J. Geils Funeral Services

"A New Generation of Geils Excellence"

Funeral Home Services

James Geils has been a licensed funeral director/ embalmer for over 40 years. For more than 100 years, our family has provided caring funeral services to families in Bensenville, Wood Dale, Itasca , Addison, Elmhurst, Elk Grove, and Franklin Park.

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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:

Karen M. Frey

Visitation Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 10 AM until time of Funeral Service 1 PM at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village IL. Interment Private.

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Maryanne Lonergan

Family and friends are asked to meet Friday, April 23, 2021 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 145 E. Grand Ave., Bensenville IL for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines IL.

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Clara Landini

Our sister Clara has fallen asleep
in Christ. Confident in our hope
of eternal life, let us commend her to the loving mercy of our Father and let our prayers go with her. She was adopted as God’s daughter in baptism and was nourished at the table of the
Lord; may she now inherit the
promise of eternal life and take
her place at the table of God’s
children in heaven.

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Melissa Miller Medford

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 2 PM until time of Funeral Service 5:30 PM at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village IL. Interment Private

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Edward “Eddie” Kaloustian

Visitation will be held Monday, March 8, 2021 from 10AM until time of Funeral Service 12 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, 865 S. Church Road, Bensenville IL 60106. Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Bensenville IL.

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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 that stays true to the heart, soul, and legacy that is the Geils tradition.

From the very beginning, it seemed certain that this family’s professional skill, aided by skilled assistants and members of the families they served would be kept with the standard required for such a family business.

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 $7500.00

(Incl. Visitation / Next day service / Casket / Outer Burial Container/ Register Book)  Does not include cash advance items. Learn More

Direct Cremation $1500.00.

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BIG NEWS!

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 me 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