Patrick Anthony Geiselman, age 93 of Hibbing passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Guardian Angels Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hibbing. Patrick was born January 17, 1926 in Hibbing to John and Elizabeth (Ryan) Geiselman. Patrick went to Hibbing High School, graduating in 1944. Following graduation, Patrick worked at the Hull Rust Iron Ore Mine (US Steel) until his enlistment in the Merchant Marines in 1946. After boot camp in Brooklyn, New York Patrick got a promotion and was transferred to Boston, MA as a radio operator having some involvement in Allied Forces code work. Assigned to the ship MS Mobile Lite, Patrick transported oil and gas for Air Force and Navy aircraft in the Atlantic and South Pacific. He had a few close calls but was thankful to have been so lucky. Following the War, Patrick stayed with the Merchant Marines transporting oil and gasoline from the Texas oil fields to New York, South America and Europe. He received an honorable discharge and returned to “good old Hibbing”, where he married his wife of 69 years, Barbara Hoag. Together they raised three children (2 boys and 1 girl). Patrick was employed as an electrician at Hanna (Butler Brothers) Mining in Hibbing and Nashwauk for 30 years. The family would like to thank the staff at Guardian Angels, they couldn’t have been more helpful and kind. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents John and Elizabeth, sisters, Betty Kujala and Margie Hambel, brothers, Jack and Louie Geiselman, and son, Patrick Paul Geiselman. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, children, Terry (Annette) Geiselman of Fort Collins, CO, Becky (Mike) Fenstermacher of Hibbing, MN, a daughter in law, Cindy Geiselman of Hibbing, grandchildren, Brooke, Brody, Brittany, Jaqui, Nikki, Jamie, Jesse and Joey, great-grandchildren, Oliver, Elsie, Delaney and Andi. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
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