|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1907|
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 2011|
Gene Rudolph Gierisch, a 104-year-old longtime resident of Burley, was called home Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, while at the home of his daughter, Noreen Holdaway, in North Ogden, Utah.
He was born June 24, 1907, in Bountiful, Utah, to William Rudolph and Annie Kramer Gierisch. He married Lena Fawn Marshall on Nov. 4, 1935, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Gene was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various callings throughout his life, including a mission to Central States Oklahoma from 1931 to 1933. During the last five years, he enjoyed the time he was able to spend in the Vernal, Ogden and Draper Temples.
Gene learned his love of farming from his father and continued that with his own farm. He shared the produce and flowers from his farm with family, friends and neighbors. He enjoyed fishing and doing machinery repair work for everyone.
He is survived by his children, Bill (Diane) Gierisch of Burley, Ellen Anne (Ernest) Paxson of Vernal, Utah, Noreen (Richard) Holdaway of North Ogden, Utah, Irene (Steve) Groesbeck of Draper, Utah, and Alice (Rex) Osterhout of Paul; 21 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lena; brothers, Omer Donald Gierisch, Ralph Kramer Gierisch and Haven Karl Gierisch; and sisters, Gladys Hill, Marie Estep, Anita Randall and Noreen Lewis.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Pella LDS Church, 160 W. 400 S. of Burley, with Bishop Rod Lake officiating. Burial will be in the Pella Cemetery.
William R. Gierisch (1882 - 1966)
Annie Kramer Gierisch (1881 - 1953)
Lena Fawn Marshall Gierisch (1914 - 2006)
Gene Rudolph Gierisch (1907 - 2011)
Ralph Kramer Gierisch (1913 - 1993)*
Omar Donald Gierisch (1914 - 1921)*
Created by: Annie
Record added: Sep 26, 2011
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