Anita M. Giefen

Oct. 9, 1923 – April 3, 2010

Anita M. Giefen of Waukesha died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Waukesha at the age of 86. She was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Rudolph and Emma (nee Hahn) Timmler.

She was a 1942 graduate of Juneau High School. On July 20, 1946, she married Raymond Giefen in Chicago. During World War II, she had worked for Delta in Milwaukee and for 22 years had worked for Automatic Electric. She was a 50-year member of Ascension Lutheran Church, where she was active with the Ladies Guild. She enjoyed going to the casinos, especially in Las Vegas.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Raymond of Waukesha; along with their children, Stewart Giefen of Waukesha, Linda (Hilman) West of Euclid, Ohio, and Laura Raffeet, Allen Giefen, Ronald Giefen and Sandra Giefen, all of Waukesha. She is further survived by five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Harold Nevin of Alamena; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her children, Wayne Giefen and Deborah Osburn; sisters, Dorothy, Gertrude, Ella and Gracie; and brothers, William and Harold.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A second visitation will take place from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service Thursday, April 8, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St., Waukesha. Graveside services will follow at Highland Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214-1549.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.