- The Washington Times - Friday, March 12, 2004

Glen R. Geyer, 78,retired dress designer

Glen Richard Geyer, one of Chicago’s leading dress designers from the 1940s to the 1980s, died March 3 of multiple illnesses at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chicago. He was 78.

The only brother of foreign correspondent Georgie Anne Geyer, a columnist for The Washington Times, Mr. Geyer worked for many years in the dress business in Chicago and was a highly popular designer. He was living in the Alden Lincoln Park Home and Care Center at the time of his death.

He was raised on the Chicago’s Southwest Side and attended Cook School and Calumet High School. At 18, he was sent overseas to fight in World War II and almost immediately joined the Lightning Division in the Battle of the Bulge. Only a handful of his division survived.

Wounded, Mr. Geyer was sent to England to recover. After receiving the Purple Heart he served in the U.S. postwar occupation of Berlin before returning home.

He attended the Institute of International Technology for one year before graduating from the American Academy of Art.

Mr. Geyer designed dresses that sold in the hundreds of thousands for the companies he worked for, including the Morton Bregman Co. and the R&M; Kauffman Co., from which he retired in 1989.

Besides his sister, Mr. Geyer is survived by his companion, Robert L. Simpson of Chicago. A memorial service will be held in the fall.

Donations in his memory can be sent to the Anti-Cruelty Society, 510 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60610.

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