GIESEY, E. J. 1883-1938
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Date: 10/9/2016 at 20:58:54
E. J. Giesey Is Victim of Cancer; Died Thursday
E. J. Giesey died at his home in Grundy Center shortly after one o'clock Thursday. Cancer was the cause. His death had been expected daily for a number of weeks. He was taken sick about a year and a half ago and was taken to a hospital in Waterloo where he submitted to an operation and where he remained for treatment in the hospital for about two months. He got somewhat better and was able to devote some time to his business for a number of months the past summer. The old trouble came back and there was no human skill that could check it. The patient made a game fight to withstand the ravages of the disease, but he eventually had to accept his fate as others with similar affliction did before him.
Mr. Giesey was born in Dubuque county and grew up there. Had he lived until the 17th of May he would have been 53 years old. Early in life he earned the barber trade and worked during the earlier years in his life in a shop in Dubuque. In 1911 he came to Grundy Center where he acquired an interest in the corner barbershop under the bank. Eight years later he went into the real estate business in Grundy Center and continued in that work up to the time of his active life. He was married in February, 1911. Three months later he and his bride came to Grundy Center, which they have made their home ever since.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. Father Leo Entringer were held in the Catholic church Monday morning. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery in Grundy Center.
Surviving are the widow, one married daughter, Mrs. Lewis Davis of Grundy Center, one son, Edward of Waterloo, and the youngest daughter, Imogene, who is attending high school. Other surviving relatives are his aged mother, a sister, Dorothy, from Madison, Wis., and a sister, Martha, Wisconsin.
Business Houses Closed During Funeral Service
The business houses in Grundy Center were closed from ten until eleven o'clock during the funeral service at the Catholic church. There was a very large attendance at the church service. The services were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. Leo Entringer. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.
Pallbearers were Leo Reiss, Fred Clark, V. F. Sieverding, M. J. Connell, W. H. Kinsinger and A. Hulne. Honorary pallbearers were Wm. Groote, Jake Stumberg, George Canfield, W. J. Scott, Tom Marion and Lawrence Staats.
Relatives outside of the county here for the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Roeder, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bicknell and children, Mrs. Joe Ducharme and son Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kegler, all from Waterloo, Mrs. P. J. Roeder and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Henderson from Cedar Rapids.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 March 1938, pg 12
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