Bertha R. “Bert” Geiger

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Bertha R. “Bert” Geiger, age 80, of Highland, passed away Monday, May 11 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 80 year old Bertha R. “Bert” Geiger will be Friday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, also in Highland. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to King’s House in Belleville, St. Paul School Foundation, or to the family.

She was born April 21, 1935, in Pierron, IL, the daughter of John H. and Edna E. (nee Frisse) Weis.

On May 10, 1955, she married Raymond J. Geiger who passed away on May 22, 2006.

She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of K of C Council 1580 Ladies Auxiliary.; St. Paul Funeral Choir; Former member of Daughters of Isabella; Church Bible Study; Annual visits to King’s House; Perpetual Adoration at St. Joseph Hospital; Volunteer at HACSM Food Pantry; Served meals at Faith Countryside Homes; General Community Volunteer; Worked out daily at Korte Rec. Center.

Bert was born and grew up in Pierron. She attended Immaculate Conception School. Prior to her marriage she worked at Wick Organ Co., and later at Chastain’s of Highland, and then worked at TruBuy Grocery Store, where she retired approximately 18 years ago. She sold World Book Encyclopedia for many years. She and her husband lived and farmed southeast of Highland all of their married life. She enjoyed Cardinal Baseball and played Euchre on Thursday nights at the Highland KC Hall, on Friday nights at the KC Hall in Breese and tournaments on Sunday. She enjoyed family time and time with friends at the farm. She was a quilter at church, and a Eucharistic Minister for home bound and nursing home patients. She helped with the coleslaw at the Kirchenfest for many years.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Deborah A. (Robert) Vance, Highland, IL
Son – Dale F. (Paula) Geiger, Highland, IL
Daughter – Cecilia “Ceil” M. (Steve) Kloss, Highland, IL
Daughter – Monica S. (Jeffrey) Toennies, Highland, IL
Son – John J. Geiger, Highland, IL
Son – Ronald R. (Lisa) Geiger, Chicago, IL
Grandchild – Robert E. (Elizabeth) Vance Jr., Doha, Qatar,
Grandchild – Andy S. (Janet) Vance, St. Louis, MO
Grandchild – Joe P. (Erin) Vance, Barrington, IL
Grandchild – Tim J. (Fiancee Devon Thomas) Vance, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Mary E. Vance, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Gabrielle R. Geiger, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Gage G. Geiger, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Joshua R. (Amy) Kloss, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Derek P. Kloss, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Brittany M. Kloss, Boulder, CO
Grandchild – Nicholas S. (Lindsay) Toennies, St. Peters, MO
Grandchild – Tiffany G. (Mark) Iwinski, Mokena, IL
Grandchild – Alicia R. (Thomas) Rose, Lakewood, CO
Grandchild – Logan J. Geiger, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Mason L. Geiger, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Nolan Jack Geiger, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Sonja R. Geiger, Chicago, IL
Grandchild – Melissa A. (Thomas) Linas, Chicago, IL
Great Grandchildren – Ten.
Brother – Cyril “Cy” (Delores) Weis, Pocahontas, IL
Brother – Wilbert “Willie” (Anne) Weis, Pierron, IL
Brother – Herbert (Shirley) Weis, St. Jacob, IL
Sister – Francis Luitjohan, Grantfork, IL
Sister In-law – Marie Weis, Pocahontas, IL

She was preceded in death by:
Father – John H. Weis
Mother – Edna E. Weis nee Frisse
Husband – Raymond J. Geiger died 5/22/2006
Son – Donald G. Geiger died 5/11/1996
Brother – Raymond F. Weis died 7/10/2003
Brother – Lester F. Weis died 1/11/2006
Brother – Earl L. Weis died 10/28/1994
Sister – Marie Deak

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249
618-654-2133

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