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Obituary: Geiser

Eileen Dressler Geiser, 96, passed away at 3:20pm, March 4, 2020 at Advocate Bromenn Medical Center, Normal.


A graveside service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Avoca Township Cemetery, Fairbury. Pastor Ann Champion will be officiating.


Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.


She was born August 11, 1923 in Lebo, Kansas, the daughter of Samuel B. and Nellie A. (Smith) Dressler. She grew up on a farm in Kansas during the Great Depression. She moved to Fairbury in 1962 and to Bloomington in 1997.


Eileen married Donald H. Geiser April 4, 1943 in Lebo, Kansas. He died on September 27, 1996.


Surviving are her son, Harlan and his wife Brenda (Freed) Geiser of Bloomington. Other survivors include four grandsons, Chad (Rachel), Clayton, Colby (Dara White) and Chase (Kaelie), and 9 great grandchildren. One brother and two sisters proceeded her in death.

Eileen majored in music at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. She was a professional pianist and taught private piano for over 30 years. She was also a piano associate at Von Maur for several years.


Eileen was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington.


In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be provided to Westminster Village or the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.


The family thanks Westminster Village, Martin Health Center, Advocate Bromenn Medical Center, Hospice, and the staff at Medical Hills for their terrific care. Thank you to family, friends and colleagues who provided support, comfort and offers to assist.

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