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James Michael Geist

August 4, 1952 - December 1, 2019

James Michael Geist, 67, of Springfield, died at 5:20 am, Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born August 4, 1952, in Springfield, to James Edward and Marjorie (Cantrall) Geist. He married Debra Powell and she survives.

Also surviving are 3 children, Michael (Lori) Geist, Melissa (fiancé: Pete Smith) Geist and Jennifer (Les) Robinson, all of Springfield; 7 grandchildren; 6 siblings, Matt (Joellen) Geist of Springfield, Tom (Connie) Geist of Springfield, David Geist of Springfield, Raymond (Dee Dee) Geist of Springfield, Anna (George) Geist-Richard of Cantrall, and Rick (Sonja) Geist of Springfield; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

James is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Ann Brennan.

He belonged to and was very involved with St. Joseph Church serving on the Pastoral Council. He belonged to Knights of Columbus- Fr. Edward Gorman, CSV #17229.

James worked in telecommunications at Horace Mann for over 15 years.

Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Friday, December 6, 2019 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield, IL, with a prayer service at 4 pm.

Funeral Mass: 10 am, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Joseph Church, Springfield, IL with Reverend Manuel Cuizon officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Parish.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

St. Joseph Church


1345 N. 6th Street, Springfield, IL, 62702

217-544-7426 Map

Cemetery Information

Roselawn Memorial Park


1735 S Camp Butler Rd
Springfield, IL 62707

(217) 525-1661 Map

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Parish.

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