Robert R. Giese, age 94 of Morris, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019, at the Pioneer Home in Fergus Falls, MN.

Visitation for Robert R. Giese will be on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Morris, MN.

Memorial services for Robert Ralph Giese will be held Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Morris, MN, with Reverend Donald Main officiating.  Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris, MN.

Robert Ralph Giese was born on November 9, 1924, to Otto K. and Martha (Reimers) Giese in Holloway, MN. Baptized in Holloway and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hancock.  Robert attended school in Holloway and Hancock through the 11th grade.  On March 3, 1951, Robert was united in marriage to Beverly Ann Lonergan at Assumption Catholic Church Parsonage in Morris.  He farmed for many years near Hancock until 1965 when they moved to Morris.  He worked at Morris Co-op until 1968 when he started his career with MN DOT, retiring in 1989.

Robert was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morris.  He appreciated the many visits from Pastor Donald Main over the years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working with wood. Robert also enjoyed working with the guys at DOT and playing cards.  Robert could be found watching a variety of sports, especially those of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Most importantly, Robert enjoyed the time that he was able to spend with his family.

Robert is survived by his wife: Beverly of Morris, MN; children: Steve (Carol) Giese of Morris, MN, Mary Pedersen of Ivanhoe, MN, Jane Giese of Warren, AR; six grandchildren: Brian (Holly) Giese of Morris, MN, Sara (Steve) Johnston of Albertville, MN, Jenny (Reece) Setterholm of Argyle, MN, Michael (Lara) Pedersen of Tea, SD, Brittany (Josh) Rasmussen of Brookings, SD, and Trey Caperton of Las Vegas, NV; fourteen great-grandchildren;  one sister: Joan Wente of Benson, MN, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law: Doug Pedersen; siblings: Milton Giese, Dorothy Krosch, and Nettie Wiese; sister-in-law, Marie Giese; and brother-in-law Milton Wente.

Memorial services are with Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN.


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