Edward C Giese

January 24, 1943 ~ June 13, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Edward C. Giese (Goose), passed away at the age of 80 on June 13, 2023, at home surrounded by family.

Ed was born on January 24, 1943, “on a nudist farm in Tennessee” as he loved to tell people or Dixon, Illinois to Edward Sr and Margaret (Pabst) Giese.  He farmed as young man and built a career as a master brick and stone Mason whose work can still be admired throughout Illinois.

Ed had a charming personality that you could never forget.  You could always pick him out in a crowd with his signature overalls and a feather in his cap.  The shop was a gathering place for all, and the stories were abundant, if only those walls could talk. His passions were gardening and tractors. You were always sent home with something from asparagus to Saur kraut or his ever-famous horseradish. He restored several tractors, his pride being the John Deere 720 and John Deere 70 Diesel.   He loved taking his boat and going to the river for a day of fishing, always with one of his dogs in tow. 

Ed will be deeply missed by his children, Mark Giese, Marlene Giese, Carl Giese, Carrie (Chris) Layman and Eric (Bree) Giese and his 2 dogs Toby (TT) and Sis; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; his sisters Sharon Black and Barb Ackley; many nieces and nephews; and numerous special friends (you know who you are).  He is preceded by his wife Karen (Cox) Giese; son Dennis Giese; his parents; and 4 siblings.

Visitation will be held on Friday June 16, 2023 in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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