Sherwood E. Geist (Woody), 80, of Kutztown passed away November 19, 2018 in his residence. He was the husband of Marcia F. (Kroninger) Geist, whom he married on December 30, 1961 in St. John’s UCC in Kutztown. He was the son of the late Earl P. & Mabel G. (Weidner) Geist. Woody graduated from Kutztown High School in 1956 and served in the US Army stationed in Germany, 1961-1963. He was an accomplished wood pattern maker starting his apprenticeship at the former Kutztown Foundry & Machine Corporation and retired from Vollmer Pattern Shop in 2003.
Woody belonged to the Kutztown Fire Co, the Kutztown Rod & Gun Club, Kempton Rod & Gun Club, and was also a founding member of Camp Bow Top, Lycoming County. He loved being outdoors, gardening, hunting and fishing. He was proud of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Monika L., wife of Kevin Bruns, Wescosville, Shelly A., wife of Troy Sherman, Fleetwood, and Kristen R., wife of Terry Hodgkins, Clarksville, TN; two grandsons, Alex & Aiden Sherman, and two granddaughters, Lauren & Madison Bruns; a sister-in-law, Feryl Kroninger; two nephews, Ricky and Randy Adams; two nieces, Susan (Adams) Ireland, wife of John Ireland, and Pamela (Kroninger) Strong, wife of Jeffrey Strong.
He is preceded in death by his infant brother, Gerald V., sister, Sonja (Geist) Adams, a brother in law, Marlow Kroninger, and a sister in law, Clarabelle Kroninger.
Services Friday November 23, 2018 11A.M. at the Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home Inc. 346 West Main Street, Kutztown. Visitation with the family 10 A.M till time of service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. John’s UCC Church 257 West Walnut Street, Kutztown, PA 19530