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Greta (Whitmer) Geiken


Greta (Whitmer) Geiken, 89, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton with the Rev. David Lingard officiating. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. Sixth St., Vinton.
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