May 08, 2023 8:47 PM

James A. Geng

Posted May 08, 2023 8:47 PM
James Geng
James Geng

James A. Geng, 83, of Largo, Fla., formerly West Burlington, died Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Accent Care IHC Oak Manor in Largo, Fla.

Born Aug.  15, 1939, in Burlington, he was the son of Reuben Francis and Margaret Winters Geng. On Nov. 29, 1969, he married Sarah C. Kirkpatrick in Lomax, Ill.

He graduated in 1957 from Burlington High School and joined the U.S. National Guard Reserves.

James worked 22 years at J.I. Case Company, retiring in 1992.

He enjoyed playing cards, especially Cribbage and Bridge. He loved riding his motorcycle up until the start of this year.

Survivors include wife of 53 years, Sarah C. Geng of Largo, Fla.; daughter, Kathy (Mark) Messer of New London, two sons, Mark Kirkpatrick of Burlington and John (Amy) Geng of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Barry, sister-in-law Sue and a daughter-in-law, Teresa.

Cremation has been accorded and burial will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

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