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Obituary: William James Geiger

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home:

William “Bill” Geiger, 66 of Calumet passed away on October 28,2020 at his home in the comforting care of his family after a 12-year long battle with multiple cancers. 

Bill was born on July 14, 1954 at the Calumet Public Hospital to James and Lois Geiger. He attended local schools, graduating in 1972. He then enlisted in the military, serving with the Navy Seabees during the Vietnam era. He returned home to work until his health forced him to retire.

Bill enjoyed spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, hunting with his daughter Nancy, hiking, rock picking, gardening, and doing small wood working projects. 

Bill was preceded in death by his father, James Geiger.

He is survived by his wife Joni, his daughter Nancy (Justin) Riopelle, and his grandson Marcus who he lovingly called “my little buddy”

He is also survived by his mother Lois Geiger of Calumet, his brother Scott (Angela) Geiger of Pleasant Lake, Michigan, Brother-in-laws: Jim, Eric and Dan (Patty) Rajaniemi, and Sister-in-laws: Becky Spelich, Denise (Paul) Meneguzzo, Lisa (Bruce) Sutinen. Along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

He also leaves behind his loving and faithful dog, “Sofi”. 

A graveside service will be held on Friday May 28, 2021 in Section 73 of the Lake View Cemetery with Pastor Jared Howard to officiate.

The Erickson Crowley Funeral Home of Calumet is assisting the family.

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