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In Memory of

Robert Lee Geile

August 13, 1937 - May 14, 2017

Obituary


Robert 'Bob' Lee Geile, 79, of Arnold, Mo. died May 14, 2017 at St. Anthony's Medical Center. Born August 13, 1937, Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jacqueline, his sons Rob (Debbie), Ken (Renee); grandchildren Zach, Tyler, Amanda, Nicholas and Jake.

Bob was retired from his career in the hospitality industry where he excelled in a variety of roles, His most significant accomplishment was his years as a project manager, overseeing some of the largest foodservice equipment installation projects at the time. Notable among them were Disney World, Orlando, numerous Vegas...

Robert 'Bob' Lee Geile, 79, of Arnold, Mo. died May 14, 2017 at St. Anthony's Medical Center. Born August 13, 1937, Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jacqueline, his sons Rob (Debbie), Ken (Renee); grandchildren Zach, Tyler, Amanda, Nicholas and Jake.

Bob was retired from his career in the hospitality industry where he excelled in a variety of roles, His most significant accomplishment was his years as a project manager, overseeing some of the largest foodservice equipment installation projects at the time. Notable among them were Disney World, Orlando, numerous Vegas casinos and the Barcelona Olympics. He even became efficient in ACAD in his 60's to keep up with the industry.

Bob was an exceptional 3-sport athlete at Perryville HS in the 50's, receiving offers to play football in college. He chose to enter the workplace instead and began building his career and meeting his future wife Jackie after moving to St. Louis.

Bob was instrumental in coaching his sons throughout their youth, where he and Jackie spent most days at some athletic event. He helped both sons to earn baseball scholarships to college. He and his wife enjoyed watching the Cardinals and kept up with them on a daily basis. Bob enjoyed playing golf with both family and friends and played every summer on Wednesday's with his buddies.

Dad/Pepaw enjoyed meeting family for breakfast at least once a week. Coordinating schedules between two traveling sons and grandchildren that were in town, he liked to catch up with the latest details of his children and grandchildren. Bob never allowed anyone to pay, because he said 'that's the way his Dad did it so that's the way it is.'

Bob's impact on those that he met along the path of life was memorable. A gentle yet meticulous individual who dedicated his life to serving his wife and family, Bob enjoyed conversing with everyone. His small group of close friends enjoyed bowling and card night and, as a group, they undertook large home renovation projects for each other.

Bob's love for his family can best be summarized by one of his favorite comments, "We are so proud of you boys." He stated this to both of his sons on a daily basis.

In memory, contributions are encouraged to Camp Chaos, Puppy Rescue, P.O. Box 23, House Springs, Mo. 63051.
Arrangements under the direction of Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, Arnold, MO.