Dwight Geiger, 98, died September 4, 2018 at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet, VA, after having celebrated the Labor Day weekend with his family.
Dwight was born June 15, 1920 in the small farming town of Everest, Kansas. He married his childhood sweetheart, Jane Crouch, on September 6, 1942, in a backyard ceremony before leaving for service in the U.S Navy. He served his country for forty-four months in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He was on his ship, the USS Dauphin, in Tokyo Bay during the Japanese surrender that ended WWII in the Pacific.
After his return from the war, Dwight graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS degree in Accounting. He was a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Young & Company his entire career. Dwight was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and served as President of the Kansas City Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Management Accountants Association. He had articles published in various professional accounting journals.
Dwight served on many church boards, taught Sunday School classes, and was a member of The Kansas Historical Society.
A lifelong Jayhawk fan, Dwight was a lifetime member of the University of Kansas Alumni Association, and served on the board of trustees of the Kansas School of Religion. In 2016 he established and endowed an accounting scholarship to support rural students attending the University of Kansas and majoring in accounting.
He is survived by his sons Larry (Jaj) of Aurora, CO and Steven (Barb) of Crozet, VA; grandchildren Christopher (Mary Elizabeth) Geiger, Glenwood Springs, CO; Amanda (Patrick) Sullivan, Denver, CO; Jacob (Keri) Geiger, Woodberry Forest, VA; and Camden (Katie) Geiger, Prairie Village, KS. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Cole Geiger, Amelia Geiger, and Maddie Sullivan, as well as many nieces and nephews and his friends from Crozet United Methodist Church and The Lodge at Old Trail.
The family would like to thank the staff at The Lodge at Old Trial for their many kindnesses and wonderful care provided to Dwight during his six years in residence there.
Memorial contributions may be made to The University of Kansas Endowment Association, Dwight Geiger Accounting Scholarship fund, or to Crozet United Methodist Church.