September 16, 1940 – August 21, 2014
Diane “Q” Geiger, 73, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Q was born September 16, 1940 to William B. and Elnora H. (Beerkamp) Quarton. She grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and attended Cedar Rapid Washington High School. Q went on to study at Stephens College in Missouri, prior to returning to Iowa where she completed her education at the University of Iowa where she participated in the Writer’s Workshop. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority when she met and married Waldo F. Geiger, Jr on December 20, 1962. In September of 1966 they established residency in Des Moines, Iowa. Q was a dedicated mom of two boys, Toby A. and Anthony “Tad” B. Geiger while she took on many roles at the Des Moines Art Center Museum Shop. She continued to fulfill her passion by supporting many Iowa artists through Art in the Park and The Artist Gallery in Valley Junction. Q also worked as a secretary for her husband’s company, Data Business Equipment. She was member of the Junior League of Des Moines and HD Art Club. Q was known for being an avid dog lover and University of Iowa athletics fan. Q had a great passion for the arts, reading, walking, needle-point and hand bags.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Iles Dunn’s Chapel, 2121 Grand Avenue, Des Moines (515) 244-2121. A Memorial Service to celebrate Q’s life and legacy will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Wakonda Club located at 3915 Fleur Drive, Des Moines (515) 285-4962. A reception and luncheon will be held immediately following the service.
She is preceded in death, by her parents, William B. and Elnora H. Quarton; her in-laws, Waldo F. and Marie G. Geiger and her 6 four legged furry children. Q will be greatly missed by her husband of 51 years, Wally Geiger; her children, Toby (Stephanie) Geiger, Tad (Nikki) Geiger, Dolly (golden retriever); grandchildren, Annie Diener, Will Geiger, Sam Diener, Zach Geiger, and Max Diener; brother-in-law, Tony (Sherry) Geiger; and nephew, Kyle Geiger and numerous dear friends.
A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Thomas Buroker, Dr. Gregory Hicklin, Pat McDonald, PAC, Dr. Deanna Questad, and the team of wonderful staff at John Stoddard Cancer Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and John Stoddard Cancer Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
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