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Barry A. Geng

April 23, 1937 ~ March 25, 2017 (age 79)

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SERVICES

Family Receive Friends
Tuesday
March 28, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Visitation
Tuesday
March 28, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
March 28, 2017

10:00 AM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601


Barry A. Geng, 79, of Burlington, died at 3:08 AM Saturday, March 25, 2017, peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.

Born April 23, 1937, in Burlington, he was the son of Reuben Frances and Margaret Winters Geng. On June 27, 1964, he married Sue Whitford in Omaha, NE. 

He was of the Catholic faith.

He served in the United States Army serving at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. He attended Drake University and became a pharmacist. He returned to Burlington and opened Apothecary 24 with William Monroe in 1964. He became sole owner and operated it until his retirement in January 2001.

Barry loved life and all of the things he was able to do. Traveling the world, playing bridge, sailing, and golfing were some of his favorite activities. He was a pilot and drove race cars competing in SCCA and was division champion one year. He was a member of Old Fort Yacht, Knights of Columbus serving as a Black Knight and was one of the founding members of the Motley Crew Investment Club.

Survivors include his wife, Sue; his four children; Rebecca (Ross) Dowell of Lincoln, IL, Deborah (Gary) Brueck of Burlington, Steve (Diana) Geng of Myrtle Beach, SC and Kimberly (Jon) Wittkamp of Burlington. He loved his grandchildren, Jillian, Jordan, Blake, Logan, Hannah, Barrett, Zander, Danni, and Jacqueline and great-grandson, Ryker; one brother, Jim (Sarah) Geng of Largo, FL. He had several nieces and nephews. Barry and Sue also had several foster children.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

To continue his love of learning, Barry deeded his body to the University of Iowa so others can learn.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Dean Graber officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the Prugh~Thielen community room following the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Southeast Iowa Symphony and Great River Hospice.

"I've had a really good life...

I've been able to do almost anything I've wanted to do and somethings I didn't...

Yes, I've had a very full life...

I've gotten just about all the goody out of this life...

I've been blessed!

 

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