June 10, 1952 – November 4, 2013
John Giffels of Marshall, Michigan Born on June 10, 1952 to Robert and Margaret (Erazmus) Giffels in Toledo, Ohio. He died on November 4, 2013 in Battle Creek after a long battle with his disease of Multiple System Atrophy. John graduated from Hackett High School in Kalamazoo, went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan. He then went on to Wayne State Law School. He married his wife Theresa Piske in 1991. John had a private law practice for several years, then became an attorney for State Farm Insurance of many years and went back in to private practice for a couple of years where he ended his career. John enjoyed golfing, fishing and any college sports especially the ones with the Maize and Blue! He also liked spending time in the U.P. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Theresa (Piske) Giffels; daughter, Molly Giffels; son, Brian Giffels; father, Robert Giffels; brothers and sisters, Mark (Tricia Scott) Giffels, Robert (Maria Freese) Giffels, Carrie Giffels, Edward (Nancy) Giffels, James Giffels and Elizabeth (Dennis Darnoi) Giffels. Eleven nieces and nephews; two great-nieces. John was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Giffels.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224 with Pastor Brian Lutz of Heartland Hospice officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home on Sunday.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Eastside AFC or to Heartland Hospice in memory of John. www.jktiddfuneralhome.com
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2013
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November 8, 2013
Theresa, we are so saddened to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending you our love and support across the miles.
Nancy and Lee
November 7, 2013
Thinking of you and the family! My deepest sympathy to you and the family.
November 7, 2013
Sorry about your lost, sending prayers to the family. Have GREAT memorys of time with him!
November 6, 2013
Thinking of you and your family and sending prayers and my deepest sympathy to each of you.
November 5, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Johns passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless you and your family.