Ray Giese

Date of Death: Jul 29, 2014
Ray Giese
[highlight_text] [/highlight_text] Ray Giese, 86, of Waupun, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.


[leftcolumn] 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.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Ray Giese will be held Monday, August 4, 2014 at 12 noon at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun with Rev. Elizabeth Lee officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorial Contributions: [/highlight_text] Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church Hospice Hope-Fond du Lac



  1. Jeff & Kathy Mallon Says: July 30, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Our sincere sympathy. We worked with Ray at John Deere!

    Good memories, God’s blessing & comfort!

  2. Chuck Oppermann Says: July 31, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Kathy and I wish to express our sympathy to your family at the passing of Ray. I knew him and cared for him greatly as I became acquainted with him through work at John Deere and also when I would hang around with the kids, especially David.

    I care deeply for the whole family and hope you can focus on the positive influences your dad had on you.

    Chuck Oppermann

  3. Bonnie Van de Weghe (Bauer) from Beaver Dam Says: July 31, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Deepest condolences on the passing of your father. I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple times. Prayers and hugs to your families.

  4. Heather Pobanz & Kim Fromolz Says: July 31, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Barb, and family. We send our deepest sympathys to you. We are thinking about you during this difficult time. I am sure he is fishing in heaven Barb ! <3

  5. Betty singer Says: August 2, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Barb and Ronald……I just heard about Ray’s passing tonite from Dawn. I am sorry to hear about this and you r family is in my prayers. I cannot make it to the viewing/funeral as I am leaving town tomorrow a.m for a meeting in Illinois . and won’t be back until Tuesday.

    Once again, my deepest sympathy.

    Betty singer

  6. betty kartechner Says: August 3, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    extending my sympathy to the family.

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