Baptized into the hope of Christ’s resurrection, Friday, August 20, 2021 at age 67. Beloved husband of Theresa Giesing (nee Peterson); dear father and father-in-law of Adam (Heather) Giesing, Christine (Matt) Breite and Melissa (Marco) Christlieb; loving grandfather of Mason and Max Giesing, Marion Breite and Ava and AJ Christlieb; dear son of Shirley and the late Harold Giesing and stepson of the late Robert Knue and the late Lucille Giesing; dear brother of Gary Giesing, Todd Giesing and Robbie Knue; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend.
Gene was an amazing Husband, Father, and Paw. His #1 priority was ensuring others' happiness, including keeping bellies full by making his speciality, Wally Burgers. Throughout his life, he shared his love of The Three Stooges, classic movies like Casablanca, and music from Barbra Streisand and Jimmy Buffett. Gene was an excellent photographer and could always be counted on to capture special moments at gatherings with family and friends. Gene's humor and upbeat attitude instantly lifted the mood in any room he entered. He was an avid reader and had a unique ability to describe life events in animated detail. Gene worked as a Bank Examiner for 37 years with the Office of Thrift Supervision, where he made many lifelong friends. After retirement, Gene obtained his life goal of having a condo on the beach and would often be seen taking pictures of the sunset and enjoying the sound of the waves. Our journey without him seems impossible, but the memories he left us will never fade.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle. Interment will follow at Carlyle Township Cemetery. Visitation and Funeral Mass of Christian Burial were held in St. Louis.