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Giles Michael Walsh

January 18, 1984 ~ March 15, 2021 (age 37)

Obituary


Giles Michael Walsh, 37, of Fairway, Kansas, died March 15, 2021, in Fairway, KS. He was born January 18, 1984, in Belleville, IL.
He is survived by his parents Michael and Mariella Walsh nee Gresham; sister Alisha M. (Steven) Palm; nephew Louis Michael Palm (Giles' Godson) and niece Blakely Palm. A Girl Friend. Aunts; uncles; and cousins.


Giles graduated from University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree and Kent Law School in Chicago, IL with a doctorate degree. He was a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Association, an Eagle Scout, Fire Crafter, Order of the Arrow, and SLUH Rifle Club.


Giles practiced law in Chicago, Saint Louis and eventually in Kansas City. He was a mentor for the Big Brother’s organization and strongly believed in community involvement with a strong commitment to give back. He offered countless hours of pro bono legal counseling to those in need. 


Giles was an avid fan of live music and felt passionately that one should always live in the moment so he had a strict policy of no cell phones at live shows. He was everyone’s favorite dance partner that never failed to bring energy to any event. He was a master chef that enjoyed grilling and smoking meats. He loved to host friends and family for meals that could never be duplicated in any restaurant. He was the ultimate great outdoorsman that loved boating and camping. He was a traveler of the world exploring many countries and immersing himself in different cultures often times spending hours studying and reading before trips. He was also an accomplished marksman that even attended the qualifying round for the Junior Olympics. Giles was also known to flex his intellectual muscle during game nights with friends. He generally just loved enjoying all that life has to offer and lived every day to its fullest. He will be so dearly missed but heaven certainly gained the life of the party. 


As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Louis University High School, Immaculate Conception School, or Heart Association


Memorial Visitation:
4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Church
9 AM until time of service Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church


Funeral Mass:
10 AM Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Church in Columbia, IL
Msgr. Carl Scherrer officiating
Interment at St. Patrick Cemetery in Tipton, IL

 

The service can be viewed online by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb7jJOfGkUc

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Wednesday
March 24, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Church
411 Palmer Road
Columbia, IL 62236

Memorial Visitation
Thursday
March 25, 2021

9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
411 Palmer Road
Columbia, IL 62236

Memorial Mass
Thursday
March 25, 2021

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
411 Palmer Road
Columbia, IL 62236

Please note
To view service online please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb7jJOfGkUc
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