Ralph “Chazie” A. Giese
Ralph “Chazie” A. Giese died on October 8, 2021 at the age of 87. He was born to Elmer and Adele Giese at home in Theresa on October 26, 1933. He served our country in the Army during the Korean War, 1953-1955. Ralph married Faye Jacklin on June 18, 1955 and loved her for the next 66 years. Wild Country aftershave, pearl snap down western shirts with sleeves rolled up twice and his dancing boots were always part of him. He liked camping, doing stuff with the snowmobile club, working in his garage and helping out others. He got a chance to go on the Honor Flight with his son-in-law and had a great time. He has lots of pictures.
He also loved his family. Ralph invented different ways to get them to come to help him with something and then making a party of it. He looked forward to seeing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren more than anything.
Ralph drove truck most of his life. He helped his dad haul cattle. For 20 years, he drove truck for Mercury Marine. He decided to go on his own and became an Owner-Operator. Ralph also drove school bus for Lomira School District for 9 years before he fully retired.
Those he left behind are his wife Faye, his daughter Christine (Al), his son Roger (Joan) and his son Chet. He has 6 grandchildren: Brandon, Ashley, Michelle, Jason, Michael, and Ryan. Ralph has 8 great-grandchildren and one on the way. He has 3 sisters remaining: Dorothy Krueger, Shirley Gruber, Bonnie Okon and 3 sisters-in-law: Marion Giese, Carol Ruplinger, Bonnie Okon and 1 brother-in-law Ronnie Coulter.
Preceding him in death are his parents and family members Norman and Gertrude Jacklin, Verona (Frank) Hartwig, Oscar (Ruth) Giese, Oliver Krueger, Marvin Giese, Margaret (Marvin) Schultz, Janet Coulter, Norman Gruber, Mary (Leonard) Schultz, Sal Okon, Leroy (Delores) Faber, Ralph (Mary) Jacklin, Norman Jacklin, Jr, Marvin Ruplinger and Harold Jacklin.
Ralph’s wishes were for a private cremation and burial with the immediate family.
We wish to thank the nurses (especially Adam S.) at Beaver Dam Hospital, the support staff, the case workers, Crossroads team, and Heartland for their support with hospice.
Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com
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