Curtis ‘Geibs’ Wayne Geibel
Dec. 11, 1955 – Mar. 30, 2020
Curtis ‘Geibs’ Wayne Geibel, 64, of Hygiene, Colorado, passed away on Monday March 30th, 2020, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. Curt was born on December 11th, 1955, in Rugby North Dakota to Eugene and Doreen (Paulson) Geibel. Curtis was the second of four siblings. The Geibel family moved from Wolford, North Dakota to Boulder, Colorado in 1961 before settling in Longmont in
1962. Curt graduated from Longmont High School in 1974 before attending North Dakota State School of Science, where he received his associates degree in automotive technology. Soon after he completed his associates of business degree at Aims Community College. He enjoyed playing football throughout high school and college, and his entrepreneurial spirit was made evident by his early distribution of Coors to fellow beer drinkers in North Dakota. He started his automotive career at Howard Johnson’s before working at Bear Alignment in Longmont Colorado. He met his soon to be wife Wanda Young on a blind date in 1979 at the Chili Pepper restaurant in Denver. They married on November 22, 1980, in Holyoke, Colorado. Their daughter Tamara was born in 1982. Curtis and his family moved to Hygiene in 1984, where he
became known for answering calls with his patented ‘Geib’s Align-ment Service, Curt Speaking’. In 1987 the family grew again with the birth of his son Kasey. He and Wanda raised their family in Hygiene before he retired in 2006 due to health issues. Throughout retirement Curtis spent time in North Dakota getting to know every cove of Devils Lake, helping with wheat harvest in Holyoke, and working on personal
projects in the backyard shop. Curtis divided his free time between fishing, ice fishing, fly fishing, deep sea fishing, bringing extra people along to catch more fish, gardening, snowmobiling, hunting, working on his ever expanding (and personally named) fleet of cars, crisscrossing the country to watch his children’s multitude of sporting events; no matter the activity he always took the back roads. If there was a
favorite getaway destination, it would have been the Hobo Hot Springs of Saratoga Wyoming; if there was one place that Curt was always drawn towards, it was the solitude of Pleasant Lake, North Dakota. While there were only a few times Curt was convinced to step foot on a plane, he would gladly recount his trips to Alaska, Europe, Cancun, and Florida (the least happy place on Earth). Curt was a lifelong
sports fan, devoutly following the CU Buffs, Denver Broncos and Duke Blue Devils. No matter where Curt was, he could keep anything running (or at least dragging until it got home).
Curtis is survived by his wife Wanda and children Tamara and Kasey, brother Dale (& Vickie) Geibel and sister Charlotte (& Wyatt) Beachler, sister-in-law Karen (& John) Brennan, brother-in-law Larry (&
Sally) Young and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Doreen Geibel and brother Dwight ‘Noots’ Geibel. A celebration of his life will be planned at a later date.
A memorial service will be planned for North Dakota this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the North Dakota Division of Wildlife. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.
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