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Ervin Geralds

Ervin Geralds

Ervin Daniel “Bud” Geralds, 71, of Marissa, IL; born on January 21, 1946 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Geralds was a retired coal and copper miner. He was a United States Army Veteran. Bud was an amateur (ham) radio operator. He also volunteered as a dispatcher for the Marissa Ambulance Service. Bud was an avid hunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Ervin and Elsie, nee Pflasterer, Geralds. Two brothers – Nick Geralds; Charlie Geralds. Two sisters – Kathleen Johnson; Becky Harriman.

He is survived by one daughter – Kristie (Steve) Jacobs of Chico, TX. His grandchildren – Heather (Pedro) Contreras; Joshua Jacobs. His great-grandson – Alex Contreras. Two sisters – Eileen Myers; Peggy Zacheis.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00pm.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Buds dad Ervin used to bring Bud and a few of my uncles up to Pontiac to go pheasant hunting when Bud and I were 10-15 years old. I joined the Navy and never saw Bud again until October 2015 when I went to a family reunion at my cousin Clara’s. Even though I never got to see much of Bud I will miss him. He was a good man.

    Posted by: Don Geralds – Rochelle, IL – Family Feb 17, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    “Uncle” Bud was an amazing friend.
    He served as a constant reminder that family isn’t always about blood and he will be truly missed.
    Rest In Peace Uncle Bud.

    Posted by: Master Sergeant Dale-Lee Lewis – Marissa, IL – Friend Feb 17, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss ,he was A very nice person.God took another good one home to be with him.

    Posted by: Ronald Braun – Evansville, IL – Friend Feb 18, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    I worked with Bud years ago on the ambulance service… Great guy, very dedicated. Sorry for your loss..

    Posted by: Joni Hall Feb 20, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    An avid ham radio operator, lots of memories shared during his time here, will miss him and our times with the ambulance dept. Good man and always seemed to have a smile for everyone My thoughts go out to the family and relatives for the loss…..

    Posted by: leroy simon – belleville, IL – Friend Feb 21, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    Was a great friend to my father for many years, grew up hunting and trapping with him. Lots of C.B. club meetings. You will be missed Wildcat. Prayers to heal the families pain.

    Posted by: Toby Scott – Nashville, IL – Friend Feb 21, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    Thoughts and prayers go out to his daughter so sorry for your loss. Bud was a sweetheart.

    Posted by: Melinda Warren – Mt.vernon, IL – Friend Feb 21, 2017

  8. Administrator says:

    So sorry fir your lost. Dave always saying he is coming down. The kids wanted so for Ellse’s biscuits best they ever had
    Dave and Connie Sauerwein

    Posted by: Dave and Connis Sauerwein – Columbia, il, IL – Friend Feb 22, 2017

  9. Administrator says:

    Bud was a great neighbor and would make a great breakfast. Bud would make hot cocoa for me in the winter. He is greatly missed.

    Posted by: Frankie Zaccone – Marissa, IL – Neighbor Mar 09, 2017

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