Hoffmeister South County Chapel

1515 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO


Calvin A. Geldbach

April 9, 1925September 24, 2019

Calvin Alfred John Geldbach of Florissant, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the age of 94. Calvin was born in Oakville, Missouri. Dear son of the late John and Louise Geldbach. Beloved husband of E. Katharine Metze Geldbach. Loving father of Wanda Hagerty, Brenda Fung, Pamela (Mike) Coffey, Janice Koontz, Susan Moore, Gail Merisotes, Carol Denson, Wayne Geldbach and Steven (Pam) Geldbach and stepfather of Robert (Nancy) Metze and Heidi (Ray) Nabzdyk. Cherished grandfather of Christine, Patrick (Theresa), Rebecca (Adam), Jack (Rebeca), Michael, Kate, Timothy, Christopher, Stacey, Jennifer, Athena, Kelly (Andrew), Benjamin (Candece), Gary Jr., Jeremy (Katie), Kyle, Karli (Montay), Tony, Erin (Kevin), Dalton, Brittany and the late Daniel and Melanie. Dear great grandfather of 30 and great great grandfather of 3. Dearest brother of the late Eloise Winheim, John H. Geldbach, Warren Geldbach and Melvin Geldbach. Dear brother-in-law of Walter (the late Mary) Schmierbach, Evelyn (the late Richard) Prediger, and the late John (survived by Sonia) Schmierbach and Ruth (survived by Carl) Schroeder. Our dear step grandfather, uncle, great uncle, cousin and dear friend to many.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends and family will gather at 9:45 a.m. at the rear of Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63125. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society appreciated. Condolences may be offered at www.hoffmeistersouthcounty.com


  • John Geldbach (Deceased), Father (deceased)
  • Louise Geldbach (Deceased), Mother (deceased)
  • E. Katharine Metze Geldbach, Wife
  • Wanda Hagerty, Daughter
  • Brenda Fung, Daughter
  • Pamela (Mike) Coffey, Daughter
  • Janice Koontz, Daughter
  • Susan Moore, Daughter
  • Gail Merisotes, Daughter
  • Carol Denson, Daughter
  • Wayne Geldbach, Son
  • Steven (Pam) Geldbach, Son
  • Robert (Nancy) Metze, Stepson
  • Heidi (Ray) Nabzdyk, Stepdaughter
  • Cherished grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, step grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, cousin and dear friend to many.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, October 12, 2019


Calvin A. Geldbach

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Denise Hay

October 6, 2019

So many memories of you come to mind, see, you weren't my father but you were like a father to me. I was always surprised in later years when you remembered me. You always had a kind word, you remembered things I didn't. Wide Mouth Frog, Mares Eat Oats..., I still remember those. I remember the last things you said to me that made me feel special and cry because somehow after all these years I held a special place in your heart too. You raised a great family, with hearts of gold. Rest easy now in heaven with those who went before, and when you see my mom, tell her I said hello, and tell her about your 10th kid who loves and misses you dearly.

Sue Daniel

September 28, 2019

Cal was always smiling and he loved his family very much. I will miss talking with him at Calvary’s dinners.

Katie Denson

September 26, 2019

We love you Pawkey!!

Brittany Denson

September 26, 2019

Our days here have been very gloom since you’ve been gone, but heaven is so much brighter. Your memory shall live on forever Grandpa. Until we meet again.