James N Geiger
Mar. 28, 1945 - May 15, 2014
James N Geiger
James N. “Jim” Geiger, age 69, of Chilton, died on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born March 28, 1945 in Green Bay, WI, son of the late Norbert Sr. & Monica (Kopidlansky) Geiger. Jim married Elizabeth “Betty” Schmitz on October 12, 1968 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jericho. Jim was an avid outdoorsman who took time to fish and hunt and enjoyed every moment he could spend with his family. Jim also felt privileged to have been a bus driver for many years. He took the greatest pride in his beloved 1937 Oliver Hart Parr tractor that he drove in many parades and presented at numerous shows. Survivors include his wife: Betty; his children: Cathy (Eric) Pagel of Chilton, Holly (Matthew) Brick of Greenleaf, James (GeriLynn) Geiger, II of Chilton, John (Laura) Geiger of Chilton; 8 grandchildren: Ashley & Alex Pagel, Mathias & Joshua Brick, Vincent & Madeline Geiger, Lindsay & Natalie Geiger; sisters and brothers: Sandra (Michael) Siehr, Norbert (Colette) Geiger, Jr., Randy (Rosie) Geiger, Michael (Karen) Geiger, Martha (Earl) Haag, Monica (Tony) Schmidt, Paul (Karen) Geiger, Albert (Kay Lynn) Geiger, Mary Ann (Steve) Piepenburg, Simon (Rhonda) Geiger; his mother-in-law: Viola Schmitz; and brothers-in-law: Dennis Schmitz and fiance Sue, Lester (Shirley) Schmitz, Bill Schmitz and his friend, Jane. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Barbara; an infant brother: Gerald; and his father-in-law: John Schmitz. Funeral service will be at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:00 pm until 6:45 pm on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Betty & Family,
Very sorry to read about Jim's passing and that we won't be in town for the service. You have our sympathies.
Gerry & Joan Woelfel (Friends) - May 21, 2014
You all are in my thoughts and prayers today. May your good memories help to ease the pain of your loss. My favorite...the smile on Jim's face as he drove his Oliver. Take care.
Gerette (friend) - May 20, 2014
A lot of great memories that were fun and you made us laugh! Love you Dad always and forever!
Holly Brick ((Daughter)) - May 19, 2014
Uncle Jim brought fun energy to the Geiger and Schmitz holiday family gatherings. Betty & Family, I hope you are able to find peace. Share good stories and fond memories.
Camilla Schmitz (Niece) - May 19, 2014
Got to sit and listen to a lot of interesting trucking stories one hundred times over. Will never forget the good times. RIP DAD
John Geiger (Son) - May 19, 2014
Had a lot of good card playing nights but the one we'll never forget was the night you came to our place to play cards with Bob & Carol in a big snow storm. That night Bob had to take you home because your car wouldn't start. Even though the weather was bad nobody was in a hurry to go home. So many fun times and laughs!!
Jim & Linda Kraus (Good card playing buddies) - May 18, 2014
Jim was one of my patients at Chilton Care Center and I was privileged to know him and appreciate his sense of humor and outstanding attitude. Jim was always a very caring individual who spoke highly and kindly of his family. May your memories of Jim help comfort you during this difficult time. God bless.
Sue Martin (COTA) - May 18, 2014
Betty and family,
We offer our heartfelt condolences to you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob and Jan Miller
Bob Miller (Betty's classmate) - May 18, 2014
Hank and my prayers go out to the family. Beautiful photo memories.
Doris Gretzinger (Geri's Mom) - May 17, 2014
Too many but the best was giving me away at my wedding!
Cathy Pagel (Daughter) - May 16, 2014