Caleb Andrew Geiger died on June 13, 2020, in a tragic car accident. He was born March 30, 2012, six weeks before his due date. His favorite part of his birth story was when his mother told him she thought she’d peed her pants but it was only her water breaking.
He walked through life-loving people fiercely. Once he loved a friend so hard he hugged him into a wall and gave him a bloody nose.
His parents taught him his job as a big brother was to love and protect his sisters. He did this job with such enthusiasm, he had to be reminded that he wasn’t their parent.
He loved the Lord as fiercely as he loved all of us. At five, Caleb saw his first baptism and decided that day he wanted to follow Jesus with his whole life. His parents spent the next year discussing faith and baptism and what it meant to follow Jesus and how that didn’t mean we were perfect. When he was six, he decided he was ready for his own baptism. His only hang-up was that he didn’t want to get water in his eyes. His pastor assured him he could wear goggles and with that knowledge, he was all in. He was baptized on July 8, 2018, by his pastor Jeromy Emerling and his father. What a joyful day that was.
One of Caleb’s great talents was art. He was prolific and talented at drawing. His mom was blessed beyond measure to be his art teacher and it was the highlight of her week to have him in class. He drew dragons and dinos on almost any free piece of paper he could find. His desire was to be a professional artist when he grew up. Of course, he also expressed interest in being Spiderman and the guy that blows the whistle at the trampoline park.
He loved reading, school, and his teachers. He was blessed to have so many teachers pray with him and help him grow into a wonderful boy.
His other great loves included: Minecraft, alone or with his sister (he wouldn’t do chores for money, but he’d do almost anything to earn video game time); building Legos; and being with his friends.
He is survived by his sisters Adelyn (4) and Emery (6), mom Melissa, and dad John. His grandparents Ruth and John Cosgrove, Vernon and Debra Geiger, grandma Linda, great-grandma Judy, aunt Andrea, and his favorite uncle Michael who would play Minecraft with him, and Aunt Mandy.
He was preceded in death by his sibling (whom he now got to meet before Mom and Dad), his cousin Jack and his nana Deborah Geiger.
“Everything’s my favorite” -Caleb Geiger
John Geiger, “Son you need to trust me.”
Caleb, “I trust God.”
Services will be held at Hope Church in Berkeley, MO, and Billings, MT. The Billings service will be streamed for those unable to attend.
Billings service will be held Wednesday, July 1st, 10:30 am at Faith Evangelical Church 3145 Sweet Water Dr. Billings MT 59102 Pokémon attire encouraged.
A memorial fund for Caleb has been established at Caleb’s school. http://billingschristianschool.org/about-us/ways-to-give/ It’s listed on the giving page after you enter the dollar amount. Caleb Geiger Memorial Fund. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC
Jesus loves him this I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
This little one to Him belong,
We are weak but HE is strong.
Yes Jesus loves Caleb
Yes Jesus loves Emery
Yes Jesus loves Adelyn
Yes Jesus loves Melissa
Yes Jesus loves John
The Bible tells me so.
Rest in Peace with Jesus sweet boy.
What a beautiful smile he has. My sister Jessica Glitz told me of his story and invited me to read his obituary. What beautiful writing and great pictures of him that truly match the words written. Our prayers are with you all. God will bless you all and heal your hearts. I can’t get over how beautiful his smile is. He smiles with his whole face. Yes, his life was too short but what an impact of light he brought to this world.
My heart is heavy, but my soul is filled with joy. Caleb taught us everything needed to get to Heaven; love for ALL others, and love for God and his Son. As I have read the hundreds of comments, over the past few days, I have come to realize how much Caleb taught and lived the gospel while here on earth, and continues to teach it, even in death. What a blessed lesson he taught us. “Love one another, for love is of God…. He who does not love God, does not know God.” 1 John 4: 7-8.
God bless you in Heaven. ???
So sorry for your loss ??? I will be praying for you and your family
So sorry for the loss of Caleb, especially in such a tragic way! No parent should have to experience the lost of a child as this is so unnatural, it’s not suppose to happen this way! May God provide you and your family with the strength needed during this extremely hard time! May Caleb RIP and until you all meet again, cherish the memories always and hold him close to your ❤️?!
Beautifully written about an amazing soul. We love you all so much! Sarah, Jeff, and kids (Pearson)
Fly High sweet angel. You are truly missed and loved by several people. You had a smile that would light up the room.
My friend sent me this cause he lives in Billings. I can’t feel how it is to lose my children yet but I love you guys so much right now and pray for peace and grace of the loving Father to fill you to the brim with all he has till you burst at the seams with His presence?????
My heart aches for all of you. My love and prayers to you. What you wrote is beautiful. He had so much energy and joy in him. I am sorry for your loss. Gods Blessings.
Loved reading Caleb’s story. What a wonderful soul! Heaven gained a awesome angel. My prayers to all of the family.
Dear Geiger family, my heart is broken with yours, knowing Caleb is out of reach. He’s not out of the Lord’s reach though , and so our great hope helps so much. I loved having him as my student, as I often shared with you. He has such a kind and joyful heart, with faith that helped strengthen my own. I loved the beautiful message you wrote about his life, so perfectly done. My family, including my granddaughters, Aubrie and Emery, are praying for you. Emery was very sad when she heard , but said, “But Gramma, at least we know he’s with Jesus”. I will continue to pray day and night.
I look forward to meeting you in Heaven after the Rapture, Caleb! I was Baptized in the same Church you were. Mine was back in 1959 by Rev. Gene Robinson.
Caleb’s smile always brightened my day I hold memories fondly…I got to see him graduate from training wheels to his bike…and his love for his parents and sisters as they took walks around our neighborhood. He will be missed and James and I are sorry for your loss.
Thank you for for sharing about your dear Caleb. I see so much of the character of his parents in him. His eyes sparkle with joy! I love you, John and Melissa!
O GOD, whose most dear Son did take little children into his arms and bless them; Give us grace, we beseech thee, to entrust this dear child to thy never-failing care and love; and bring us all to thy heavenly kingdom; through the same thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
What an amazing young man! He is already leaving a wonderful legacy. So sorry for the loss of this young life. Lost my own son at 3 years of age, it’s incredibly hard to be the one left behind. Will keep your family in prayer.
I don’t get over missing you . Mimi