OBITUARY

Herschel E. Giese

November 6, 1922December 6, 2011

Herschel E. Giese, age 89, of West Salem, IL, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, IL. Herschel was born November 6, 1922 to Helen Beatrice (Bell) and William Frank Giese. He married Zella June Musgrave on March 1, 1946 in Henderson, KY. Herschel was a Corporal in the US Air Force during WWII, from 1943-1945. He was an oilfield driller, retired from AMF and also from the US Postal Service, as a rural mail carrier. He was a lifetime Cub Fan, since 1945, and has the card to prove it. He was also a lifetime member of the Edwards County VFW, Post 8222, and a member of the Olney American Legion, and also enjoyed being with fellow Veterans from the West Salem area. Herschel was preceded in death by his parents, wife, June, one daughter: Darla Akins, and one son: William Lee “Stick” Giese, one brother: Richard Giese, and a sister: June Gaede. Herschel leaves to mourn his passing, and celebrate his life, Children: Brenda (Gilbert) Barnhart of West Salem, IL, Sandy Halterman of Olney, IL, Marsha (Dean) Wiseman of Browns, IL, Teresa (Mark) Schnautz of Olney, IL, Steve (Rita) Giese of West Salem, IL, and John (Alicia) Giese of Lafayette, IN. He is also survived by 14 Grandchildren, 14 Great-grandchildren and 2 Great-great-grandchildren. Visitation for Herschel Giese will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 5 to 7 PM at Ingram Funeral Home, West Salem, IL. Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 10AM at Ingram Funeral Home, West Salem, IL. Burial will follow in the Moravian Cemetery with full military rites.Pallbearers: John Giese, Steve Giese, Mark Schnautz, Eric Wiseman, Chad Wiseman, Joe Taylor, Jared Giese, Ryker Elliot-Barnhart. Honorary Pallbearers: Dean Wiseman, Gilbert Barnhart, George Knackmus, Tom Moore, Delbert Seals, Ted McKinney. Memorials to honor Herschels’ memory may be made to: VFW Avenue of Flags, Albion, IL or Veterans’ Memorial on the West Salem Square. Ingram Funeral Home, West Salem, IL entrusted with arrangements.

Services

  • Funeral Servicce Friday, December 9, 2011
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Herschel E. Giese

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Ron Gawthorp

December 11, 2011

I am so sad to know that "Hersch" is gone. He was one swell guy. I can't think of my hometown without thinking of Herschel. He will always be an All American to me.

Larry & Bernadette Shein

December 8, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always hold special memories of Herschel in our hearts.

Donita Byford

December 8, 2011

May God send comfort and peace at this most difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Kendall Doty

December 8, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I'll miss seeing Herschel whenever I do make it up home. The Cubs lost a great fan.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

One of the many parades Dad marched in.

FROM THE FAMILY

This picture of Dad and Mom was taken at Sabrina's wedding 5-27-89

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Darla, Dad, Mom, Sandy, Teresa Brenda, Bill, Steve, John and Marsha taken 1986 at Mom and Dad's 40th

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Dad with his new Cub jacket

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This picture of Mom and Dad was taken at August 9,1997