Dr. Robert C. Geiger, 91, a resident of Cape Coral, Fla., for the past 10 years, formerly of Longboat Key, Fla., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Cape Coral. He was born Nov. 22, 1925, to Earl Chas and Ida Campbell Geiger, now deceased.
Robert "Bob" was of the Methodist faith. He was born a fraternal twin with Richard E. Geiger in Sheldon, Iowa. He graduated from Sheldon High School in 1942, from the University of Iowa in 1950 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery, and then earned his Master of Science degree in 1951. Bob served in the Navy in World War II from May 1944 to June 1946. He married his college sweetheart, Alberta Achenbach, in 1950. Bob served our country a second time as an officer in the Air Force during the Korean War, stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
Bob and Alberta lived for 40 years in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Bob practiced orthodontics, and where their four children were raised. Bob served as president of the Cedar Rapids Dental Society, University District Dental Society and Linn County Dental Society. He also was a member of the American Dental Society, American Association of Orthodontists, Cedar Rapids Country Club and St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Okoboji, Iowa, was his lifelong second home, from spending summer vacations there, both as a child, and with his family to summers after retirement. Longboat Key was his winter home once retired and before moving to Cape Coral in 2005.
People knew Bob as a husband, father, uncle, grandpa and friend, who was a kind, gentle man who loved people and always had a joke to tell.
He is survived by his three loving children, Douglas C. Geiger of New York, N.Y., Angela A. Geiger (John Bochnia) of Salem, S.C., and Virginia "Ginny" Koogler (Don) of Cape Coral; his twin brother, Richard Geiger (Shirley) of Okoboji; four grandchildren, Matthew Geiger, Natalie Lovero, Daniel Koogler and Robert Hamer; special friends, Sara Shaw of Howell, Mich., and Ed Hamer of Alva, Fla.
Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Alberta Geiger, in 2013; son, Gary Earl Geiger; and his sister, Virginia Lemon, in 2012.
Services will be held at a later date in Iowa.
Memorial contributions in memory of Dr. Robert Geiger are suggested to the University of Iowa Dental School.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the online guestbook, which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.