William "Bill" Mark Geiselman, 75, Kokomo, passed away at 1:09 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born July 27, 1944, in Peru, the son of Russell & Rose (Brooks) Geiselman. On August 27, 1965, in Logansport, he married Teresa Hastings, and she survives.
William was a 1962 graduate of Peru High School. He retired in 2006 from Delphi Electronics after 43 years of service as a journeyman machine repairman.
William was most at home with a fishing pole in his hand, in a tree stand, or busy woodworking. Most of all he was at his best when he was helping others.
Along with his wife Teresa, William is survived by his children, Stephen (Susan) Geiselman, Michael (Erin) Geiselman, and Jennifer (Jason) Williams; grandchildren, Christian Robinson, Jonah Geiselman, Mark Williams, and Elizabeth "Ellie Jo" Geiselman; siblings, Richard Geiselman, Don Geiselman, Carol (Bud) Creager and Max (Nancy) Geiselman, along with numerous nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law Charles (Debbie) Hastings and John Hastings. He is also survived by his "adopted" son, Paul Novak and "adopted" grandson, Sheldon Clark.
William was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Lois Robison.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Jason Grant officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in William's memory to Riley Hospital for Children. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on November 30, 2019



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Don Russell Geiselman, Jr.
Dec 05, 2019
The vessel which carried the soul may no longer be among us, but the soul which touched us one and all shall remain in our hearts and memories for eternity.
Don and Russell Geiselman
Dec 05, 2019
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Dec 02, 2019
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Dec 01, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss Teresa. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
R.B. Geiselman
Dec 01, 2019
Although Bill is not with us in this life now, the life that he lived while here has not changed . I saw his craftsmanship blend into art and he was comfortable there also . We are blessed to have had him with us while he lived . As a proud brother I have told many people over the years about Bill Geiselman .
Bob Marley
Dec 01, 2019
STEVE.....So sorry to hear that your father passed.....May you know my feelings for you and your family at this time......may God help you thru this hard time.
Dottie and Jay
Dec 01, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you in this unbearable time. I remember many times when I was young Uncle Bill going sledding and walking on the golf course with us. And the first Christmas at Nancy and Max's house when he brought his first grandson and the glee he had chasing him around and showing him off to the family. We have so many memories of Sunday dinners and grandma and grandpa's. These are so cherished. He was a true Geiselman -he excelled at whatever he decided to do. We are heart broken at his passing.
Shelly Hahn
Nov 30, 2019
There are not enough kind words to say about Bill. He was a truly unique and talented man....I don't think there was anything he couldn't do. From woodworking to stained glass to baking pies, he could do it all. I still have a copper bracelet he made for me 40 years ago! My heart breaks when I think of all the many memories I have of him and my second family. What a great friend and neighbor Bill has been... a GREAT man!! From the McBee family... Bill, we will miss you!