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Mr. Leslie A. Van Geison, Jr.

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“I hope you are at peace now! You and Mom can celebrate together now on your shared birthday! Much love and comfort to you all!! ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Lynn Van Geison-Culver - MI

“Prayers and loving thoughts are with the :Vangbeison" family during these difficult time. May you beloved brother rest in peace. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Vickie Forman - Battle Creek, MI

“What a warrior you were, you didn't let ALS dictate how you lived your life. You were stubborn and opinionated but I also knew you to be...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Carole Orr - Battle Creek, MI

“Rest in peace my dear brother. I hope I made your stay here on earth a little less painful. So happy we had our trip up north together last week. God...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: MARGIE HUMES - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“Margie and Margaret,I am so sorry that you have lost your little brother. Our family lost a member to ALS many years ago and I know how devastating...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Julie Kubasiak - Bellevue, MI


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Leslie A. Van Geison, Jr., age 62, of Battle Creek, died Wednesday, June 27th after battling ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) for the past 14 years. He was born February 8, 1956 in Charlotte, Michigan. Following graduation from Battle Creek Central High School he joined the United States Marine Corps. for three years and then transitioned to the United States Army where he was honorably discharged on July 5, 1978. Prior to his disability, Leslie worked at Tennaco Automotive in Marshall, Michigan.

Les was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to catch fish for his mother, who would fry and eat them for breakfast. Les was also an avid Detroit Tigers fan!

Leslie is survived by his sisters, Marjorie Humes, Margaret Claywell and Isabel Burgett, all of Battle Creek. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda (Bunner) Van Geison; his parents, Jeanne M. Lane and Leslie A. Van Geison; a sister, Jeanne M. Edwards; and nieces, Courtney Humes and Sally (Claywell) Wilbur.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 5th at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. Memorials directed to Veterans Helping Veterans would be appreciated. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Leslie may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.