He was born at home on September 6, 1943 in Cabool, Missouri, to Andrew R. and Ruth A. Geisler. Graduating in 1962 he was a key member of the Cabool High School football team. During the Vietnam War he served in the Navy. Jerrell was an avid hunter and outdoorsman enjoying the mountains from Colorado to Alaska.
He married Ann Jasterson on July 18, 1999 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; three sons, Shawn Geisler of Florida, Michael Geisler of Colorado and Derek Geisler of Wyoming; one brother, Terry Geisler, and two sisters, Laura Melton and Sue Riley, all of Columbia, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronnie.
Visitation was held at Schrader Funeral Home, Tuesday, November 13, at 1:00 p.m. with services immediately following at 2:00 with the Reverend Dan Irish officiating.