July 26, 1936 – Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Graveside Service 10:00 AM
The Church of Gichitwaa Kateri, Minneapolis, Minne
Friday, April 26th, 2019
All-night beginning at 6:00 PM
Joseph George Geshick (Grandpa Joe), age 82, of Columbia Heights began his journey on April 23, 2019. He was born on July 26, 1936, on the Bois Forte Lake Vermillion Indian reservation the son of Joseph George Geshick and Rose Geshick (Marsh). He served in the Air Force from 1953-1956. The majority of his adult life was an employee of Control Data working in computer science. He was a lifelong learner and enjoyed reading about history. He enjoyed traveling, reaching many parts of the globe. He cared very deeply about American Indian civil rights issues and American Indian spirituality. His greatest joy was his family especially his grandchildren.
Survived by his loving wife: Ellen Nakhaidinahi Geshick; his children: Paula Savage, Cheryl Geshick, Joseph Geshick, Judy Geshick(Nelson), Russell Geshick and Leonard Geshick; his grandchildren: Michael Savage, Angelita Cloud, Russell Geshick Jr., Joseph Geshick IV, Percy Geshick, Parrish Lussier, Leonard Geshick Jr., Lena Geshick, Shanna Nelson, Alyssa Nelson, Brooke Bowstring, and Brad Bowstring Jr.
Preceded in death by his parents: Joseph Geshick, Rose Geshick (Marsh; his siblings: Virginia Boness, Judith Geshick, Dennis Geshick, Cheryl Geshick (Grescyzk), and Ernest Geshick; his children: Tom Standslast, Max Savage, Susan Savage, Don Savage, Lyzme Kayo Savage and Denise Geshick; his grandson: Daniel Savage.