Obituary of Ervin L. Geske
Ervin (Erv) Geske passed away at home on April 29, 2019. He was 91. He suffered from dementia for the last 10 years.
Ervin was born April 8, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA to Casey and Florence Geske.
Ervin served in the U.S. Navy just after WWII, dropping out of high school to join in 1946. He was at Bikini Atoll when they detonated the 4th and 5th atomic bombs. Years later, to set an example for his children, he attended night classes to complete his high school education and receive his diploma.
Upon leaving the Navy, Erv had a full career as a plasterer, first in business with his father Casey, and later as a member of the Plasterer’s Union. Erv and Jean raised their family in Bellflower, CA where they were very active in Bellflower Presbyterian Church. Erv was also very involved and an active member of the Los Cerritos YMCA, where he served as president of the Y’s-Men Association.
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Upon retirement, Ervin and Jean moved to property they owned in Grass Valley, CA where they lived on their little piece of heaven for the past 31 years. They were members of Calvary Bible Church.
Ervin enjoyed time spent with family and living on his mountain in the pine forest. He and Jean traveled the world and appreciated those trips, but Erv was happiest in the natural beauty here at home.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jean Geske; four children, Vicki Vega, Guy (Rose) Geske, Kerrie (Richard) Dwyer and Gil (Bonnie) Geske; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as his beloved canine companion, Shadow.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his younger sister Ruthie Bible.
Erv was a gentleman and a gentle man. He was quiet, but had a great sense of humor, and a kind twinkle in his eye. He is now with the Lord, and his friends and family that went before him.
A private memorial for family will be held on May 12, 2019.
“Well done, good and faithful servant”
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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