THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Shirley A. Giese
Issue Date: April 24, 2014
Shirley Ann (Badish) Giese, 76, of Daggett, Mi., passed away Tuesday, April 15 at home surrounded by her family.
Born May 19, 1937, to Julius and Edna Badish, she grew up in the Belgiumtown area and graduated from Stephenson High School in 1955. She moved to Milwaukee shortly after graduation. After working for Wisconsin Bell, she worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin 35 years. She worked hard and enjoyed helping people. Retiring from the Coordination of Benefits Department in 1998, she moved back to her family homestead in Daggett, Mi. (Belgiumtown).
She loved sewing, gardening, strawberries and making her family favorite strawberry jam, canning tomatoes that she grew, the simple things in life, visiting friends, family, relatives and special friend, Jean Thurman. She especially liked to be with her grandchildren, weekly Sunday visits with a good friend, Mike Vincent and watching the Packers, wearing her lucky Packer sweatshirt for every game.
She is survived by four children, Kenneth Giese, of West Bend, Kathleen Sissy (Mike) Vincent, of Stephenson, Mi., Karen Giese, of Daggett, Mi. and Keith Giese, of Ingalls, Mi.; two granddaughters; two grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Edna Badish and brothers Leo, Frank and Harry.
Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home on Thursday April 17 after 4 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Pastor Archie Roberts officiatied with burial in Stephenson Township Cemetery.