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Glenn Giese

Glenn Edward "Ed" Giese

April 16, 1929 - December 16, 2020
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Obituary

Glenn Edward ‘Ed’ Giese, 91, found peace on December 16, 2020 at his home in Camanche, IA. Honoring his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded with private services taking place at a later date. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Ed was born April 16, 1929 in Hahnaman Township, near Tampico, Illinois, the son of Henry Ehler and Hansine ‘Tena’ (Jacobsen) Giese. He graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1947. On December 26, 1949, Ed married Georgia Haring in Clinton, Iowa.

When first married, Ed was driving trucks. After the arrival of his son, he decided that a career change was needed and landed at DuPont in 1951. He became an electrician which meant no more night shifts. DuPpmt made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, and he retired at age 56. Retirement meant more time for all the people and things he loved most: more quality time with family, especially to be involved in the lives of his grandchildren, golf, fishing, Hawkeyes football and travel. He often said, “Your mother drug this country boy to more places than I would ever have dreamed”. He faced his final days just as when diagnosed with macular degeneration: “You have to play the cards you’re dealt.”

Those left to honor his memory include his son Eldon and daughter-in-law Billie (Tieso) Giese of Fond du Lac, WI; and his daughter Christine and son-in-law Michael Powell of Papillion, NE.; his five grandchildren, Christina Giese and her partner John Kellbach, Jody (Mark) Mentele, Jessica (Scott) Commo, Jon (Cheryl) Powell, and Kari (Andrew) Zehren; his ten great grandchildren, Rueben (Amanda) Westra, Evan and Mariah Loehr, Lee Kellbach, Malia and James Mentele, Sydney and Sophia Commo, Henry and Claire Zehren; his great great grandchildren Wyatt Manning and Viera Westra; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by the love of his life Georgia, his parents, and siblings John, Lillian, Florence, Sylvia and Frances Giese.

Ed thanks all of you that joined him at his 90th birthday and said that’s all the celebration that he needed. An added word of advice-- he shared with us, “If there is something you want to do, do it while you can”.

Ed coached and umpired Little League baseball for many years and asked that memorials go to Clinton Little League Baseball. They may be sent to the family.

The family thanks the countless friends, nieces and nephews that have included Ed in their lives, chauffeured him to appointments, and helped him to live out his dream of remaining in his home for as long as possible.

The family also thanks Mercy One Hospice, Laura Meyer, and Laurie Geary for their loving care.
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Mark Rehr

Posted at 03:42pm
Mark Rehr
I was a friend and neighbor of the Giese family for many years. What a great family. Grew up with the kids. You have my condolences.
 
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Chris Posted at 02:34pm

Thank you Mark. He was the last neighborhood parent to go on 22nd place. It was a wonderful neighborhood to be raised in. He is ging to be missed.
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Wallace Burlingame

Posted at 12:48am
To the family of Glen Edward:
I was shocked to read of Glens passing. we were good friends of him and Georgia. I worked with glen at dupont for many
years and was part of the retirement in 1985 offered as they shut down the cellophane plants. I have been in Tucson Az for 30 years but kept in touch all those years and would stop and see Glen whenever we were back in Clinton..
you have our sympathy and prayers at this sad time. Wallace and Shirley Burlingame











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Chris Posted at 02:36pm

Thank you Wally and Shirley. When he decided it was time to join Mom, it went really fast. He is going to be missed by all of his family and friends. He always enjoyed talking to you. Chris and Eldy
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Jon Weber

Posted at 08:28pm
To the family of Ed,
I worked with Ed at DuPont. My step-dad Harris "Cowboy" Rogness also worked with Ed at DuPont. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jon, Purl, Troy, Logan, and Carley Weber
Hazelwood, MO
 
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Chris Posted at 02:37pm

Thank you for sharing the memory of our father. He is going to be missed by his family and friends.
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