Evelyn O. Geist, 96, a long time of resident of Boyd passed
peacefully from this life into the arms of Jesus on April 4, 2019,
surrounded by family and under the care of St. Croix Hospice.    
Evelyn was born September 12, 1922 to Ralph and Alice
(Dangerfield) Boisvert.   She attended elementary school at
Pleasant Ridge and graduated from Holcombe High School in
1940.   During her high school years she worked for the Walter’s
family caring for the children and helping with household duties.  In
the summer of 1941 she worked at National Presto Industries.  She
said she met Theodore (Ted) “over a milk can”; as both families
hauled the milk to the same corner to meet the milk carrier.   On
January 26, 1943 they were married at Holy Cross Catholic Church
in Cornell and celebrated more than 64 years together prior to Ted’
s death in January 2008.
The couple resided on a dairy farm in the town of Estella in rural
Cornell until 1961 when they moved to the Geist family farm North
of Boyd.   Each farm had a large vegetable garden and Evelyn
enjoyed cooking, canning, and baking for her family.   In December
1978 they moved to their home in Boyd; later they worked together
part time at Lotz Company.  
Evelyn was active in the St. Elizabeth’s Society at St. Joseph’s
Catholic Church.   She enjoyed her “coffee time” with the ladies at
various locations.  Ted and Evelyn regularly hosted friends for their
card club.  
Evelyn is survived by daughters: Jean Rygiel, Cadott, WI, Geraldine
Kovacs, Waukesha, WI, Janet (Sam) Pastorello, Las Vegas,
Nevada, Phyllis (Gene) Ludvigsen, Sheldon, WI,  sons: Neal (Lori)
Geist and Darrel (Loreen) Geist, Boyd, WI and daughter in law:
Linda Geist, Boyd, WI.  She has 26 grandchildren, 55 great
grandchildren and 25 great great grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews and friends.  In addition to her parents and
her husband, Evelyn is preceded in death by two sons (Ronald and
Richard “Dick”), two grandsons (Travis & Richie Geist), a
granddaughter (Debra Rygiel) and a daughter in law Jeanne Geist;
siblings: Orville Boisvert, Edna Kandler, Nana Medved, Ralph
(Merlin) Boisvert and Harry Boisvert.   
A funeral mass will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church-Boyd with Father William Felix
officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Monday from 4-8 PM at the Plombon Funeral
Home-Stanley with a 7:30 PM Rosary and again on Tuesday
morning at the funeral home from 9:30AM until time of departure to
The family sincerely thanks the staff at Our House and St. Croix
Hospice for the special care provided for her. In lieu of flowers;
memorials are preferred to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.