Theodore Tellius Geib Jr.
1953 - 2021
BORN
1953
DIED
2021
Theodore Tellius Geib, Jr
Winter Haven, FL
January 7, 1953 - September 10, 2021
Winter Haven – Theodore Tellius Geib, Jr., 68, of Winter Haven, FL, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021, at Heart of Florida Hospital in Orlando.
He was born January 7, 1953, in Big Rapids, the son of Ted and Shirley (Vis) Geib. Ted lived most of his life in Big Rapids, graduating from Big Rapids High School in 1971. He spent many years working at Giantway food store in Big Rapids. After the store closed, he attended Ferris State University and obtained a degree in Heating and Cooling. Ted worked in the Grand Rapids area for a few years before returning to Big Rapids and eventually retiring from Hayworth Manufacturing.
On February 11, 2012, he married Sally Naimo Bender and they lived their married life in Big Rapids. Upon retirement in 2018, they spent the majority of their time in Winter Haven. Retirement allowed Ted time to enjoy riding his motorcycle, play shangi-hi rummy with family, listen to Tiger baseball games, and to be the family "go to" person for electronic gadget explanations.
Ted is survived by his wife Sally; children Theodore Geib, III of Chippewa Lake, Samantha Brown of Big Rapids, Michael (Stephanie) Bender of Grand Rapids; his mother Shirley Geib of Big Rapids; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister Cheryl Wheeler of Traverse City; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Theodore (Ted) Geib, Sr, brothers George and Timothy Geib, and brother-in-law Frank Wheeler.
Per his request a private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Expressions of condolences and/or memorial contributions may be mailed to Sally Geib, 7400 Cypress Garden Blvd, Lot 49, Winter Haven, FL 33884.


Published by Big Rapids News on Sep. 15, 2021.
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We are so sorry to hear about Ted. Such a good man. God bless you and your family. Kimmy and Otis (Saps)
Kimberley B Smith
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September 17, 2021
Sally, we are so sorry for your loss. Ted was a good man. Condolences Sally.
Sandy & Lonnie Netzel
September 16, 2021
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