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“Bud was a great neighbor and would make a great breakfast. Bud would make hot cocoa for me in the winter. He is greatly missed. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Frankie Zaccone - Marissa, IL

“So sorry fir your lost. Dave always saying he is coming down. The kids wanted so for Ellse's biscuits best they ever hadDave and Connie Sauerwein ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Dave and Connis Sauerwein - IL

“Thoughts and prayers go out to his daughter so sorry for your loss. Bud was a sweetheart. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Melinda Warren - Mt.vernon, IL

“Was a great friend to my father for many years, grew up hunting and trapping with him. Lots of C.B. club meetings. You will be missed Wildcat....Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Toby Scott - Nashville, IL

“An avid ham radio operator, lots of memories shared during his time here, will miss him and our times with the ambulance dept. Good man and always...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: leroy simon - belleville, IL

“I worked with Bud years ago on the ambulance service... Great guy, very dedicated. Sorry for your loss.. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Joni Hall

“So sorry for your loss ,he was A very nice person.God took another good one home to be with him. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ronald Braun - Evansville, IL

“"Uncle" Bud was an amazing friend.He served as a constant reminder that family isn't always about blood and he will be truly missed.Rest In Peace...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Master Sergeant Dale-Lee Lewis - IL

“Buds dad Ervin used to bring Bud and a few of my uncles up to Pontiac to go pheasant hunting when Bud and I were 10-15 years old. I joined the Navy...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Don Geralds - Rochelle, IL

“Long time friend as was the whole family. We were neighbors for a long time south end of Marissa. Bud and I hung out as kids and later on when he...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Robbie Harriman - Tucson, AZ

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Ervin Daniel "Bud" Geralds, 71, of Marissa, IL; born on January 21, 1946 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Geralds was a retired coal and copper miner. He was a United States Army Veteran. Bud was an amateur (ham) radio operator. He also volunteered as a dispatcher for the Marissa Ambulance Service. Bud was an avid hunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents - Ervin and Elsie, nee Pflasterer, Geralds. Two brothers – Nick Geralds; Charlie Geralds. Two sisters – Kathleen Johnson; Becky Harriman.

He is survived by one daughter – Kristie (Steve) Jacobs of Chico, TX. His grandchildren – Heather (Pedro) Contreras; Joshua Jacobs. His great-grandson – Alex Contreras. Two sisters – Eileen Myers; Peggy Zacheis.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00pm.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.