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Alberta Achenbach Geiger

January 23, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Alberta Achenbach Geiger, 85, a resident of Cape Coral for the last seven years, formerly of Longboat Key, Fla., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Cape Coral. She was born Alberta Helen Achenbach Oct. 3, 1927, in Cedar County.

She was of the Methodist faith. She studied dietetics at the University of Iowa, where she met and married Robert Charles Geiger, a fellow student enrolled in the University's School of Dentistry. After two years at Scott Air Force Base, Alberta and Robert moved to Cedar Rapids, where Alberta became a homemaker and enjoyed playing golf, bridge, sewing and cooking. She loved sailing, boating and traveling, spending summers in Okoboji, Iowa, and winters in Longboat Key. She was an avid reader and a skilled seamstress; she enjoyed creating beautiful wardrobes and interior furnishings with needle and thread. Most of all, she loved spending time with her extended family.

She is survived by her loving husband of more than 62 years, Dr. Robert C. Geiger of Cape Coral; three children, Douglas C. Geiger of New York, N.Y., Angela H. (John) Geiger of Naples, Fla., and Virginia G. (Don) Koogler, also of Cape Coral; four sisters, Dorothy (Don) Swanson of Colorado, Eunice (Everett) Eide of Wisconsin, Marjorie (Glen) Fox of Colorado, Florence (Mike) Fansher of Missouri; her brother, Alex (Linda) Achenbach of Iowa; four grandchildren, Matthew Geiger, Natalie Hamer, Daniel Koogler and Robert Hamer; as well as her daughter-in-law, Sara Shaw, of New Orleans; and dear friend, Edward Hamer of Fort Myers.

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Alberta Achenbach Geiger

She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Earl Geiger; a sister, Audrey Achenbach Nevius; and her parents.

Memorial services will be held at a later date, to be announced.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or the United Service Organizations (USO), P.O. Box 96322, Washington, D.C., 20090-6322

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.



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