August 10, 1911 ~ February 10, 2006
Else Frank Geisel, 94 ½, was born August 10, 1911, in Furstenau, Germany. Sent to London in 1939 by her parents where she apprenticed as a couture seamstress with a specialty in bound buttonholes. Her apprenticeship saved her life; her mother, father, 2 sisters and 2 brothers remained in Germany and were exterminated by the Nazis. Else immigrated to the United States in 1946, where she was reunited with her brother, Carl, who had escaped the family's fate. A resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, for 44 years, she worked side-by-side with her husband, Albert, at his business, Al's Meat Market. In 1990, Else and Albert moved to Pueblo and into a home down the block from their only child, Hank (Ellyn Anne) and grandsons, Noah and Gideon. Widowed in 1996, Else remained in her home, kept company by Truffles, her son's dog. With the death of her pet companion in 2002, Else moved to Alterra, where she died February 10, 2006, of old age. Else lived her life bravely and always with a sweet smile. Memorial service, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Temple Emanuel, 1325 Grand.