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    Geisse was born on September 1, 1920, in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of aeronautical inventor John Harlin and Esther (née Wattawa) Geisse. He grew up in the Washington, DC, area and attended St. John's College High School. He was set to graduate from the United States Naval Academy with the class of 1942, until the attack on Pearl Harbor ...

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    John Harlin Geisse & Ester Wattawa Geisse two children (John F. Geisse, Nancy Geisse Falls) John Francis Geisse & Mary Ann Wakeen Geisse (Larry Geisse, ...

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    John Francis Geisse (1920-1992) Retail Pioneer & Leader Founder of Target Stores, Venture Stores, The Wholesale Club. Husband of Mary Ann Wakeen Geisse Father of ten children. John F. Geisse (died Feb 21, 1992 aged 71) was a pioneer in mass merchandising.

  4. Sam Walton, who often consulted Geisse, called him "a pioneer in innovative retailing concepts". Personal life. Geisse was married to the former Mary Ann Wakeen. Together, they had 10 children. Geisse died of a heart attack in Indianapolis in 1992. He was buried near his parents in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.

  5. John married Susanna Geisse (born Bistline) on month day 1845, at age 26. Susanna was born on January 10 1823, in PA. They had 3 children: Elizabeth Agnes Bowers (born Geese) and 2 other children .

  6. John Geisse Biography John Francis Geisse (September 1, 1920 – February 21, 1992) was an American businessman. He founded three successful retail chains: Target Discount Stores, Venture Stores, and The Wholesale Club (which merged in 1991 with Sam's Club).

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