Erwin (Erv) Otto Giessen

Erwin (Erv) Otto Giessen, age 94, has died. He was a problem-solver, woodworker, artist and fisherman. He was a World War II veteran.

He was a loving husband for 65 years to Lorraine (Herold) and father to Cynthia Brouwer (deceased) (John), and Jeffrey (Mary) Giessen.

He was born in Chicago, to Otto and Marie (Pfeiffer). He was the grandfather of Elizabeth Brouwer Jones, and Christopher, Corey and Casey Giessen; the great-grandfather of Issac, Lucas, Abigail and Madeline Jones, and Mia and Liam Giessen; the adoring uncle to Marilyn Durante Bill (Walter Wasel), Wayne Herold, Vicki Herold Sallas, Karen Herold Cozen and Gary Herold.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Peace Memorial Church in Palos Park. Private interment will be alongside his daughter at the Union Cemetery in St. Charles.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Jan. 4, 2013