Rockne Leland RL Giesecke LUBBOCK-Rockne Leland RL Giesecke of Lubbock passed from this life Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. He was born into this life Saturday Feb. 13, 1932, to C.W. and Arlene (Lambert) Giesecke in Afton, Texas. He was a 1950 graduate of Matador High School, and a 1954 graduate of Texas A&M University. RL married Geneva Gage April 9, 1955. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. RL is survived by his wife, Geneva, and two children; one son, Michael; and wife, Penny of Floydada; and a daughter, Elaine Ruland of Lubbock; two grandchildren, Lance Ruland and wife Andrea of Melissa; and Zalanda Ruland of Lubbock; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, LC Giesecke of Fredricksburg, and RC Giesecke of Matador; two sisters, Charlene Bagley of Canyon and Nixie Sullivan of Allen. A graveside service will be at Afton Cemetery, Afton, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m. Arrangements were entrusted to Agape Funeral Chapel, Lubbock. In lieu of flowers the Giesecke family suggests memorials in honor of RL be made to the Afton Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 533 Afton, TX, 79244.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Sept. 20, 2013