Rita M. Giesing
Rita M. Giesing, age 96, of the Good Samaritan Home, formerly of 6416 Columbus Rd in Quincy, died on Monday, January 22, 2018 in the Good Samaritan Home. She was born on August 25, 1921 in Quincy, the daughter of Bernard & Ruth (Kansteiner) Terwelp. She married Albert Giesing on September 9, 1942. He preceded her in death in 1978.
Rita was of the Catholic Faith. She enjoyed playing cards and going to the 'boat'. She also greatly enjoyed going out to eat. Rita was an avid Cub Fan, she loved her Cubbies.
She is survived by:
SIX CHILDREN: Donald Giesing of Mendon, IL; Carol Mock of Quincy; Diane Winking and her husband Jack of Quincy; Gerald Giesing and his wife Linda of Quincy; Richard Giesing and his wife Debbie of Quincy and Steve Giesing and his wife Diane of Fowler, IL
19 Grandchildren, 32 Great-grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
In addition to her husband, Rita was also preceded in death by 2 children: Jackie and Theresa Giesing, a daughter-in-law: Rosemary Giesing, a son-in-law: Gerald Mock and her brother, Andrew Terwelp, and her step siblings, Butch Dieker, Buddy Dieker, Ralph Dieker, Agnes Wiewel, Leona Keck, Esther Willer, Florence Gramke, Lucille Bange, Ruth Jansen & Marie Willer.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 9:30 in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Blessing Foundation for Hospice or to the Blessing Dialysis Unit.
- This woman right here was a very special woman to me. When I met her a year and a half ago, I knew that she was sent to me for a reason. There are no chance meetings. I work at the nursing home she came too and we instantly hit it off. With her came some of the most amazing people I could have ever asked for God to cross in my path. This family has it. Everyday at least one of them came in and would always have a smile. Some people go a lifetime without meeting people who honestly change your life. My life will forever be changed!!!! Yesterday as she passed, my tears flowed right along with her family. My heart broke into a million pieces. It won’t be the same that’s for sure. Rita I love you and miss you dearly. But I know you will always be with me. Rip my dear and fly high. ❤️
Jeanette & Marvin Winking
- Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time! You certainly have our sympathy!
- All the years I had dealings with her and the family was fun. I always left her house with a smile on my face.