Arthur Al Geick
October 21, 1929
February 25, 2021
Arthur Al Geick, age 91, passed away peacefully at his home on Gun and Rod Road on February 25th, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
A native Washington Countian, Arthur Al, known by his friends as Geick, was born on October 21st, 1929 to Betty Dietz Geick and Arthur F. Geick. His father, Arthur F. Geick, was a successful business owner in Brenham, and held various positions, including Chairman of the Board at Brenham National Bank, formally known as Farmer’s National Bank.
Arthur Al graduated from Brenham High School in 1948 where he played football and was on the 1947 District Champion Brenham Cub Football Team. He, along with his teammates, was inducted into the Cub Football Hall of Honor at Blinn College. Arthur Al went on to continue his education at Texas A&M University as a member of the Corps of Cadets and later served as the Company Commander of A-Company Ordnance, the largest company on campus. He graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and was a certified and registered Professional Engineer in Texas. Upon graduation Arthur Al went on to serve 2 years of active duty as an Officer in the U.S. Army in Fort Knox, Kentucky in Company B 386 Armored Engineering Ordnance and continued to serve as Commanding Officer of Company B in the National Guard which he enjoyed and was very proud to have been associated with the local unit of the Texas National Guard. He was also active in the Texas Public Employees Association.
During his time at Fort Knox, he met and married June Hope Burford, whose home is Charleston, West Virginia. They would move and start a family in Brenham, Texas on Gun and Rod Road. Arthur Al and June had 2 children, Susan Betty Geick and David Arthur Geick. After serving in the Army, he returned to Brenham, Texas to work for the Texas Department of Transportation formerly known as the Texas Highway Department. In 1961 Arthur Al took over as Supervising Resident Engineer. During his 38 years of service he was responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of highways. Approximately 929 acres of land was obtained for right of way to improve highways in Washington, Grimes, and Burleson Counties. Arthur Al was always very proud and spoke highly of the people working in his Residency.
Arthur Al was a member of the Texas A&M Association of Former Students and Century Club, a member and former President of the Brenham Gun and Rod Club, former President of the Wonder Hill Shooting Club, served twice on the Board of Directors for the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, was a National Council Member of the USO, involved with the Chappell Hill Historical Society, presented films and lectures for Drivers Education Classes, Litter Control, Beautify Texas, presented engineering papers at Texas A&M University, speaker at many Civic Clubs, served as the Vice President of Washington County Little League for 5 years over several divisions, served as Engineering Advisor of the Junior Engineering Technology Society (JETS) at Brenham High School, a member of the Sons of Hermann, served on the Vestry at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church and served as Senior Warden, a member of Brenham Rotary Club, involved in the United Fund of Washington County and Heart Fund, educated and developed the promotion and growth of Bluebonnets and other wildflowers in Washington County, served on the committee to the development of “Welcome to Washington County” structures, instrumental in obtaining the historical designation and marker for Rosedale Nursery, featured in the “Recollections History of Brenham” Documentary, awarded Eagle Scout in 1946 at Washington on the Brazos by Air Force General Stratemeyer, was a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 85 during war years when adult scout leaders were not available, and served as the 1939 Junior Maifest King with Frances Ann Navaratil Bredthauer, and in more recent years, Arthur Al and Frances Ann were honored to serve as Grand Marshals in a Maifest Parade.
Arthur Al grew up fishing at Gun and Rod Club which would later dedicate Geick Lake in his honor. He loved cooking for family and friends and was known for his “Holy Frijoles” at the Episcopal Men’s Chili Supper. Arthur Al enjoyed music, working in his shop on woodworks, paintings, carvings and sketching, working in his yard, hunting, bowling as a City Champ, gardening, shooting club, target practice, telling jokes and stories. For the 5 seasons they were organized, Arthur Al enjoyed playing for and managing the Germania slow pitch softball team that won the leagues and tournaments from 1973-1977. He loved spending time with family and friends and enjoyed the comradery of his fellow hunters for 40 plus years on the Camp Ranch. Arthur Al was a proud fan of Texas A&M Athletics, especially Aggie football and baseball, and the Houston Astros.
Arthur Al is survived by his daughter Susan Geick, his son David Geick, his granddaughter Lauren Hope Juliano Barnett and her husband David Barnett. Arthur Al was preceded in death by his wife June Geick and his parents Betty and Arthur F. Geick.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to caregivers and family friends Irma Pruitt and Bridget Gray.
The memorial service for Arthur Al Geick will be held on Saturday March 13th, 2021, at 11:00 am at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 2310 Airline Drive in Brenham, Texas. The church and family asks for masks to be worn and social distance guidelines to be followed.
Donations may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice.
Always a proud Fightin’ Texas Aggie, Arthur Al Class of 52’ will be honored in the April presentation of Silver Taps at Texas A&M University in College Station. Softly call the Muster, Let comrade answer, “Here!”