Robert J. ‘Bob’ Giesie
Dec. 16, 1932 - May 30, 2011
Robert J. "Bob" Giesie of St. Germain, formerly of 123 N. West Ave., Waukesha, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 78.
He was born in Waukesha on Dec. 16, 1932, the son of Lloyd and Kathryn (nee Dick) Giesie. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1950 until 1953 in Okinawa, Japan, during the Korean conflict. From 1954 until 1958, he worked for Waukesha Motor Works and then worked at the Falk Corp. until his retirement. Bob had a love for old cars, especially his 1947 Ford. An avid card player, he enjoyed playing cribbage, euchre, sheepshead and dice, and will always be known for his "golden rules" for euchre. Bob will be fondly remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor, as well as the "black-hat" scorekeeper of the Nalcrest, Fla., baseball team (2-Bob). He will be forever missed by his wife, Patricia (nee Ford) of St. Germain; their children, Peter D. (Sylvia) Giesie of Hartland, William J. (Nicole) Giesie of Oak Grove, Minn., Kathryn M. (Rick) Ezell of Colgate, Timothy A. (Julie) Giesie of Hartland and Patricia "Tricia" (Ron) Colaianni of Mukwonago; his grandchildren, Nicole, Marissa, Anthony, Jamie, Austen, Connor, Mandy, Spencer, Anna, Mykayla, Jessica, Olivia, Arthur and Brandon Koepnick; and one great-grandchild, Peyton. He is further survived by his brothers, Ralph (Donna) Giesie of Florida, Joseph (Carole) Giesie of Land O’ Lakes and Jerold Giesie of Florida, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving companion, Giezzer.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service with full military honors Friday, June 3, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A celebration of life picnic will be held Saturday. More information will be available.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF.org/sewi) for Kayla’s Superstars, 3333 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 107, Wauwatosa, WI 53222.
For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.