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Mountain View Mortuary

2350 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs, CO

OBITUARY

Steve H. Geiersbach

October 31, 1945August 22, 2019

October 31, 1945 - August 22, 2019 Steve Geiersbach, aged 73, passed away after a long battle with Stage IV Lung Cancer on August 22, 2019 in Colorado Springs, CO.

He was born in Lombard, Illinois to Harry and Elza Geiersbach on October 31, 1945. He served in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War.

He met and married Carmen Capretta in Seattle, WA on April 26, 1969. He worked for over 30 years in the telecommunications industry, retiring from Verizon in 2006.

Steve and Carmen lived in Western Washington for over 40 years. In 2016 they moved with their daughter and her children to Falcon, Colorado, to be closer to their son, daughter-in-law and their children.

Steve loved reading, electronics and watching his beloved Seattle Seahawks.

Steve was predeceased in death by his parents, Harry and Elza Geiersbach; and sister, Carol Rex.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Carmen Geiersbach; daughter, Tracey Geiersbach; son, Bret (Tina) Geiersbach; grandchildren, DeLaney Geiersbach, Kasey Geiersbach, Colin Geiersbach, Maggie Geiersbach, Michael Geiersbach, and Jack Geiersbach.

Steve will also be missed by brother/sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and had a unique sense of humor.

Family is planning a celebration of life in the summer of 2020 in Washington state. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to National Jewish Health, P.O. Box 17169 | Denver, CO 80217-0169

Services

  • Celebration of Life Gathering is pending

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John Webber

August 30, 2019

Carmen and family...I still work at Frontier communications office (Primary Center) on Casino and Evergreen in Everett! There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of Steve and our time spent working together and enjoying lunch at Chang's during our visits after he retired! Steve and I would talk about favorite Sci fi movies from the 50's and novels by Neville Shute! I became very close to him as a friend and coworker. I miss him very much and will always remember him in my prayers! Goodbye Steve! John Webber 425 355 5659 / 425 870 5639

Jerry Capretta

August 28, 2019

Steve had the uncanny ability to make any conversation become a comedy performance. I really enjoyed his impromptu humor, his play on words, and segways to funny analogies that he came up with seamlessly. He could improvise these skits and the results were so good that a person might suspect he had prepared for the event.
He would also catch you by surprise when he answered the phone with a strange accent and identity. He masterfully retained this attribute and used it on me as recently as a just a few weeks ago! He was a pleasure to talk with always.
I enjoyed discussing football with Steve and will miss this conversation this fall and all future seasons.
He was a fine brother-in-law to me and a solid Head to his family. I will always be happy he married my sister and created a fine family and life together. He will be missed by everyone who knew him yet we know he is in a better place. Jerry Capretta

Tracey Geiersbach

August 27, 2019

Dad, it is so hard to pick a memory to share, simply because I have so many. The time you tried to squeeze the mustard container and got so frustrated that it wasn't working...so you squeezed it so hard the top flew off and mustard went everywhere, including your beard. What made it even funnier is when you realized that the squeeze cap wasn't open. Your corney dad jokes along with the witty ones...we never knew which one we were going to get. They were all so you...unique. The fact that I couldn't even buy an office chair without you having to check all the reviews and do your research. How am I going to get by without your advice, which, while I may have rolled my eyes I truly loved how much you cared. I still can't believe you are gone and I will miss you forever. Love you.

Carmen Geiersbach

August 27, 2019

How to say goodbye to you is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. After living with you for the past 50 years I don’t think that we had anything left to say. We had very hard times and very good times and somehow managed to still stay together. We raised two very wonderful and loving children that are helping me though this unbearable time. I feel better knowing that you will be seeing friends and family that have left this world. You will always be in my memory. I talk things over with you just like we always did. I even get mad at you like I used to. Now it’s time to end this note to you and I’ll just say goodbye and I love you very much. Love Carmen

Sonja Basom

August 27, 2019

Uncle Steve! I love your sense of humor! Years ago when we were visiting Grandma in the hospital you and Carmy took a walk and I could see you on the ground from the window. You tore open your shirt and put your arms in the air like Superman pretending to fly up.

You always had a witty comment and were such a loving and supportive Uncle.

I will miss you this side of heaven, but will see you again one day. Keep my mom inline til we get there.

Love to all the Colorado Geiersbachs. 💞

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY