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Ray Giese, 86, of Waupun, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.
Ray was born February 16, 1928, in Waupun, the son of William and Margaret Kovalaske Giese. On September 4, 1948, he married Mildred Born in Waupun and the couple lived in Waupun all their married lives. Ray was employed at John Deere in Horicon and retired after 31 years of employment. Then, Ray and Mildred were employed as custodians at The State Bank of Waupun where they worked for many years. Mildred died in 1988. Ray was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun and a member of The Eagles Club of Fond du Lac.
Ray is survived by a son, Ronald W. Giese of Fond du Lac; two daughters, Linda J. Elgersma of Beaver Dam; and Barbara K. Giese of Waupun; four grandchildren, Tammy Giese, Jenelle Ritter, Gena Winter, and Jana Elgersma, all of Beaver Dam; seven great-grandchildren, Aaron Bailey, Brennon Giese, Matthew Hussli, Evan Winter, Ian Winter, Lydia Elgersma, and Tanner Ritter.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; a son, David, in 2004; and a brother, Wilbert "Gaser" Giese.
Funeral services for Ray Giese will be held Monday, August 4, 2014, at noon at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun with Rev. Elizabeth Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home
201 E. Jefferson Street
Waupun , WI 53963
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on July 31, 2014