Kristie Noel Schulte Geisler was born Dec. 5, 1973 to Randy and Dulcie Schulte of Columbus. She was born and raised a Columbus Cardinal, where she was the cheerleaders’ mascot at a very young age. She was a twirler in junior high, and then went on to be a high school cheerleader and play volleyball and tennis. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was voted Columbus High School Football Sweetheart her senior year.
Kristie graduated Columbus High in 1992 and attended Sam Houston State University where she majored in Interdisciplinary Studies and minored in Math. She knew she wanted to teach little children from a very early age. This was her life’s calling.
Kristie married Jason Geisler of Columbus on May 25, 1996. They graduated college together from SHSU and then she taught her first Kindergarten class in Pasadena, where she taught for three years. In 1999, Kristie and Jason moved back to Columbus, Texas where she took a Kindergarten job at Columbus Elementary School. She held this job for the last 22 years and was a beloved and wonderful teacher. She celebrated her 25th year as a teacher at the end of the last school year.
Kristie and Jason celebrated their Silver wedding anniversary in May of this year, having been married for 25 years, and were the proud parents of Colson Ellis Geisler (born Dec. 31, 1999) and Conner Bryce Geisler (born Sept. 15, 2004). The boys were Kristie’s pride and joy. She loved watching them grow into the fine young men they are today. She could be found at every one of their sporting events, which were numerous. She was the greatest baseball mom around. Watching her boys play baseball was her greatest joy in life. If her boys weren’t on the field, she would find another game to attend where her students, former students or children’s’ friends were playing.
Kristie loved all children, and doing all things children loved to do. She enjoyed arts and crafts, her favorite of which was painting rocks with her nieces and nephews. She loved the idea of hiding them all around town for children to find. Kristie loved spending time with her family in Rockport. Her favorite thing to do was to sit on the back porch and watch the waves and people go by. She was always willing to sit in the sand and make sand castles with all the kids.
Kristie is survived by her husband Jason Geisler; sons Colson and Conner; parents Randy and Dulcie (Whitley) Schulte; father-in-law Carl Geisler (Peggy); mother-in-law Debbie Dudo (Bob); sister Kim Schulte Langford (Henry John), brother Blake Schulte (Kalli), brother-in-law J.R. Geisler (Brandy); sister-in-law Jamie Pearson (Ken); nephews Brock Langford and Nathan Pearson, and nieces Brittany Geisler, Bridget Geisler, Emily Pearson, Tenley Langford, Hannah Pearson, Raelynn Schulte, Ryver Schulte, Bayker Schulte, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Ralph and Dulcie Whitley and Hubert and Betty Schulte, aunt Carole Whitley, uncle Bill Whitley, and cousin Calamity Whitley.
Visitation will be at Henneke Funeral Home Saturday, Sept. 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services for Kristie will be held at Henneke Funeral Home Sunday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. with burial to follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.
Pallbearers for Kristie will include Timothy Kocian, Paul Bertrand, J.R. Geisler, Wade Johnson, Josh Wilson and Buddy Stavinoha.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making donations to the Columbus Elementary School (CES) Teacher Activity Fund, 1324 Bowie St., Columbus, TX 78934.
Online condolences may be given at www.hennekefuneralhome.com.
Family will walk into church to Katherine McPhee’s Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Mike will read the Obituary and then say a few words
Carrie Underwood --
Reading of family members’ letters to Kristie
Mike say closing words Alicia-- How Great Thou Art