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Ralph Orson Geertsen passed away September 10, 1994 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born October 3, 1912 in Salt Lake City to Joseph and Marie Anderson Geertsen. Married Mary Anna Sagers July 25, 1972 in Salt Lake City. Active member of the LDS Church as a high priest in the Salt Lake 1st Ward.He had a great love for children. He was an avid golfer. He loves music and had a beautiful voice.

Survived by his wife, Mary Anna; nine children, Steve (Margaret) Geertsen of Wallport, Ore.; Rick Geertsen, Tom Geertsen, Tracy Geertsen, all of Salt Lake City; Cindy Marie (Darren) Ellingson of Tempe, Ariz.; Jeri (David) Faulkner, Kristy Geertsen, Karen Geertsen and Scott Geertsen, all of Salt Lake; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian and Grace, brother, Eugene.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 14, 1994 at 2 p.m. at Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 700 South, where friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and again on Wednesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Mt. Olivet. Funeral directors, Deseret Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Primary Children's Hospital in Ralph's name.

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