Obit: Giese, Helen L. (1934 - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Albrecht, Bergmann, Dougherty, Giese, Goerlitz, Hanson, Meinen, Morse, Pruss, Streich, Vander Grinten, Walker, Wisner

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 7/21/2018

Giese, Helen L. (Morse) (25 APR 1934 - 19 JUL 2018)

Helen L. Giese, age 84, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, surrounded by her family.

She was born April 25, 1934, in Athens, the daughter of the late Sanford and Eula (Wisner) Morse. On Dec. 15, 1953, she married Thomas Giese. He survives.

Helen’s greatest joy was time spent with family and enjoying a meal with a pretty set table. Helen enjoyed cooking, canning and quilting. She was very active in her community with her church and card clubs. She loved spending time with her husband, bus trips, traveling to Las Vegas, taking an occasional trip to the casino and catching up with family and friends on Facebook.

Survivors include her husband of 64-1/2 years, Tom Giese; children, Mary Jo and Peter Vander Grinten, Mark and Michele Giese, Lori and Mark Dougherty and Rick and Steph Giese; grandchildren, Jon Vander Grinten, Sara (Ryan) Goerlitz, Will Dougherty, Riley Dougherty, Ben Giese and Stacey Giese; great-grandchildren, Avie and Jonah Goerlitz; sisters, Nancy Albrecht, Audrey (Harold) Pruss, Alberta (Wayne) Walker and Sally (Lamont) Meinen; sisters-in-law, Nancy Streich and Jackie Bergmann; brother-in-law, Ed (Marge) Giese; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Sanford Jr. and Judy Morse; and a brother-in-law, Earl Albrecht.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2018, at Christ United Church, Athens. Rev. Teri Hanson presided. Burial was in Athens Village Cemetery, Athens. Visitation was held on Sunday, July 22, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens, and again on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Christ United Church, Athens.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staffs at Aster Retirement Community and Heartland Hospice for their kind, compassionate care of Helen.
“Whenever you see a cardinal, think of me.”

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