Family, friends and neighbors are welcome to gather in his memory at his home, 8421 Fifth Ave., Almond, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4.
Hardell-Holly Funeral Home of Almond assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Giese was born April 7, 1952, a son of the late Ernest and Eunice (Sargent) Giese. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids.
He worked for Consolidated Papers. He left for a few years to work for the city of Wisconsin Rapids before returning to the mill to work much of the next three decades as a rope tender.
He served in the Wisconsin National Guard.
He was married to Mary Devine-Giese in 1987.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jamie (Amanda), Wausau, and Shawn, Waukesha; three stepchildren, Charity (Jason) Hulce, Amherst, and Jeremiah Jake Erickson, and Joel (Jessica) Erickson, both of Stevens Point; five siblings, Mary (Ken) Matthews, Dennis Giese, Susan (Greg) Walcott, and Tammy Roberts, all of Wisconsin Rapids, and James (Joyce) Giese, Stevens Point; and five grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Christopher.