|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1917|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 1959|
Mrs. Gieske Dies; Funeral on Thursday
ROCHELLE - Mrs. Willard H. Gieske, 41, 1038 N. 8th St., died Tuesday in Passavant Memorial Hospital, Chicago.
She was born in Winnebago, daughter of Oscar J. and Jessie Pollard Brauer. She was graduated from Winnebago High School and attended Rockford College and Rockford Business College. She was married to Willard H. Gieske May 16, 1942, in Winnebago, and since then had resided in Rochelle where her husband is head of Rochelle high school music department. She was recording secretary of Rochelle Woman's club and a member of the local chapter, P.E.O.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mary Lou, 15; two sons, John Brauer, 12, and David Willard, 9; her mother, Mrs. Jessie Brauer, Winnebago; a sister, Mrs. L. D. Carmichael, rural Rochelle, and her twin brother, Harold Brauer, Winnebago.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Rochelle Presbyterian church. The Rev. Glenn Strang, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Lawnridge cemetery.
Friends may call in the Unger funeral home after 7 o'clock Wednesday night.
Rockford Morning Star Wed., Feb. 25, 1959 p. A11.
Special thanks to D. Frederick Birely for sponsoring Aunt Helen's memorial page.
Oscar J. Brauer (1890 - 1958)
Jessie Belle Pollard Brauer (1895 - 1967)
Willard Henry Gieske (1912 - 2002)*
Mary Lou Gieske Pennell Mueller (1943 - 1995)*
David Willard Gieske (1949 - 2009)*
Helen Evelyn Brauer Gieske (1917 - 1959)
Harold Everett Brauer (1917 - 1982)*
Marjorie Jean Brauer Carmichael (1924 - 1997)*
Plot: Sec C Block 84 Lot 3 Grave 5
Created by: LOU member #47653322
Record added: Dec 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81482406