Brett Geissman

October 23, 2008

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Visitation:
414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 10/27/2008 14:00:00

Visitation 2:
10/24/2008 12:00:00

Service:
414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 10/28/2008 11:00:00

Brett A. “Rolls” Geissman, age 31, resident of Tiro, Ohio passed away unexpectly on Thursday, October 23, 2008 in an automobile accident. He was born on June 13, 1977 in Shelby, Ohio and had been a life long New Washington area resident. He was a 1995 graduate of Buckeye Central High School and had been employed with Galion, LLC, Hebco in Bucyrus and Universal in Ontario. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid sports fan following OSU, the Dallas Cowboys, the Lakers and Padres.
He is survived by his mother, Susan (Grove) Geissman of Galion; his father and step-mother, Robert and Connie Geissman of New Washington; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Shawn Stockmaster of Attica; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bradley and Michelle Geissman of New Washington; Brian and Kristi Geissman of Westerville; seven nieces and nephews, Brette, Luke and Grace Stockmaster; Molly, Graham, Casey and Elliot Geissman; maternal grandparents, Don and Joyce Grove of Ontario; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Paul and Helen Geissman.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington on Monday, October 27, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Rich Hurles officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Seneca Co. School of Opportunity or the Buckeye Central Athletic Boosters. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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Amy Love - Oct 31, 2008

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Geissman family. My prayers are with you.

Wendy Pugh - Oct 31, 2008

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Karen Higgins. - Oct 31, 2008

I am so sorry about Brett. I had the opportunity to golf with Brett at the Reflections outing in August. I had played golf all weekend after returning from vacation and experiencing lots of delays. I was exhausted, but Brett was so kind and understanding. What a credit to his family. This note is being sent from New Mexico where I am visiting now. A friend called to let me know about Brett. I am so sorry.

Rhonda - Oct 29, 2008

I didn’t know Brett at all. I graduated in 1993 but I’ve heard he was a great person. I am truly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

Laura Heydinger - Oct 28, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go to the entire Geissman family. Rolls is a great man that had a heart of gold. His smile was contagious! He could lighten up a room with just his presence. He will truly be missed by many. Heaven just earned a great addition. May God give you strength and courage during this difficulty time.

Sue Bollinger - Oct 28, 2008

I was very sad when Carol called about Brett. May God comfort you in this most difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sara (Cook) Gaines - Oct 28, 2008

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Geissman family. Our families interacted frequently as all of the kids grew up together. Please know that across the country, people are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Sherry Ransom - Oct 28, 2008

So sorry for the loss of your loved one Brett “Rolls”. He is a Super Nice person I got to know him working at Gala Lanes where he bowled tuesday mornings. He will be greatly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Steve Harriger - Oct 28, 2008

Sorry for your loss brett was a good guy our thoughts and prayers are with you from your friend and coworker at Galion LLC

Jackie Duncan - Oct 27, 2008

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Brett from working at Burners. He was a great young man! Your family is in my prayers.

Beth Sobers - Oct 27, 2008

Rolls-you will forever be missed, but I know you are in a better place now. I remember when we were growing up, riding our “Big Red” three wheelers back and forth to each others houses and having a great time. It’s hard to take this knowing that we lived so close to each other, but hardly saw one another. The Geissman family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Nicki (Auck) Martin - Oct 27, 2008

Our family was saddend to hear of the passing of Brett. I always remember him as such a happy young man who always had a smile for everyone. He was a true example of letting God’s light shine thru you. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Ronald and Karen Auck, Brian and Nicki Martin and children, Timothy and Gretchen Henson.

Mark Ebbeskotte - Oct 27, 2008

Some people are simply born with the gift of being able to brighten any room they walk into.
I first met Brett when he was probably 7 or 8 years old and playing little league with his brother Brian, my brother Andrew, the McDougal boys and so many other boys (and a few girls) who grew to be wonderful young adults. Even then, Brett had that infectious grin. I imagine that grin betrayed him a few times when he might have tried to hide some youthful misdeed(s), but I doubt one could stay mad at him for long with that grin of his.
I enjoyed rooting Brett on during those glorious football seasons. Unbeknownst to him and some of his mates, they were always a little more special to me. Dating back to those little league days they had become like adopted little brothers and sisters to me. While our paths only passed occassionally these last dozen years, I could always count on that grin to be on Brett’s face.
My heart goes out to Brett’s entire family and his dearest friends. I pray that the Lord will comfort each of you in your time of need and through his love and grace you will find peace.
With deepest sympathy,
Ebby

Mark Ebbeskotte - Oct 27, 2008

Some people are simply born with the gift of being able to brighten any room they walk into.
I first met Brett when he was probably 7 or 8 years old and playing little league with his brother Brian, my brother Andrew, the McDougal boys and so many other boys (and a few girls) who grew to be wonderful young adults. Even then, Brett had that infectious grin. I imagine that grin betrayed him a few times when he might have tried to hide some youthful misdeed(s), but I doubt one could stay mad at him for long with that grin of his.
I enjoyed rooting Brett on during those glorious football seasons. Unbeknownst to him and some of his mates, they were always a little more special to me. Dating back to those little league days they had become like adopted little brothers and sisters to me. While our paths only passed occassionally these last dozen years, I could always count on that grin to be on Brett’s face.
My heart goes out to Brett’s entire family and his dearest friends. I pray that the Lord will comfort each of you in your time of need and through his love and grace you will find peace.
With deepest sympathy,
Ebby

Ev( Estridge) Franklin - Oct 27, 2008

I want to send my sincerest sympathy to the whole Geissman family. Bret was such a good, sweet guy. I’ve seen him on several occasions since we’ve been out of school and he was such a sweetheart, like always. My heart goes out to you at this time. Thoughts and Prayers
Ev Franklin

Roger Smith - Oct 27, 2008

The Geissman family is in our prayers during this time of great loss. Will miss seeing him at Valley View.

Kara (Fred) Delarber - Oct 27, 2008

I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the entire Geissman family on your loss. I was fortunate to have shared many great memories with Rolls. He will be missed and loved by all.

Annette Jones - Oct 27, 2008

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Geissman family. Our prayers are with you.

Bob Leonberger - Oct 27, 2008

I hadn’t known “Rollsie” very long, but he was a super person. I know he will be missed by everyone he knew. God Bless.

Jason Pierce - Oct 27, 2008

Although I live so far away from my friends in New Washington, I have never forgotten them. Brett was one of my closest friends throughout elementary school and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the friends he leaves behind.

Lynda Cook - Oct 27, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Geissman family. I had the privilege of growing up in the church with Brett and I remember that he was always a happy and joyful person! My heart goes out to all of his family and friends.

Alycia (Adams) Barnett - Oct 27, 2008

Well there are not to many memories from school I have that don’t include Rolls. We started kindergarten together and remained great friends. We had so many fun times just hangin out in New Washington with the gang. I am truly sadden to lose someone with such a big heart and friendly face. My thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and friends who loved him dearly. Love, Red

Cheryl (Hamman) Dunlap - Oct 26, 2008

To the Geissman Family:
I want to send my condolences to you on the lost of Brett. He was always so fun to be around. Your family is in my prayers.

Darlene and Dan Foos - Oct 26, 2008

Bob and Connie,
So sorry to hear of your loss, to lose a son so young is a tragedy! We are praying for God to sustain you and comfort you through this.
Darlene and Dan Foos

Steve Keith - Oct 26, 2008

I had the privelege of working with Brett at Universal. He was a great guy and a hard worker.
He always had a smile and was truly fun to be around. He’ll be missed. Our prayers are with family and friends during this difficult time.

Sharon & Doug Snipes - Oct 26, 2008

To the Geissman family. Our sympathy and heartfelt prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

Jacqui (Kaple) Carver - Oct 26, 2008

I shared a lot of good times with Rolls and I will never forget those memories. He will be remembered by many friends. His whole family is in my thoughts. Jacqui(Kaple)Carver.

Wanita Lambert (Balg) - Oct 26, 2008

I worked with Brett for seven years at Universal and i must say he was a wonderful man. If anyone could put a smile on your face it was Brett. My prayers are with all of his family. May God be with you all.

Chris Tackett and Mary Workman - Oct 26, 2008

Our heart goes out to the Geissman Family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. We had the honor and privelage of working with Brett at univerasal for many years and just like every one has said on here he really was a ball to be around and could make you smile even on the worst day. we both have many great memories at work and out of work with Brett. You will be missed Baby shrek!! The day after the OSU/Michgan game will never be the same with out ya!!

Ric and Carleen Higgins - Oct 26, 2008

Connie & Bob: Our sincere sympathy as we grieve your loss. May the fond memories of your son console you at this sad time.

Jack Wheeler - Oct 26, 2008

Brett,Rolls,
For the short time I new him I always call him The Big Cat. He always made me think I could better at my job. Iwas his his toolroom fluncky,Because of of him I became a better person and tool an die machinest. I will never forget him. So sorry for your loss and ours! I know he is finialy got his hole in one. his friend for ever! Jack L. Wheeler

Alan & Angelia Gray - Oct 26, 2008

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Geissman family! Brett spread his love of life to all that knew him. He will be sadly missed! May all the fond memories of his life and his impact on our lives carry us through this tragic time! Roll’s will forever be in our hearts!

BARB WATTS - Oct 26, 2008

SUSAN……..SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SON.
YOU AND I DIDN’T KNOW EACH OTHER WELL BUT WE LIVED SIDE BY SIDE A LONG TIME. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN IN MY THOUGHTS THESE LAST FEW DAYS.I WISH YOU PEACE IN THE DAYS TO COME BUT REALIZING THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A SPACE IN YOUR HEART…..FILL THAT WITH LOVING MEMORIES. TAKE CARE .
BARB WATTS

Gina (Lucius) Threat - Oct 26, 2008

I am truely sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of Brett while working at the DQ. He always had a smile on his face. Even after not seeing him for awhile when I was back in town he always gave me a big hug and flashed that big beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you got through this very difficult time. May God Bless you!!!

The Higginbotham Family - Oct 26, 2008

Our Sincere condolences to the Geissman family.
Your in our thoughts and prayers. Brett was a wonderful young man.
He was loved by all.
May you find some peace in the memories you’ve shared.
The Higginbotham Family

Denise Pritt - Oct 25, 2008

Connie-
I am praying that God will comfort you and your family during this difficult time. I am so sorry to hear about Brett. May God bless you and yours.
Denise Pritt
Dietitian at GCH

greg and lisa coy - Oct 25, 2008

rolls you will sadly be missed. your son was a very good friend to us.our thoughts and prayers our with you and your family. greg and lisa coy

Casey (Stevens) Bassett - Oct 25, 2008

My heart goes out to the entire Geissman family. I have shared many good times with Rolls. He will be missed by all of his friends.
Casey Bassett
Cocoa, FL

RuthAnn Noblet - Oct 25, 2008

To the family of Brett Geissman, I extend my condolences. He will be sadly missed. I had the privilege of being a teacher and principal of his during my days at Buckeye Central. I thoroughly enjoyed Brett’s sense of humor and his tenacious approach to every task. I trust that as he has now exited this earth that the Lord will assist all family members with the grieving process and that memories will sustain. You are all being prayed for by the Noblet family.

Blythe Friedley - Oct 25, 2008

Sue & Bob, I am soooo saddened for your loss. I will always remember Brett for his cheery disposition and friendliness. He always greeted me with a smiling face and friendly words. He was a great friend to my boys as were all your boys. I’ll always remember the fun we all had at their high school football games. They were and are great kids to this day. If there is anything I can do please let me know.
Blythe Friedley alias ‘second MOM’.

Jennifer (Lucius) Saunders - Oct 25, 2008

I am so sorry for your loss. Rolls is one of the best guys I have ever known. I will never forget all of the good times I shared with him, especially our days working at DJ’s together. He always made me laugh and everytime I came home, I looked forward to seeing him. My heart goes out to your family. Everybody that knew him, loved him. Love, Boo

LeeAnn Weithman - Oct 25, 2008

I want to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing him with that huge smile on his face. He was a genuinely great guy and will be missed by many.

Rasan Blevins - Oct 25, 2008

Dear Geissman Family,
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is very hard to take and knocks the wind out of you. I pray that God will be there for your family-and he is there for you if you just reach out and ask for his help through this unimaginable time. Having just lost my beautiful 28-yr old brother to a car accident hurts so much. I know you all must be hurting so much, and no one, not even I truly knows what it’s like for another person. You all will be in my prayers.
Rasan Blevins

Vickie - Oct 25, 2008

It has been noted and established that your smile, Brett, and personality carried us all. God has chosen you to carry through, now, for Him. God bless to those who are heart stricken. I know through personal experience,it is hard, but believe that time does mend all, but it is long; but always remember and believe that he will always be with the loved ones. Promise, you will feel it always think of Brett. He will always be remembered and thought of daily!!!!!
Vickie (Gore) Gregory 1995

Zach Cellar - Oct 25, 2008

I will miss ya Rolls! Always enjoyed seeing you at Woody Ridge!

Richard and Josie Stewart - Oct 25, 2008

Our prayers are with the whole family. What a tragic loss of a young man. We know the ache will always be there but with prayer, memories and determination it will soften over time.

Melody (Heydinger) Mergenthaler - Oct 25, 2008

Being out of New Washington for so long, you sometimes loss touch with some people. However, it was always a pleasure to run into Rolls when I was home and see his smiling face. It was alos nice to see him at all the weddings as the local “bartender” including my own. I’ll always remember the great times we had as kids at the town pool to many years of school together! Brett will be missed by all and my heart goes out to his family and dear friends.