Roland D. Giese, June 1, 1935 - December 26, 2017

Roland D. Giese
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Roland D. Giese, age 82 of Eau Claire, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born June 1, 1935 to Donald and Wilma (Glasspoole) Giese in Eau Claire.  He grew up on the family farm just south of Eau Claire.  He left home at the age of 18 and moved to Kenosha, where he owned and operated a local Dairy Queen.  After selling his Dairy Queen, he began his career in construction.

On December 26, 1964, Roland married his beloved wife Margaret Bauer.  In 1968, they moved back to Eau Claire where he continued his love of construction.  He purchased the Giese family farm and with Margaret by his die, they created the Giese Subdivision located off County Road F, south of Eau Claire.  Roland then took a supervisor position at Pope & Talbot Paper Mill, where he retired from in 1991.

Roland was a very outgoing and driven individual who will be greatly missed. 

Roland is survived by Margaret, his wife of 53 years; sister Donna, brother Bruce, brother-in-law Edmund Bauer; many nieces and nephews; dear friends Jon and Lisa Rau and honorary grandchildren Liberty and Gunner Rau.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two nephews.

Funeral Service will take place at 10:30 am on Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 322 Fulton Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703 with Father George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating.  Visitation will take place Friday morning at the church from 9 am until the time of service.  Committal service will take place Friday afternoon at 2 pm in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Cemetery in the Township of Lima.

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Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.