William Henry Giese
January 12, 1924 – January 6, 2019
Bill Giese, fondly known as Billy “G”, went home to be with the Lord on January 6th, 2019 six days before his 95th birthday in Folsom, CA at Oakmont of Folsom care home. The cause of his death was heart failure. Bill was born and raised in Ames Iowa by his parents Henry and Dolly. His favorite childhood memory was being part of the boy scouts. He finished College with a master’s degree in journalism and worked for a local newspaper for a short time until he realized that his passion was real estate.
Bill joined the Army/Air Force as a fighter pilot in WWII serving for two years. He was married to Eleanor for 71 years. They enjoyed their family of one daughter, three sons and numerous Sheltie dogs. Their life took them to Washington State, Colorado Springs, Hawaii twice, Clovis New Mexico, and finally Sacramento, California.
Bill was a golfer, bowler, fisherman, photographer, journalist, organic farmer, commercial realtor and cartoonist. He excelled in everything he put his mind to. His greatest love was his family of whom he took great care of. If they needed anything he was there for them. He was very handsome, full of wit and had a real zest for life.
He is survived by his wife Eleanor, his children Claudia, Bill Jr., Ben and Mike. He also has twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The Celebration of Life Service will be held on January 25th at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Vernon in Fair Oaks, at 8201 Greenback Lane.
The family is deeply grateful to Harmony Home Care and Oakmont of Folsom for their very tender-loving care for our husband and father Bill.
We loved Billy “G” and always will. We are deeply grateful for all that he did in our behalf and for who he was.
- Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2019
- Committal Friday, January 25, 2019
- Reception Friday, January 25, 2019