member of the Blue River Church of the Brethren and was the oldest member at the time of her death.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Sherral Marschand; two granddaughters, Dawn (Will) Norris and Tina (Todd) Skinner; six great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.  

In addition to her parents and spouses, she was preceded in death by her son, Steve Marschand; two sisters, Hildreth Gump and Louise More; two brothers, John and Ralph Miller.

Graveside Services will take place at Christian Chapel Cemetery on Monday, April  5, 2021, at  11:00 a.m.

Memorials to the Whitley County Humane Society.

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Graveside Service
April 5, 2021

11:00 AM
Christian Chapel Cemetery
U.S. 33 just West of State Road 9
Merriam, IN 46701


Whitley County Humane Shelter
951 S Line Street, Columbia City IN 46725
Tel: 1-260-244-6664

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