Ruth Doris (Outcalt) Giese


Sept. 19, 1918 - Jan. 6, 2013



Ruth Doris (Outcalt) Giese, 94, Green Bay, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at a local nursing home.  She was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Milwaukee to Harry and Loretta (Barbaras) Burroughs.


Ruth graduated from Wauwatosa High School in the Class of 1937. She was united in marriage to Glen Outcalt on July 5, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1971. She later married Harold Giese. He preceded her in death in 1988. Ruth was a longtime employee of Walgreens, where she worked in the post office. She was employed at Waukesha Memorial Hospital as a mail clerk until her retirement. Ruth was a member of Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Green Bay. She was an active member of The Order of the Eastern Star-Martha Washington Chapter No. 124 for more than 50 years, as well as The Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem Nazarene Shrine No. 8-Wisconsin.


Ruth is survived by five children and their spouses, Alan and Diane Outcalt of Wheaton, Ill., Lynne Vich of Fulton, Mo., Joyce and Joe McConnell of Lincoln, Mo., Janice and Don Fischer of Denmark, Wis., and Arlene and Ron Hux of Portland, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.


Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Amy Engebose officiating. Burial will be in Hartland Cemetery in Hartland. 


Ruth’s family would like to express their appreciation to the nurses, doctors and staffs of Grancare Gardens and Grancare Nursing Center for their services. Special appreciation is extended to Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church for their prayers and support during her last days.


A memorial fund has been established in Ruth’s name.


Blaney Funeral Home, 920-494-7447, is serving the family. To send online condolences, please go to