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 Rupert Eugene Giesselmann

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Rupert Eugene Giesselmann

Birth
Arlington, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Death
23 Nov 2003 (aged 81)
Overland, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial
Olivette, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID
8175992 View Source

Rupert Eugene Giesselmann, 81

Rupert was born in Arlington, NE to Henry J. and Henrietta (Kruger) Geisselmann.

He graduated from Concordia Teacher’s College in Seward, NE and received a master’s degree in education from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

In 1942, he married Irene L. Hoffman of Cedar Bluffs. They were blessed with five children.

Mr. Giesselmann served in the Army from 1942 until 1946, and was stationed in the Philippines.

After World War II, he began his 36-year teaching career at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Olivette, MO. During his tenure there, he was the school principal, organist and choir director.

In 1960, he moved to Seward, where he taught seventh grade at St. John’s Lutheran School. He returned to St. Louis in 1969 as a teacher and the principal at Atonement Lutheran School in Florissant. He later took the dual position of principal and teacher at Hope Lutheran School in St. Ann until his retirement in 1987.

His love for children and education couldn’t keep him out of the classroom. For the next 12 years, he worked as a substitute teacher for the Special School District of St. Louis County.

Rupert E. Giesselmann, 81, of Overland, Missouri, died November 23, 2003, in Overland of congestive heart failure.

Left with memories are his wife, children: Rodney (Becky) Giesselmann of Arlington, TX; Marilyn (Tom) Brockmann of Creve Coeur, MO; Elaine (Rod) Kumm of Innsbruck, MO; Catherine (Tom) Fogarty of St. Charles, MO, and Connie Thoene of Oakville, MO; sister, Harriet Bloemker of Fremont, NE; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers Glenn, Lyle, Merle and Larry Giesselmann and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 26 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olivette, Mo. Interment was in the church cemetery. Memorials in his name are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olivette, MO, or the Concordia University Development Office in Seward, NE

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Sources: National Archives; obituary printed in the December 12, 2003 Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska and courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska.
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Rupert Eugene Giesselmann, 81

Rupert was born in Arlington, NE to Henry J. and Henrietta (Kruger) Geisselmann.

He graduated from Concordia Teacher’s College in Seward, NE and received a master’s degree in education from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

In 1942, he married Irene L. Hoffman of Cedar Bluffs. They were blessed with five children.

Mr. Giesselmann served in the Army from 1942 until 1946, and was stationed in the Philippines.

After World War II, he began his 36-year teaching career at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Olivette, MO. During his tenure there, he was the school principal, organist and choir director.

In 1960, he moved to Seward, where he taught seventh grade at St. John’s Lutheran School. He returned to St. Louis in 1969 as a teacher and the principal at Atonement Lutheran School in Florissant. He later took the dual position of principal and teacher at Hope Lutheran School in St. Ann until his retirement in 1987.

His love for children and education couldn’t keep him out of the classroom. For the next 12 years, he worked as a substitute teacher for the Special School District of St. Louis County.

Rupert E. Giesselmann, 81, of Overland, Missouri, died November 23, 2003, in Overland of congestive heart failure.

Left with memories are his wife, children: Rodney (Becky) Giesselmann of Arlington, TX; Marilyn (Tom) Brockmann of Creve Coeur, MO; Elaine (Rod) Kumm of Innsbruck, MO; Catherine (Tom) Fogarty of St. Charles, MO, and Connie Thoene of Oakville, MO; sister, Harriet Bloemker of Fremont, NE; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers Glenn, Lyle, Merle and Larry Giesselmann and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 26 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olivette, Mo. Interment was in the church cemetery. Memorials in his name are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olivette, MO, or the Concordia University Development Office in Seward, NE

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Sources: National Archives; obituary printed in the December 12, 2003 Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska and courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska.
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