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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:49 am

NORFOLK — Services for Willard L. Geary, 85, of Norfolk will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church. The Rev. John E. Nelson Jr. will officiate with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk.

Mr. Geary died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at his home.


Willard Lowell Geary, son of Charles and Hazel (Johnson) Geary Aughe, was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Orchard. Willard graduated from Oakdale High School.

On Dec. 31, 1950, he married Bonnie Jean Miller at Madison. Three children were born to this union: Steve, Jana and Jeff.

Willard lived in Ewing and Oakdale before he settled in Norfolk in 1949. He worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads before starting his 42-year career at Jenny Oldsmobile in Norfolk. Willard was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church.

His favorite hobby was taking care of his many customers’ cars over his 42 years with Jenny Oldsmobile. His love for taking care of his customers’ cars extended past retirement. He worked on cars in his garage at home until the age of 84.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Norfolk; sons Steve Geary and Jeff Geary of Norfolk; daughter Jana and her husband, Don Smith, of Norfolk; and sister JoAnn Hatt of Sioux Falls, S.D., as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and five sisters.

Memorials may be directed to the Mount Olive Lutheran Church.

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