THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Elmer Giese, 87, of Green Bay, formerly of Suring, passed away Monday morning, July 21 at a Green Bay hospital.
Born Jan. 27, 1927 in the Town of Breed, to Louis and Myrtle (Ramsdell) Giese, he grew up in the Suring area where he attended school and learned to become an auto mechanic. He served in the United States Air Force, 5th Airborne Division, during World War II. On Aug. 6, 1949, he married Laverne Nicholas in Abrams. The couple lived in Suring before moving to Milwaukee in 1957, where he worked for Badger Pontiac until moving back to the area in 1967. He was an auto mechanic at the Coop in Suring, then Parsons Chevrolet in Oconto Falls before working at Peterson Ford until his retirement.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, golfing and being with his large family and many friends. A 50 year VFW member with Suring Post #2063 and most recently Gillett Post 8314, he once belonged to the Northeastern Wisconsin Lions Club.
Survivors are his wife of 65 years, Laverne, Green Bay; two children, Todd (Carla) Giese, DePere and Beth Schowalter, Louisville, Ky.; five granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Agnes (Richard) Ziereis, Embarrass; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Evelyn "Sally" Giese, Suring, Dawn Huebscher, Oconto; Leland "Penny" (Lois) Nicholas and Sylvia (Lowell "Buzz") Kamke, both of Oconto Falls and Norma Giese, Crooked Lake and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Elton, Louis, Chester and Delbert Giese and two sisters, Gladys Giese and Dorothy Katch.
Visitation will be held after 9 a.m. Saturday, July 26 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls until the time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. Pastor Steve Apfel will officiate with burial and military honors to follow in the Breed Cemetery.