Geoffrey Leigh Walthes, 34, of Germantown, Ill., born April 5, 1981, in Nashville, Ill., passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Highland, Ill.
Geoffrey owned and operated Walthes Waterproofing, he had been in trade for 15 years and an owner the last four years. He had many talents, loves, and joys. He was an amazing pool player and was on Clinton County Bank Pool League and the St. Clair County Bank Pool League. He had a talent and love for taking things from being in shambles and making them spectacular. His love was for the outdoors, swimming, his girls, fishing, camping, four wheeler riding, and BBQ's with family and friends. His laughter was contagious. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in New Memphis. Geoff's love for his family was extraordinary. His girls were his entire world. He will be remembered as the most hard working, kind hearted, most giving, loving friend, husband, and daddy.
Mr. Walthes was preceded by his paternal grandmother, Marjorie Walthes; paternal grandfather, Arnold "Butch" Walthes; maternal grandmother, Barbara Fox; maternal grandfather, Jerry Fox; and his uncle, Evert Hodges.
Surviving are his wife, Susan, nee Wess, Walthes, whom he married on Sept. 4, 2003, at St. Peters Lutheran Church in New Memphis, Ill., and his children, Alana and Kyleah all of Germantown; his mother, Brenda Richter (special friend Clinton Morgan) of Mascoutah: his father, Gary (Vicki) Walthes of Coulterville; three brothers, Gary (Jeanette) Walthes of Bartelso, and Franklin and Donovan Walthes both of Coulterville; his sister, Deane (BJ) Campbell of Tennessee; his aunt, Pat Hodges of New Baden; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Susan and Perry Elder of Fairview Heights; two brothers-in-law, Denny (Nicki) Wess of Belleville, and Josh (Micki) McKnight of Walkertown, North Carolina; nieces and nephews, Lathian, Zoe, Ethan, Dominic, Gage, Gavin, and Haley Walthes, Andrew, Jaxon, and Vance Wess, and Gabrieal McKnight, Justin and Jacob Campbell; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Memorials can be made in honor of Geoffrey to the charity of donor's choice and will be accepted at Nordike Funeral Home, 15 East Hanover Street, New Baden, Ill.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at Nordike Funeral Home, New Baden, Ill., and from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, New Memphis, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at St. Peter Lutheran Church with Rev. Eichhorn and Rev. Fletcher officiating. Interment will follow at Greenmount Cemetery in New Baden, Ill.
NORDIKE FUNERAL HOME, New Baden, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 16, 2015