NSRT History




Sr. Francis

Sister Francis Salesia Geiger, RT, FASRT

(11/23/1897 - 09/27/1968)


Sister Francis Salesia, Anne Geiger, was born on November 23, 1897, in Koln-Enrenfeld, West Germany. Sister entered the Novitiate of Our Congregation on April 26, 1919.

Sister Salesia dedicated her religious life to God in many exemplary ways. She came to the United States from Germany in 1921, became a Registered Nurse and served in this capacity for many years. Sister also became a Registered X-Ray Technologist and ministered in this capacity in several hospitals.

Sister was a member of, and active in, many organization of X-Ray Technologists. She received the honor of FASRT Fellow in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, for her dedication and contributions to her profession.

Sister Salesia came to Lincoln from Grand Island in May 1954 and became Director of the Saint Elizabeth Hospital School of Radiology Technology. She remained in that position until 1965, when she stepped down, but remained on as Physics Instructor until her retirement from teaching in 1968.

Sister semi-retired to Mount St. Francis in Colorado Springs, at which time she served as Spiritual Assistant in the Secular Franciscans. In 1984, she retired to St. Clare Convent and in September 1988, Sister Salesia passed to her eternal home.

She will be remembered for her dedication and commitment to the Secular Franciscans as well as for her dedication to her profession and her students.



NSRT Past Presidents


Sr. Mary Liberia 1931 - 1932
Erminda Clark 1932 - 1933
Pauline McGough 1933 - 1934
Helena MacCloud 1934 - 1935
Sr. Mina Carlson 1935 - 1936
Iva Robbins Sparks 1936 - 1937
Mollie Kirk Ekberg 1937 - 1938
Irma Brauer 1938 - 1939
Alice Bussey 1939 - 1940
Josephine Wittman 1940 - 1941
Josephine Wittman 1941 - 1942
Louise Dolhanyk 1942 - 1943
Mildred Linch 1943 - 1944
Mildred Linch 1944 - 1945
Viola Maas Hughes 1945 - 1946
Evelyn Peters 1946 - 1947
Jane Reilley Bocek 1947 - 1948
Norma Case 1948 - 1949
Norma Case 1949 - 1950
Grace Weaver 1950 - 1951
Dorothy Lusch Pallas 1951 - 1952
Dorothy Lusch Pallas 1952 - 1953
Carol Thomsen 1953 - 1954
Carol Thomsen 1954 - 1955
Daniel J Donnelly 1955 - 1956
Marilyn Brandt 1956 - 1957
Glen Eich 1957 - 1958
Glen Eich 1958 - 1959
Nellie W Schaffer 1959 - 1960
Sr Francis Salesia 1960 - 1961
Bruce N Schlaebitz 1961- 1962
Dolores M Banks 1962 - 1963
Dolores M Banks 1963 - 1964
Sara Sussman 1964 - 1965
Joseph C Barry 1965 - 1966
Roderick Gerdes 1966 - 1967
Marie Heinz 1967 - 1968
Agnes Baugh 1968 - 1969
John Lesnak 1969 - 1970
Judy Bassart 1970 - 1971
Larry Mrky 1971 - 1972
Cheryl Sanders 1972 - 1973
John Sonnenfield 1973 - 1974
Sandy Cronk 1974 - 1975
Dale Dahms 1975 - 1976
James Temme 1976 - 1977
Robert Barney 1977 - 1978
Al Robinson 1978 - 1979
Patrick Englehaupt 1979 - 1980
Gale Peterson 1980 - 1981
Deb Pierce Cramer 1981 - 1982
Judy Sund Mieth 1982 - 1983
Deb Fischer Blom 1983 - 1984
Linda Black Coster 1984 - 1985
Lynda Reynolds 1985 - 1986
Lynda Reynolds 1986 - 1987
Kelly Thomalla 1987 - 1988
Brad Moseley 1988 - 1989
Brad Moseley 1989 - 1990
Jean Korth 1990 - 1991
Dale Brummer 1991 - 1992
Dan Gilbert 1992 - 1993
Christine Hatton 1993 - 1994
Pam Philson 1994 - 1995
Liana Watson 1995 - 1996
Tammy Homolka 1996 - 1997
Susan Nelson Schneider 1997
Gail Young 1998
Connie Mitchell 1998 - 1999
Patricia Halley 1999 - 2000
Troy Betancur 2000 - 2001
Randy Boltz 2001
Karen Prouty 2002
Joni Cantrell 2002 - 2003
Bev Niewohner Harvey 2003 - 2004
Dan Gilbert 2004 - 2005
Randy Prouty 2005 - 2006
Deb Hilzer 2006 - 2007
Haywood Cunningham 2007 -2008
Rob Hughes 2008 - 2009
Brandon Holt 2009 - 2010
Ashley Sandoz 2010 - 2011
Angela Cyza 2011 - 2012
Randy Prouty 2012 - 2013
Kris Bryan 2013 - 2014
Rob Hughes 2014 - 2015
Cristi Engel 2015 - 2016
Tanya Custer 2016 - 2017
Shelli Weddum 2017 - 2018
Angela Cyza 2018 - 2019