J. Geils Funeral Services

"A New Generation of Geils Excellence"

Funeral Home Services

James W. Geils, formerly of Geils Funeral Homes in Bensenville and Wood Dale, IL, is NOW an INDEPENDENT Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, working alongside and associated with numerous local funeral homes.  He has locations in Addison, Elmhurst, Elk Grove Village, Franklin Park, Melrose Park, Schiller Park and many others in the Northern suburbs of Chicagoland.

Jim is available 24/7, 365 days per year on his cell phone, 630-247-6623 or by email jamesgeils58@gmail.com.  He also has a NEW office located at 1199 S. Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village.  Here, Jim will conveniently meet with you and your family to discuss any questions or concerns regarding funeral and/or cremation services along with pre-planning for your future.  He is also available to meet you at one of his satellite funeral homes, or your residence, whichever you prefer to talke over these matters.

If you are looking for Jim “Jimmy” Geils please call J Geils Funeral Services NOT Geils Funeral Home.

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Recent Obituaries

You can see a list of our recent obituaries here.  We realize that not everyone is able to attend a funeral service but you are able to pay your respects here.  You can search for your loved one through our obituaries here:

Roberta Jean Pearce

Visitation will be held Monday, April 10, 2023 from 11 AM until time of Funeral Service 1 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, 865 S. Church Road, Bensenville IL. Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Bensenville IL.

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Jose G. Hernandez

July 14, 1982 – March 6, 2023 Beloved husband of Maria Carmen Pina. Loving father of Favian and Briana Hernandez. Visitation will be held Wednesday,

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Florence M. Wagner

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Alexis Catholic Church, 400 W. Wood Street, Bensenville, IL. Interment Private.

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About J. Geils Funeral Services

For more than 40 years, James W. Geils has been servicing the greater Chicagoland area, providing funeral services dedicated to helping families in their time of need. As a new generation of Geils excellence begins, James is proud and honored to follow in his great grandfather, grandfather, and father’s footsteps, establishing his own business as an independent funeral director that stays true to the heart, soul, and legacy that is the Geils tradition.

J.C. Geils, the first generation of directors, had been conducting a mortuary out of his York street residence and accomplished many great things there. He one day dreamed of opening a formal establishment to call his own. On Saturday, July 25, 1930, Mr. J.C. Geils opened this long awaited establishment.

Leonard H. Geils, second generation director, was born November 11, 1894. In 1924, Mr. Geils went on to graduate from Worsham’s Training School and remained an active director until his passing in 1977.

Born in Bensenville, John W. Geils graduated from Bensenville Community High School in the mid-1940s. After a stint in the Army, John worked in his early 20’s as a conductor for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, also known as the Milwaukee Road. By his late 20’s, however, John had gone to mortuary trade school and joined his father, Leonard, in the family’s funeral home business, becoming the third generation of Geils’ in the trade. In addition to working with his father, John operated an ambulance company, known as Geils Funeral Home Ambulance Service, until his family sold it in the early 1960’s.

Upon graduating in 1978 from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, James W. Geils joined his father, John W. Geils, in the family’s funeral home business, becoming the fourth generation of Geils’ in the trade. After interning with his father at the family business, James proudly became a licensed funeral director and embalmer, carrying on the family’s legacy, serving the surrounding communities that his father had served. Today, James continues to carry on his family’s legacy in many ways, including working alongside Superior Ambulance Services in honor of his father.

Mr. James W. Geils actively operates his own business, JGeils Funeral Services, in honor of the generations that proudly served before him.

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Complete Funeral Service $6500.00

(Includes: Professional services, 4 hr visitation, Next day service at Funeral Home or outside facility, non-sealed Casket, Outer Burial Container, Register book, 100 Standard Prayer Cards) Does not include cash advance items. Learn More

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Direct Cremation $1500.00.

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To all the families who have supported and put their trust in me over the last 40 years as a licensed funeral director/embalmer there are some exciting changes coming.

I will be moving from Bensenville to a bigger office at 1199 S, Arlington Heights Road in Elk Grove Village. My office will be situated in Grove Memorial Chapel, one of the many chapels to better serve and accommodate my families with their funeral concerns and needs.

I will also be able to conveniently meet you at your residence or one of the many funeral homes that I am associated with in the Northern Suburbs and Chicagoland areas.

I am available 24/7 by phone or if you would like to make an appointment please call Jim “Jimmy” Geils at J Geils Funeral Services NOT Geils Funeral Home at 630 247-6623 or email me at jamesgeils58@gmail.com to discuss any of your questions. Please visit my website at Jgeilsfuneralservices.com.

Thank you for your trust and continued support
James W. Geils