Neil Henry Geis
1941 - 2019
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November 25, 1941 ˜ December 23, 2019

Neil Henry Geis, 78, passed away on December 23rd, 2019, in Vancouver, WA. He was the husband of Jan Geis. They shared 51 years of marriage together.
Born in Portland, OR on November 25th, 1941, Neil was the son of Henry and Dorothy Geis. He graduated from Benson Tech High School and went to work at Fouch Electric the next day as a sheet metal worker. Neil worked his way up to foreman during his 42-year career there.
He enjoyed boxing, motorcycle riding, cars, building anything and everything in his shop, and supporting his son and daughter year-round with their sports. Neil became very active in both Jason and Tina’s athletics, especially coaching girls softball. He will be remembered for the batting cage he built and how he invited any/all teams to come use it.
Neil will be forever missed by his loving wife, Jan; his children, Jason Geis and Tina Diehl; and his grandchildren, Jake Geis, Jordan Geis and Gisele Diehl.
The funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 5th, 2020, at 12:30 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vancouver. Burial will follow at Park Hill Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Vancouver Funeral Chapel.
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Published in The Columbian on Dec. 29, 2019.
Funeral service
12:30 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
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January 6, 2020
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts, and prayers to you Jan and your entire family!
Darla Warner
January 4, 2020
Jan and family, our hearts are very heavy for you and the family. God will cradle you all in his presence and keep you safe in his care. We love and care for you all.
Fred and Crystal Johnson
January 4, 2020
We're thinking of you and Jason and Tina. I was so surprised to hear about Neil's passing so close to Bruce. All our love, Linda and Bill
January 4, 2020
Ken & I will really miss you. You & Ken had so much in common. All of your projects! Such great memories. You have been a fabulous friend for 45 years to me. Our girls grew up together and have remained friends thru the years. I will always remember and miss your fun chili get togethers. Some hot stuff!! RIP Neil.
Ken & Michelle Odem
January 4, 2020
I have known Neil my entire life. He was an amazing and talented man. I have many memories of him growing up. He could fix anything. I enjoyed his sarcasm and his ability to take it as well as dish it out. I am glad he is finally at peace. I send my love to the family and hope you cherish the many, many memories. I will miss you Baldy! With love, Funny Face
Heather Majewski
January 3, 2020
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Lucretia Bata
January 3, 2020
Jan, it has been so long since I have visited either one of you. Neil was one of Gary's friends that I always respected . Several times in the past years, I have driven by your house - even a few times showing a grandson where you live and mentioning one of Grandpa's friends lived there. Then I would tell about how talented Neil was - who else do you know that built his own sauna plus so many other things? How fortunate the two of you had so many wonderful years together. Your memories will be many and my wish is when you have the flashbacks-as you will many years into the future-all come with a smile. I am still teaching part time and working part time at the Moda Center for Blazer Games and events but I will stop and enjoy a visit with you sometime in the future. The last funeral I chose to attend was Gary's and that was 23 years ago. I will remember Neil as a genuine man of character, a quality father and husband, a man of value who was extremely talented and genuinely cared about each individual he met. My prayers and thoughts will continue to be with you as you design the next part of your life.
Mary Nelson
January 2, 2020
A good man. He will be missed.
Bob Hofferber
January 2, 2020
Jan, Jason, and Tina, my condolences. I can hardly imagine better neighbors than you and Neil. It seems like Neil was always in a good mood, and always ready to lend a hand. When the alternator went out on my rustbucket of a first car, Neil went into his shop and produced an identical alternator he'd extracted from a similar Chevy. It bolted right in and worked great. That's the kind of magician Neil was, and the kind of neighbor he was. He was an original, and I'll miss him at Kurt's Spicer family gatherings.
Jason Spicer
January 2, 2020
Jan, I count you and Neil being my neighbors all these years as one of the greatest blessings of my life. It's been hard to adjust to Neil not being there in the shop, working on his next project... I am so fortunate to have known Neil, and I really miss him. I know that the Pearly Gates won't ever need fixing, but if they did, Saint Peter couldn't do better than to call on Neil.
Kurt Spicer
January 1, 2020
Jan, Tina, and Jason, I am sorry to read about the passing of Neil. I remember from my Truman days how much he cherished his family. Take comfort in your precious memories. With care and respectful thoughts during this challenging time.

Karla Schlosser
Karla Schlosser
December 31, 2019
Jan - God's blessings to your family/ friends. May the days and years ahead sharing memories, etc of Neil bring you comfort, joy and the crazy times you shared.
Jeanne and Roy Czech
December 30, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Neil's passing. I went through Trinity and to high school with Jason. We just lost our dad unexpectedly the 20th, so we understand what you may be going through. Sending love and good thoughts your way during this difficult time. The Bakshas Family--Shelley, Kristen and Linda
December 30, 2019
Jan, I remember the days when you were a carhop at Waddles, and Neil would drive in in his Oldsmobile. I am sorry for your loss, wishing you well.
John Dush
December 30, 2019
Jan you have our prayer's. We are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. Love You Mike and Pat Phillips
December 29, 2019
We have such fond memories of Neil. A wonderful family man and true gentleman. Our condolences to all of the Geis family.
Ed & Pam Gillis
December 29, 2019
Sorry about your loss Jan, I will be thinking and praying with you on the 5th. Love Larry
Larry Siewert
December 29, 2019
Prayers of comfort and solace for the family. So many memories of Softball, July 4th antics and times together come to mind. Neil was a force of nature and a gift.
Patricia Oneil
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