Edith “Edie” Giese


Edith “Edie” Giese, 75, of Rice Lake, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Heritage Lakeside.

Edith was born October 7, 1945, in Whitehall, to Lyman and Esther (Johnson) Giese. Edie graduated from Whitehall High School in 1964, and then attended Winona Secretarial School. She lived and worked in Madison prior to moving to Rice Lake in 1973, when she started her career at Lakeview Medical Center. Edie began her career as the Manager of Medical Records and Quality, followed by her final position as Medical Staff Services Coordinator, until her retirement in 2002.

Edie volunteered after her retirement, and up until the time of her passing, at Marshfield Medical Center Surgical Lounge, Rice Lake Free Clinic and at the Red Barn Theatre. Edie was active in Bethany Lutheran Church and was President of the Elizabeth Circle.

Edie was blessed in life with a wonderful group of friends, making many memories, crafting and exploring with those who have always been by her side.

She is survived by two brothers: Kenneth Giese and Lloyd (Christine) Giese of Whitehall; and many nieces and nephews.

Edie was preceded in death by her parents, Lyman and Esther Giese; a brother and sister-in-law, David (Judith) Giese; and a sister-in-law, Marlys Giese.

At Edie’s request, there will be no funeral or Celebration of Life gathering. She asked that you take a moment to reflect privately on your memories of her.

Memorials can be sent to the charity of your choice.

Private interment will be at Pigeon Creek Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Pigeon Falls.

Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake is assisting with the arrangements.

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