Frederick John (Rick) Geyerman


August 16, 1948 - February 24, 2019


Frederick John (Rick) Geyerman III, 70, Mitchell, died at his home Sunday, February 24, 2019 due to natural causes.

His body has been donated to the USD Medical School in Vermillion. No services will be held at this time. Memorials may be directed to SD Public Broadcasting or the Mitchell Food Pantry.

Rick was a respected entrepreneur and pivotal influencer in this community. He enjoyed many hobbies: cooking, reading, freelance writing, playing bass guitar and piloting hot-air balloons. In retirement, he spent his summers volunteering at the Prehistoric Indian Village Museum and his winters archiving and sharing historic community documents and memorabilia. He had a quiet, charming wit that was adored by many.

He is survived by his children John (Windee) Geyerman of Mansfield, TX, Alexandra (Joel) Ellis of Nashville, TN, a brother Randy (Maureen) Geyerman of W. Des Moines, IA, a sister Nancy (Satish) Arora of Tucson, AZ and two granddaughters, Sydnee and Paige.

He was preceded in death by his parents Frederick and Jean Geyerman.


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Posted by Julie Koth on December 28, 2019
Your precious grandson was named after you. Brooks Frederick.
Posted by K. Hope on March 26, 2019
Sincere condolences to the Geyerman family. May you find comfort and hope from God’s Word and your cherished memories. One day soon, death will be no more. Revelations 21:3,4.
Posted by Roger and Sandra Smith on March 1, 2019
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Kay & Gary Shafer on March 1, 2019
I always remember Rick greeting me at his Geterman store, he was a gracious gentle man.I was there often, once I had 4 daughters. We send our condolences to his family , & close friends. May he enjoy the happiness iof heaven he so deserves.
Posted by Shannon(Kracht) Hardick on February 28, 2019
I worked for Rick down at Geyerman back in the early 90’s...what I most remember is him flying through the back door at Geyermans and whisltling, singing and or laughing. Always had a smile on his face! He was such an interesting soul, loved how unique he was. My sincere condolances to his kids and family.
Posted by Darin Moke on February 27, 2019
I will always fondly remember Rick from both watching and playing music with him for many years. He was always fun to watch play bass with his signature sway to the music. It always made me laugh, but it was also intriguing to see someone get that much into the music that they were playing.

The "MPA Jam Sessions" at the Moose Lodge was truly a group of musicians that loved music, each other's company, and the great times had by all! Rick will be sorely missed by all of us that he left behind, but he's joining the many great musicians that have gone before him...

Until we meet again, friend!
Posted by Amy (Pierson) Zens on February 27, 2019
So many great memories, that we will all cherish. Such a talented kind soul who shared it with the world. Rest In Peace. All our prayers for the family
& close friends.
Posted by Bruce Ziebart on February 27, 2019
A key member of the class of '66. Most casual. Always above it all,.
Caring of all. We will miss him. Best to all family.
Posted by Barbara Lyle Schmidt on February 27, 2019
Rick was a dear friend and such an interesting person, I always liked his history of Mitchell and S.D. I will miss your smile Rick. My condolences to his daughter and son and family. Proud to have known him.
Posted by Mary and Randy Stotz on February 27, 2019
We will miss Rick's smile and what a kind man he was. Prayers and hugs to his family.
Posted by Sherry Pierson on February 27, 2019
Rick was a gentleman, sincere, and full of interesting conversation. He was talented in music, a writer, and had such a warm personality. I will miss him and our conversations forever.
Posted by Terry & Mary Nutter on February 27, 2019
Our condolences to Rick's families. He was a special person.
Posted by Peggy (Snow) Hofmeister on February 27, 2019
I knew Rick nearly my whole life. His passing leaves a pain in my heart. I feel blessed to have known him and called him my friend.
Posted by Steve Kracht on February 27, 2019
My apartment is next to Rick's. We lived in the same dorm at USD in 1966-1967. Always enjoyed the conversations I had with Rick.
Posted by Wes Pierson on February 27, 2019
Rest in peace my friend. I will miss you very much. Thanks for all our memories.
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