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GIESKING, Hermine 1882-1975


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/30/2014 at 09:45:06

Funeral Friday At Local Church For Hermine Giesking

Funeral services for Hermine Giesking were held on Friday, April 25, 1975 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Pastor Clarence Alexander was in charge of services. Music was furnished by soloist, Eldon Harms. Mrs. Eldon Harms was organist. Mrs. Alvin Harms and Mrs. Harold F. Harms were flower attendants. Pall bearers were Herman J. Koch, Darrell Koch, William F. Koch, Henry Mayland, Jr., Melhourne Heesch, and Carl Giesking, Jr. Interment was in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery. Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hermine Giesking passed away Tuesday morning, April 22, 1975 at the Beverly Manor Convalescent Center in Grundy Center, due to complications of advanced age. She had been confined there for the past six years and reached the age of 92 years, 5 months and 7 days.

She was born on a farm in Shiloh township, northeast of Wellsburg, on November 15, 1882, the daughter of William and Hermine (Mayland) Koch. She attended the rural school, Colfax 3, in the area. On February 8, 1905 she was united in marriage to Henry Giesking at the home of her parents. Following their marriage they made their home on a farm near Buffalo Center for two years, and then moved to a farm in Colfax township, northeast of Wellsburg. Mr. Giesking passed away June 24, 1950. In September of 1952, she moved to Wellsburg to make her home. In April of 1969, when her health began to fail, she moved to the Beverly Manor Convalescent Center in Grundy Center to make her home.

Mrs. Geisking was a member of the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wellsburg having been baptized in the church on January 24, 1883, and being confirmed on April 3, 1898.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, two sisters, one half-brother, one daughter, Hermine, one son, William in infancy, one daughter in infancy and one grandson.

Those who survive her are one daughter and three sons: Carl Giesking, Grundy Center; (Charlotte), Mrs. Albert Hempen, Cedar Falls; Willie Giesking, Wellsburg; Alvin Giesking, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 May 1975, pg 17


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