Carissa Rahl

Age 39, passed away on September 16, 2015.  She was born on February 4, 1976, to Angela G. (Hagy) and Michael J. Geiger.  She was a 1994 graduate of Bath High School.

Carissa’s love and her heart were dedicated to her family, friends, and all of the youth that she pastored. Her passion was photography. She could be seen with a camera to her eye at any activity or event.  Carissa was the Associate Pastor of Youth at Lakeside Chapel in Bath.

Surviving are: her husband of 16 years, Jason; 3 children, Taylor, Cameron and Aly; parents, Michael and Angela Geiger; grandparents, Clint and Joyce Geiger; brother, Michael and Julianne Geiger; sisters, Cara and Larry King, Kesha and Joe Sawchik; mother (in-law) and fathers (in-law), Mike and Barb Szkotnicki, Ted Rahl; brothers (in-law), Kevin and Laura Miesner, Thede and Libby Rahl, and Jeremy and Crystal Rahl; and sister (in-law), Christy and Jeremy Rahl-Letts. She is survived by her nieces and nephews Adrian, Mikey, Savannah, Jadyn, Haley; Lana, Lyla, Lochlan, Lincoln; Joey, Xander; Dean, Emma, Theodore, Ella; Viola and Noah. She is also survived by numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held at Northpointe Community Church, 505 E. Webb Dr., Dewitt, MI at 3:00 PM, Sunday, September 20, 2015, with The Rev. Tom Harmon officiating. The family will receive friends at the church 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lakeside Church Youth Activity Center; 5800 Park Lake Rd., PO Box 245, Bath, MI 48808.

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Susan Hagerman
September 17, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Carissa was one of the finest, loving, godly women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was always so full of joy. I will miss her terribly. Jason, my prayers are with your whole family.

Adrian Geiger
September 17, 2015 at 7:16 pm

i cant tell you in meer words how awesome and passionate my aunt was. she loved God her kids her husband and even those of us she taught at youth group. I know she is with the Lord and will look down upon her family with love and protection. i wish i was able to see her before she passed. i loved her so much. i grieve with my family.

Joyce Scarbro
September 17, 2015 at 7:24 pm

My heart goes out to all of Carissa family. My deepest sympathy for everyone. Joyce

Joye Cochran
September 17, 2015 at 7:34 pm

My heart breaks with yours. Praying for God’s peace and comfort during this time of grief.

Shelia Stover
September 17, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Angel, Mike, Michael, Cara, Kesha, Jason,Taylor, Cameron, and Aly: there are no words to comfort you right now; you know she’s with Jesus, Aunt Betty, Uncle George and other loved ones who have gone before. May God bless you all.

Michelle Hall
September 17, 2015 at 7:39 pm

I will miss you big cousin so sad to hear but I am so glad you no longer are suffering my prayers to all the family you will be greatly missed… I will not be able to attend the memorial due to work but I will take a moment of silence that day in your memory.. you will always be in my thoughts prayers and love.I will see you when the time is right cousin until then. Enjoy your time with the heavenly father amen and GOD BLESS

Phyllis Crite-McClure
September 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Our condolences to the Rahl Family will miss her dearly. Jason praying for the family.

Laura Ferguson
September 17, 2015 at 8:52 pm

So sorry & surprised to hear this sad news, I thought you were getting better with your fight with cancer. By the way cancer sucks! Our thoughts & prayers are with the whole family at this time. RIP

Kristin Healey
September 17, 2015 at 9:11 pm

Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Jason, kids, family and friends of this amazing woman. We are so sorry for your loss.

Tammy Lemmer
September 17, 2015 at 10:50 pm

Heart broken to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers to Jason and the family.

Tom Szedlak
September 18, 2015 at 7:35 am

So sorry for your loss. It was great to get to know Carissa better this past basketball season and we will all miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with Jason, Taylor and the rest of the family at this time.
May she RIP and God Bless!

The Gutierrez Family
September 18, 2015 at 9:01 am

Our deepest sympathy to the Rahl Family. Carissa’s warmth and loving smile will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rose Davies Krueger
September 18, 2015 at 11:27 am

My deepest sympathy to you all. Lifting you up in prayer for the days and weeks ahead.

Terry and Anna
September 18, 2015 at 12:41 pm

I was raised half my life around the Geiger family they treated me as if I was blood Carissa was like an aunt to me and I know she will be missed dearly it breaks my heart she had to leave us early

Sandy Wong
September 18, 2015 at 7:39 pm

I am so sorry for your earthly loss. We don’t grieve as those who have no hope of heaven, but we do grieve with the hope of seeing Carissa again. I will be praying for each of you.

Sherry Offenberger Sanchez
September 20, 2015 at 2:08 am

I am heartbroken that this beautiful woman has passed. A cousin I never met who passed too soon. Prayers for my family suffering this loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Marcy McCauley
September 20, 2015 at 11:41 am

It was a God-given privilege to be allowed to serve your family during a time of such heartache. I hurt with you, but not as one who has no hope. Even during the short time with her I knew Carissa was one of God’s chosen. My thoughts & prayers will be with you in the days & weeks ahead.

Michelle Li
September 20, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Dear Rahl family

We are so sorry for your loss. I will always see Carrisa running down the soccer field taking pictures of all the girls and I will miss her sweet personality.

Michelle Tong and Jenna Li

Vicki. Brian Chaney
September 20, 2015 at 5:28 pm

So sorry for you all. Our hearts are with you.

Cheryl Bywater, Deputy Director of Lansing Campus at WMU Cooley Law School
September 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm

Our hearts are with you and your beautiful children. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time. Please know all of us at WMU Cooley are thinking of you.

Shannon White
September 20, 2015 at 7:41 pm

So sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to work with Carissa several years ago and she was such a bright light to everyone she encountered. I chose my daughter’s name Karissa after her because it was such a pretty name and Carissa was such a beautiful lady! I will always remember her kindness and happy smile! Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

Bobbie Miller
September 22, 2015 at 11:05 am

So sorry for your family’s loss Jason. My heart goes out to all of you!! Carissa is no longer in pain and in a far better place. Not easy to hear but least gives some comfort. Take care and I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers! Bobbie

Doug and Kay Bytwerk
September 24, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Dear Mike and Angie,
We are so sorry for your loss. Though we never met your daughter, we grieve with you for her.
May God give you the peace that passes all understanding as only He can.
Love and blessings,
Doug and Kay

Hilarie Krumm
October 19, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Ever since I met Carissa, when Aly was in preschool, I have admired her faith and strength. She was an amazing witness to the Lord. She showed how to stand strong using the power of the Holy Spirit, even through the hardest of times. She was a blessing to so many! I am praying for you all!


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