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GEIGER, James "Jim"

James "Jim" Geiger, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2021, in Tipp City, Ohio. Formerly of Berea, Ohio. Son of

Raymond and Genevieve (Matelski) Geiger. Father to Laurie Appenzeller (Marshall), Randy Geiger, Julie Geiger, Tonya Lawson, and Mark Lawson (Lori). Grandfather to Ryan and Logan Appenzeller, Chase and Amelia Duncan, Paige, Grace, and Adam Lawson. Brother to Marilyn Stack and Ruth Gedeon (Dennis). He was preceded in death by his wife Cindi and son Randy. His job with the Cadillac Military Tank plant led him from Cleveland to Dayton where he worked for

Chrysler Corp for 30 years. Jim never met a car he didn't like or couldn't fix. His hobby was restoring old cars and turning them into street rods. One of his restorations was featured in Custom Cars and Lead Sleds. He was given The Little Guy award for best in show for a non-professional. His barn in Brookville was full of 57 Chevys, aka "parts" he called them. He traded cars for horses when he married Cindi. Together they enjoyed a small horse farm outside of Huber Heights where they raised painted Tennessee Walkers. Their hobbies included horses, bowling, golfing and gambling. Later they

retired to Tipp City, OH, where they settled into a little neighborhood that quickly grew to love them as family. His neighbors nicknamed him The Commissioner; he had an open porch policy. We miss him already. Our dad was loving, supportive, stern, and always fair. His grandchildren described him as kindhearted, thoughtful, compassionate, funny, gentle, and supportive. A visitation will be held Friday, April 9th, 5-7pm at Marker and Heller Funeral Home in Huber Heights, Ohio. Masks enforced.

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 7, 2021.
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Jane Geiger
April 9, 2021
We will miss him dearly. So sorry for your loss. Our hearts our broken.
Carl and Diane Crawford
April 8, 2021
Dearest Julia, I wasn't fortunate enough to meet your loving Father but I know how much love you shared for each other! Angie, Nelly and I are sorry we couldn't be here by your side today but are there for you back in SLC! Thinking of you, Amelia & Chase and your family! With love and our deepest sympathies,
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April 8, 2021
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April 8, 2021
So sad to hear of your loss. I've known Jim since high school. Later we also moved to Dayton where we enjoyed visiting with them, and seeing our children grow. Jim is godfather to my daughter Paula .
A car person for sure! He could restore a car to perfection! Greatest memory is his since of humor! Sincerity,and honesty.
Sharon Runyan Hawley
April 8, 2021
Julia....I am sorry for the sudden loss of your sweet Dad. I know how much you adored him and I always enjoy hearing the stories about him during the years. Sending you hugs...Julie Hayes
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