OBITUARY

Ruth M Giess

January 29, 1932April 24, 2021

Ruth M. Giess, 89, of Freeburg, IL, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital on April 24, 2021. She was born in Belleville, IL, on January 29, 1932, to Elmer and Dorothea Giess.

Ruth loved animals, especially her dog Sweetie, and her family dearly. Ruth was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt and she won an award for being the longest serving employee at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. At the age of 10, Ruth survived Spinal Meningitis and became deaf as a result, but now she gets to hear her Lord’s voice. She was a sweet, loving, generous, strong willed and determined woman. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Dorothea (nee Schiermeier) Giess, sister Betty Ann Gerfen, brother John Giess, and three infant brothers.

She is survived by her sister Joan Vahle and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Visitation will occur at Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, IL, on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10 am, followed by a memorial service at 11 am.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

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