Alyce Mae “Allie” Geske of Milwaukee, Mequon and Shorewood peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
Allie was born Jan. 8, 1926 on the King family farm in the township of Rantoul outside of Chilton to Frank and Etta King. After graduating from Chilton High School, she moved to Milwaukee to attend State Teachers’ College where she was a member of Phi Chi sorority, earned a degree in Early Childhood Education and met her future husband, Richard (Dick) Geske. Allie taught in Appleton, South Milwaukee, and Glendale before becoming a teacher at and the director of St. Mark Nursery School just off Downer Avenue in Milwaukee from 1961 to 1984.
Allie was proudly 100 percent Irish and the highlight of King family reunions was Allie and her siblings singing “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.” She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and the St. Francis Meal Program. She loved spending time with her family. In addition to gathering in the Milwaukee area there were vacations in Orange Beach, Alabama; Cape Mae,New Jersey; Minoqua; and more including a family celebration of her 80th birthday on an Alaskan cruise. She loved playing bridge with her many dear friends.
Allie is survived by two of her children, Patty (Ray) Schultz and Rick (Theresa) Geske; a son-in-law, Mike Clancy (Karen Bivona); grandchildren Mike (Nikki) Sharon Schultz, Rick Geske, Amanda Geske (Andrew Winistorfer), Patrick Clancy Geske and his brothers Max Bivona and Nico Bivona; and two great-grandchildren, Ollie and Evie Sharon Schultz. She is also survived by four in-laws, Ed Eldredge, Joan King, Leroy Weninger and Lorraine Holloway; many loving nieces and nephews; and wonderful friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Geske; her daughter, Mary Geske; her parents, Frank and Etta King; all of her six siblings, Janie (Douglas) Sullivan, Katty Eldredge, Helen (Jerry) Pelischek, George King, Mary Jo Eldredge, and Carole Weninger; in-laws Robert (Rita) Geske, Jack Holloway and LaVerne (Bob) Sadowski; nephews Tom Sullivan and Kevin Weninger; niece Lori Holloway Hammel; and many wonderful friends.
Allie was a member of Holy Family Parish and Lumen Christi Parish. She spent her final years at The Milwaukee Catholic Home. We are grateful for all of the kindness, friendship and care she received there.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 26 at 11 a.m. Private interment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park. The Mass will be live streamed. A slideshow, Irish Blessing, and Words of Remembrance also will be shown on the livestream beginning at 10:30 a.m. A link to view the livestream will be provided in Alyce’s obituary on www.feerickfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Riverwest Food Pantry, 2610 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212 and at www.riverwestfoodpantry.org/donate.
Feerick Funeral Home in Milwaukee is assisting the family, (414) 962-8383, www.feerickfuneralhome.com.