Our beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather Paul Joseph Geertsen passed away peacefully at home with loved ones by his side on Oct 4, 2005. Born May 9, 1927 to Joseph Edwin and Eloise Ensign Geertsen in Salt Lake City, Utah. After serving 13 months in the US Navy, he married his sweetheart, Lois Welti, in the Salt Lake Temple on Aug. 27, 1946. Paul loved music and was blessed with a beautiful tenor voice. He sang his first solo in an assembly at South High School and performed often with his sweet wife at various functions through the years.\n\nHe loved the Lord and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in many callings throughout the years, including Bishoprics and Gospel Doctrine teacher.\n\nHe graduated from the University of Utah in 1950. He was an educator and administrator with Granite School District for 34 years and touched many lives in those years. Along with his teaching he sold Fuller Brush and Watkins products for many years. His hard work enabled him to take his family on vacation each summer which created many fond memories for all of us. \n\nHe loved nature and taught his children to love it also. He especially loved the ocean and Yellowstone. He enjoyed bird watching, astronomy, coin and stamp collecting also.\n\nHe is survived by his beloved wife and four children, Margie (Ray) Hardy, Nancy (Rand) Rawson, Patty (Jerry) Bennion and Gary (Jill) Geertsen, 19 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren, brother Bob (Linda Ann) Geertsen and sisters Marilyn (Delmon) Erickson, Joan Wood and Linda Lee Geertsen. Preceded in death by his parents and brother Jim.\n\nSpecial thanks to Patrick, Tyson, Helen and all the other wonderful people at Care Givers Support Network for their kind and loving care of Dad.\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday Oct. 8, 2005 at 11:00 am at the Kearns First Ward Chapel, 4575 W. 5415 S. Friends may call Friday evening at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State, Murray from 6-8 pm and one hour before the services at the church.\n\nInterment – Valley View Memorial Park. We will miss this dear sweet man but his legacy will live with us forever.