Benjamin Langford Geeslin

  • Born: May 6, 1957
  • Died: December 30, 2018
  • Location: Adkins, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705

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Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family


Benjamin Langford Geeslin, age 61 passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018, on his father's birthday, at Mission Trails Baptist Hospital in San Antonio Texas, from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, (ALS), or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

He was born May 6, 1957 to Jeff and George Ann Geeslin. He was confirmed at, and was a member of, The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. He attended Texas State University and Austin Community College before joining the Navy.

Ben participated in two 150 mile bike rides from Houston to Austin to raise awareness and funds for Multiple Sclerosis. In 1991, Ben began his 15 year career with AT&T, where he met & married Ronette. He became a certified dog trainer in 2006, worked with rescue groups, and provided basic training to shelter dogs that all found forever homes.

Ben also trained service dogs, including a diabetic alert dog which became one of the first dogs allowed into a patients room at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

He is survived by his wife, Ronette; his mother, George Ann; one brother, David; and two nephews, Jefferson (and his wife Taylor) and Garrett. He was preceded in death by his father, Jeff.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N Lamar, Austin. Graveside services will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ALS at www.alsa.org or an animal shelter of your choice.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sadden by the loss of my friend. I pray that the lord will care for you. You will be missed.
Rest In Peace

Posted by Stephen Bohls - Pflugerville, TX - Classmate   January 14, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Have many happy memories from high school and college.

Posted by Matt Danielson - Austin, TX   January 10, 2019

Sorry to hear my prayers are with you I'll never forget the blasts I've had with this great man. Rest easy buddy.

Posted by Thomas Dime - Fort Smith, AR - Friend   January 10, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family, may you find comfort and strength from the God of all comfort in this difficult time (Isiah 26:19)

Posted by A friend   January 08, 2019

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My thoughts and prayers are with the Geeslin family. May you find comfort and strength in God's love and in his heart.Ben you and I are bus buddies.

Posted by Theresa Flowers - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 07, 2019

So sorry for your loss. May you have peace and may God comfort your grieving heart

Posted by A friend   January 07, 2019

I'm sorry to hear the sad news. Ben and I grew up together and we shared many fun and incredible experiences together. May Ben Rest In Peace.

Ford Smith, Jr.

Posted by A friend   January 07, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you Ronette. Ben was a fellow AT&T employee I remember as being kind, friendly & nice to be around. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Terri Moreno - Austin, TX - Coworker   January 06, 2019

Rest In Peace my neighbor and dear friend forever. Until we meet again.

Posted by Dennis Helms - Livingston, TX - Friend   January 05, 2019

Prayers for comfort for your family and friends. Ben. You will be truly missed by many.

Posted by Carla and Cole Speck - Brady, TX - Family Friend   January 04, 2019

Ben
You were a very special friend to Doug and myself.
During our last conversation we told each other we loved one another
In 2003 I met you and Ronnette and I'm forever grateful God placed y'all in our lives.
You're with Molly and Doug now and I know you were welcomed with opened arms.
Even with a tear rolling out of eyes , I can't help but smile because you always made me laughed.
You may be gone but will never be forgotten .
Ronnette will adjust , has friends to help her with that❤
Take care my friend I'll see you after while .

Posted by Juanita Hemphill - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 03, 2019

My most sincere condolences to and your family

Posted by Ilda Cuellar - San Antonio, TX - Acquaintance   January 03, 2019

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Posted by Carole Mason - Austin, TX - Friend   January 02, 2019

Ben was a good man. You and he made a perfect example of what a marriage should be. May you always hold him in your heart. I always considered you'll my good friends. Please send me your address and phone number. My email is seniormoment49@att.net. GOD BLESS

Posted by Carole Mason - Austin, TX - Friend   January 02, 2019

Linda, Angela and I are saddened to hear of Ben's sudden passing. Our prayers and condolences go out to his loving and faithful wife Ronette and to the Geeslin family. I began to reminisce of the times we would hang out after work and sip a cold one, play cards, slap down the dominoes, laugh deeply and talk about many different things. Ben was a true Texas gentleman and never a cross word came between us even when we didn't agree on something. When he started training dogs I could not believe what a natural he was at it. With just the slightest movement of his hand his dog Molly would execute the command. It was amazing to watch the two of them work together.
I have great respect regarding his service in the U.S. Navy.
Anchors Aweigh, my friend. May your rest be peaceful, blessed and eternal.
Love, Michael, Linda and Angela Von Hatten

Posted by Michael Von Hatten - Austin, TX - Friend   January 02, 2019

Ronette, I am very sorry for your lost. He will forever be a very good friend no matter our differences.

Posted by Richard Correll - Austin, TX - Friend   January 02, 2019

I'm so sorry Been was a wonderful trainer and person. He will be missed

Posted by Jennifer Markus - Friend   January 02, 2019

My most sincere condolences on the death of your soulmate! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Deborah Hughes - Austin, TX - Friend   January 02, 2019

Ben was a friend who would answer the call anyway he could. Ben had a love for everyone he met and always had a smile or a hug for all that crossed his path. More than this was Ben's affinity for dogs was amazing, from his beautiful loving Molly to the dogs he trained. Ben never met a bad dog. Ben loved them all. Ben always wanted to bring out the best in the dogs and has certainly given many friends his best also. Ben will so be missed by his family and friends. Thank you Ben for always being there. What a good man you were.

To family and extended family: i send you my love and thoughts at this sad time. Ben will always be in our hearts and forever missed

Posted by Carol Anderson - Mannford, OK - Family Friend   January 02, 2019

I am so sorry for ur loss ronnett he was such a wonderful and kind hearted man

Posted by Alicia Elwood - San Antonio - Friend   January 02, 2019

I will miss you, bro in law.

Posted by Ronald W McMahan - Canyon Lake, TX - Family   January 02, 2019


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