Hazel Edna Geyer

August 22, 1922August 7, 2018
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Hazel Edna Geyer, 95, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria, Illinois. She was born on August 22, 1922 in Oakville, Iowa to Joseph and Edna (Fisher) Wiegand. She was married to Walter Geyer on August 18, 1946 in Oakville, Iowa. He preceded her in death on October 11, 2003 in Peoria, Illinois. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Eunice Wuthrich and Elizabeth Grimm and two brothers, Joseph and Ralph Wiegand. She is survived by four children, Roger (Melanie) Geyer of Peoria, Illinois, Dale (Barb) Geyer of Peoria, Illinois, Walter (Bonnie) Geyer of Tremont, Illinois and Karen (Rick) Kellenberger of Fort Scott, Kansas; seventeen grandchildren, Deanna Adjodha, Penny (Jay) Araujo, Jay (Christine)Geyer, Rachel (Mike) Soper, Daniel (Michelle) Geyer, Adam Geyer, Ben (Joanna) Geyer, Joe (Angela) Geyer, Sarah (Ben) Hawkins, Anne (Andy) Zell, John (Mindi) Geyer, Anthony Geyer, Robin (Justin)Moser, Kent (Kelsey) Kellenberger, Kristi (Trenton) Banwart, Amber (Ryan) Lewis and Ryan (Adrienne) Kellenberger; forty nine great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren survive. She has three siblings living, Albert (Martha) Wiegand, Joan (late Edward) Lanz and Sharon (Irv) Hodel. Hazel’s entire life reflected her love for the Lord and her love of people. It was evident in the way she related to her customers when she worked over 40 years at Bergner’s Department Store. She enjoyed sewing, and was active for over 20 years in the World Relief Quilters Group where over those years she designed and sewed over 5,000 comforter tops. She was a volunteer for the Berean Prison Ministries at the Peoria County Jail. She was noted for her homemade bread and chocolate cakes. Her hospitality was her hallmark to all who came to visit her in her home. She was an active member of the Peoria Apostolic Christian Church. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Peoria Apostolic Christian Church. The church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 4pm until 7 pm Friday at the Davison Fulton Woolsey Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria and from 9 am until 9:45 am Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery near Edwards, Illinois. Memorials may be made to Harvest Call or to the Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria. You may create an online condolence at


  • Joseph Wiegand, Father
  • Edna (Fisher) Wiegand, Mother
  • Walter Geyer, Husband
  • Roger (Melanie) Geyer, Son
  • Dale (Barb) Geyer, Son
  • Walter (Bonnie) Geyer, Son
  • Karen (Rick) Kellenberger, Daughter
  • Deanna Adjodha, Granddaughter
  • Penny (Jay) Araujo, Granddaughter
  • Jay (Christine) Geyer, Grandson
  • Rachel (Mike) Soper, Granddaughter
  • Daniel (Michelle) Geyer, Grandson
  • Adam Geyer, Grandson
  • Ben (Joanna) Geyer, Grandson
  • Joe (Angela) Geyer, Grandson
  • Sarah (Ben) Hawkins, Granddaughter
  • Anne (Andy) Zell, Granddaughter
  • John (Mindi) Geyer, Grandson
  • Anthony Geyer, Grandson
  • Robin (Justin) Moser, Grandaughter
  • Kent (Kelsey) Kellenberger, Grandson
  • Kristi (Trenton) Banwart, Granddaughter
  • Amber (Ryan) Lewis, Granddaughter
  • Ryan (Adrienne) Kellenburger, Grandson
  • ~ forty nine ~, Great Grandchildren
  • ~ two ~, Great Great Grandchildren
  • Albert (Martha) Wiegand, Brother
  • Joan (late Edward) Lanz, Sister
  • Sharon (Irv) Hodel, Sister
  • In addition to her parents and husband, Hazel was preceded in death by two sisters, Eunice Wuthrich and Elizabeth Grimm and two brothers, Joseph and Ralph Wiegand.

  • Harvest Call
  • Apostolic Christian Skylines


  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hazel Edna Geyer

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Diana Ifft

August 12, 2018

Aunt Hazel was truly a very special person in my life. When I moved to Peoria as a young nurse and was looking for a place to live, she quickly said, "come live with us!" which I thought would be until I found a place but ended up being 2 years! Her warm hospitality and quick laughter graced me daily during that time and then for years to come. My friends were always welcome as well to use her home as a place to hang out. She loved to store photos of those she loved and looking at photo books was always a fun time. We loved playing games together and yes, she usually won because she was just sharp like that! :) I loved her independent spirit and the way she embraced others-these are a legacy to me. I look forward to embracing her and Uncle Walt in heaven someday. Love and prayers to all of the family. . .you have been so blessed to have her as your mother/grandmother. Diana

Steve Joos

August 8, 2018

So sad to hear of Hazel's passing. I will always remember her smile and friendliness. Sympathies to the family. May the faith that she is with the Lord sustain you and give you peace.

Christa Meister

August 8, 2018

She was such a good friend to my grandma Chris. They sat together at church lunch. I was honored to join them when I came to Peoria. She also invited Eddie and I to supper several times. She was a special lady with a special place in my heart. Love and sympathy to you all.