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Robert "Bob" Geske

December 06, 1926 - January 13, 2020

NOTICE UPDATED DATE: Prayer Service - Monday

January 20, 2020
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

NOTICE UPDATED DATE: Visitation - Monday

January 20, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

NOTICE UPDATED SERVICE DATE: Funeral Service - Tuesday

January 21, 2020
- 11:00 AM

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo


Fargo National Cemetery, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Robert "Bob" Geske

December 06, 1926 - January 13, 2020


Robert “Bob” Geske, 93, Fargo passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fargo.

Bob was born on December 6, 1926 in Wheatland, ND to George and Sophia (Marquart) Geske. He graduated from high school in Casselton, ND. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and upon his discharge in 1946, he returned to Wheatland, ND for a short time before starting at Dakota Business College in Fargo, ND. He took a position with Standard Oil Company as a Warehouse Clerk in Bismarck, ND and served in various departments and ended his time there in the position of Auditor. In 1953, he bought Geske’s Standard Oil Station on Main Ave. in Fargo. He married Ruth Zuelow on May 22, 1953 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Casselton. He took ownership of a station on 8th St. and 2nd Ave. S. in Fargo before moving to a station in Moorhead, MN. His final station was a Texaco at Northport in Fargo. After 30 years in the service station business, Bob decided to concentrate his energies in the Geske Ice Company. What began as a side-line continued to grow until after 20 years in that field, he turned over the company to his son in 1989.

Bob was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, the VFW, and the American Legion. He enjoyed all the memories he made at the family lake cabin, fishing, bowling, traveling, making people laugh and time spent with family. His humor will be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife: Ruth, Fargo, ND; children: Shereen Faber (Elton), Fargo, ND, Bruce Geske (Nit), Fargo, ND, Daniel Geske (Judy), Edina, MN, David Geske (Jackie), Moorhead, MN; 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Florence Sell, George Geske, Richard Geske, Evelyn Gronland and Gladys Pranke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the NDAB (North Dakota Association of the Blind) P.O. Box 824, West Fargo ND, 58078 and/or your charity of choice.


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21 responses to “Robert Geske”

  1. Peg Markey says:

    What a great man & life to celebrate..PEACE TO HIS WONDERFUL FAMILY

  2. Tera White and Family says:

    We will miss you Uncle Bob! Your humor will be greatly missed in this world! We Love You! Rest In Peace

  3. Lisa and Steve Gibb says:

    Our thoughts and prayers with Bob’s entire family. We are deeply sadden by the news of his passing and pray that Jesus will comfort and give strength to you in this difficult time. ✝️

  4. Vicki Paradis says:

    Such a kind, respectful man!! Helped me out with flag education at Cheney Middle School one time..never forget when a student asked him about what kind of jets the Navy had then…Bob said..”Jets? We didn’t have jets back then!” Student was shocked…too funny!!

  5. Merlee Johnson says:

    Ruth and family,
    I have such great memories of Bob from his friendship with my parents he was always there when they needed him. I enjoyed visiting with him whenever I saw him.Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Merlee (Dahm) Johnson

  6. M. Horvath says:

    When I lived near Northport in Fargo, I really appreciated the special service at Bob’s Texaco.
    He was so kind & thoughtful to all of his customers.

  7. Don Dumais says:

    Danny & Dave,
    I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. He was my first landlord when I moved to Fargo and remember him well from our hockey days. He had a great sense of humor and was always a joy to talk to. My thoughts are with you at this time.
    Don Dumais

  8. Terry Nesland says:

    Bob may have been small in stature but stood out taller than most. What an intellectual, sweet, witty gentleman. It was a pleasure to be in his company. May his family be comforted knowing he rests in peace with the Lord.

  9. Sheryl Eicholtz-Landis says:

    Dear Ruth, Shereen, Bruce, Dan and David, I have many fond memories of Bob from being friends/neighbors at the lake. I was amazed at Bob still mowing the lawn with the push mower not too long ago. He will be dearly missed. I am out of the state during Bob’s services, and I feel really bad about not attending, but please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Sheryl Eicholtz-Landis

  10. Bob Toussaint says:

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. We remember him in our hockey days when Dave was playing.
    Our sympathies to all the Geske family..
    Bob & Pepper Toussaint

  11. Candy and Terry Lien says:

    Mr. Geske lived a long and productive life. He was loved by so many, and that is the measure of a person’s success: How well they have loved, and how much they have been loved. May he rest in peace for all eternity. Hugs to the family.

  12. Christine Fingarson says:

    Geske family. Bob was an incredibly generous,witty,calm and patient man. Thank you for the many visits to your lake cabin, and always thinking of me when it came time for rhubarb harvesting. Thank you for plowing us out of the snow on 8th st one Christmas holiday when Shereen, myself and Jamie just had to go to a movie (What movie or how we called since cell phones were not available I do not recall). I do recall you not getting angry, but calmly looking at us girls and saying ” If you girls had any brains you would be dangerous” Thank you Bob
    Rest in Peace

  13. Ann J Seczko says:

    I am sorry to hear that your dad passed away, Dave. Thank heavens the Easter promise assures us that death is not the final say.

  14. Lori Mjoen Borgen says:

    Besides running into Bob every so many years, I mainly knew him when I was a kid growing up in north Fargo. Bob and Ruth became friends with my parents through the service station business so I feel Bob was there from the beginning. He was my first crush when I was about five! I thought he looked like Dean Martin with his black hair and big smile…..AND his personality!!! Who didn’t love Bob? He had a quick smile and great energy!
    We were all lucky to have known him in whatever capacity. To Ruth and family, I am so very sorry for your loss as no doubt it is great! God Bless.

  15. Ann J Seczko says:

    I was sorry to hear about your dad, Dave. Thank heavens the Easter promise assures us that death is not the final say. In sympathy, Ann

  16. Ann J Seczko says:

    I was sorry to see that your dad died, Dave. Thank heavens the Easter promise assures us that death is not the final say.

  17. Ann J Seczko says:

    I am sorry to see your dad died, Dave. Thank heavens the Easter promise assures us that death is not the final say. God bless you on your grief journey.

  18. Barbara Maneval says:

    My deepest sympathy to you all. I did not know Bob personally but Sophie and George were my great aunt and uncle. Sophie was my grandpa Bill’s sister. I went with my mom to Casselton when I was little and met them. I only regret we have so much more family we haven’t met yet.

  19. Jack and Marlys Ambuehl says:

    Jack and I are so sorry for your loss. We will miss our enjoyable visits with Bob while walking by the cabin at the lake. God’s peace and comfort be with you all.

  20. Gary and Pat Artz says:

    So sorry for your loss, Ruth and family. Had hoped to attend the funeral. May his soul Rest In Peace and may God bless you all richly. Our prayers are with you. Gary and Pat Artz

  21. carolhaskin says:

    Bob and Ruth were neighbors of mine who we were visited and had coffee
    parties and hockey games together! Our children grew up together and
    went to many school things together! The hockey games were great! My
    children still remember Bob as such a good person! One of them worked for Bob with Ice business.
    The weather was so bad at the time of the funeral and my car would not start!
    So sorry for the family at the time and I do miss them! Love Carol

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