Margaret  Giesel


Margaret Ann "Marge" Giesel, 86, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Park Place Elder Living Center in Mt. Pleasant.
Marge was born on December 12, 1932, in Pershing, Iowa the daughter of Forrest and Julia (Gordon) Burke. She received her education from Tracy Consolidated Schools and played on the High School basketball team. She was united in marriage to Wayne Giesel on November 23, 1953, at Unionville, Missouri and unto this union, four children were born, they later divorced.
Marge worked for Chamberlains in Albia and later in Hot Springs, Arkansas until they closed then for Goodyear in Mt. Pleasant where she retired. In her retirement she worked part time in the kitchen at Mt. Pleasant Schools, she loved interacting with the children. Her family was the most important thing in her life along with her love of the Lord. She read her Bible every day and was a member of the Open Bible Church in Mt. Pleasant. Marge was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
She is survived by her two sons, Tom (Rosemary) Giesel of Eddyville and Bob (Carol) Giesel of Washington, five grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Marge was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Barbara, a son Randy who both died in infancy, her sister, Betty Buckelew and two brothers, Forrest Burke and Ray Burke.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Open Bible Church in Mt. Pleasant with Pastor Mike Johnson officiating. Following the service the family will greet friends. Private family burial will be at Bellefountaine Cemetery at Tracy, Iowa. Friends may call from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. Memorials may be directed to the Open Bible Church in her memory.
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Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is caring for her arrangements.
Published on June 10, 2019
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Jeanne olson
Jun 11, 2019
I have had the privilege of knowing marge for the last 2 years. She was very dear to my heart. I am going to miss her smile. Rest in peace marge.