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Harry Geisler

Harry F. Geisler, 83, died on April 13 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.

He was born on March 22, 1917, in Lake Mills, Wisc., to Emil and Doris Homann Geisler.

On June 24, 1939, he and Eunice E. Selover were married in Dubuque, Iowa.

Mr. Geisler was a machinist for 40 years and retired in 1982. He loved hunting, fishing and anything outdoors.

He was a Lutheran and had resided in Minden for eight years, coming from Philomath, Ore.

Surviving Mr. Geisler are his wife Eunice of Minden; daughter Karen D. Pestana of Minden and son Bruce A. Geisler of Baton Rouge, La.; sisters Beverly Geisler of Benton, Ariz., and Joy Sheller of Peoria, Ariz.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville handled arrangements.

Allen Hartman

Allen E. Hartman, 72, died on April 14 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno.

He was born on Dec. 30, 1927, in Elizabeth, Pa., to Charles and Ruby Monheim Hartman.

He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a musician in his youth and enjoyed playing the saxophone.

On Sept. 8, 1963, he and Elaine N. Fox were married in Pasadena, Calif.

Mr. Hartman was a ski instructor for 35 years and owner of The Sports Store in Simi Valley, Calif.

He moved to Gardnerville two years ago, coming from Burbank, Calif.

He was known as “Uncle Al” from Uncle Al’s Greenhouse, and he owned a hydroponic greenhouse in Gardnerville.

“I built the 1,500 square-foot greenhouse for him and he was going to add on to it,” said neighbor and friend, Mike Jarrett. “Al was a very, very pleasant man – very upbeat. He always had a joke, or something pleasant to say.”

“Al was a pretty amazing man,” said friend John O’Neill, who was a regular customer of Al’s hydroponic tomato business. “He played with many of the big bands. He was a ski instructor in Colorado and he had the most unbelieveable tomatoes.”

His sister Brenna preceded him in death in 1996.

Surviving are his wife Elaine Hartman of Gardnerville and godchildren Dr. Scott Ellner of San Diego, Calif., and Jordan Ellner of Los Angeles, Calif.

No services will be held.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville handled arrangements.

John Malek

John J. Malek, 77, of Schenectady, N.Y., died on April 13 at his residence.

Mr. Malek is the father of John Joseph Malek of Gardnerville.

He was born in Troy, N.Y., on Feb. 17, 1923, and served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946.

He had been a baker for over 48 years and was an active communicant of St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park.

Mr. Malek was a 55-year member of the Trojan Keglers bowling league, an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, fishing and a great game of horseshoes.

Mr. Hartman is survived by three children and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 17, and interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waterford.

Contributions may be made in Mr. Malek’s memory for a stained glass window to St. Edward the Confessor Church, 5659 Clifton park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

Dale Webster

Dale W. Webster, 79, died on April 15 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.

He was born in California on May 27, 1920, to Willard and Evelyn French Webster.

A resident of Carson City for 11 years, he retired from the Yerington police department after 12 years of service. He had also been a police officer in Barstow, Calif.

Mr. Webster is survived by his wife Valeria of Carson City; son Dale W. Webster Jr. of Havasu City, Ariz., daughter Jackie Conklin of Vacaville, Calif., and stepchildren Steven Hurt of Yerington and Jessica King, Sarah Wink and Kelly Allen, all of Carson City; brother Jack Webster of Topaz Ranch Estates; numerous grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

No services will be held.

FitzHenry’s Funeral Home in Carson City handled arrangements.

Dabert Wyatt

Visitation for Dabert Wyatt, 63, will be held tomorrow, April 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City, where the funeral service will be held on Friday, April 21, at 1 p.m.

Burial will be in Genoa Cemetery, followed by a dinner at the Dresslerville Gym in Dresslerville.

Mr. Wyatt, a lifelong resident of Gardnerville, died on April 16 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.

He was born on Dec. 23, 1936, to Robert and Lesha Coleman Wyatt.

He was a Vietnam veteran, having served two tours in the Army. He volunteered for the second tour of duty to keep his brother Harold from having to go, but they were both sent.

Mr. Wyatt enjoyed running and camping, and he loved outdoor activities and being with his family and his dogs.

He was past vice-chairman of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, past chairman of Douglas County democratic Central Committee, past trustee of Carson Valley Historical Society and a board member for Washoe Development Enterprise and for the Washoe Housing Authority. He also served on S.I.T.E. Council for Washoe Tribe Senior Citizen Center.

Predeceasing Mr. Wyatt were his parents and brother Harold.

Survivors include his brothers Vernon Wyatt, Robert Wyatt and Lloyd Wyatt, all of Gardnerville, Daniel Wyatt of Woodfords and Floyd Wyatt of Reno; sisters Barbara Zieroth, Doris W. Buckhart and Kathie Wyatt, all of Gardnerville, and Victoria J. Wyatt of Reno; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City handled arrangements.