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Howard Giesen

Howard E. Giesen

Saturday, March 11th, 1933 - Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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Obituary

Howard E. Giesen, age 86, U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. Beloved husband for 62 years to Beatrice M. "Bea" Giesen, nee Pohlman. Loving father of Phil (Tina) Giesen, Jean (James) Mihalik and Glenn Giesen. Cherished grandfather of Brandon Mihalik, Steven Mihalik, Ryan (Jayme) Giesen and Max Giesen and great-grandfather of Charlotte Rose. Dear brother of the late Walter Giesen and the late Allan Giesen. Fond brother-in-law of Jackie Wiseman. Dearest uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Howard was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the D.C. Cregier Masonic Lodge #81 in Wheeling, IL and a member of the Shriners.

Visitation Friday, December 27, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday, December 28, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Interment Private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

Memorials to:

Shriners Hospitals for Children
2211 North Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707

are appreciated.

Express your thoughts and condolences at colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Colonial Chapel
    Address
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
  • Service

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Colonial Chapel
    Address
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Frank Rodgers
  • Interment

    Location
    Interment Private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
    Address
    20953 W. Hoff Road
    ELWOOD, IL 60421
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Private

Affiliations

  • Masonic Lodge
  • Shriners
  • US Army

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Geralyn Fontana

Posted at 10:01pm
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Howard was a wonderful person and I will never forget the times we spent together. He always made me laugh. Rip. Geralyn, Kenny, Kaylee and Lauren Fontana
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Patrick A Young

Posted at 11:46am
Dear Bea, so sorry to hear about Howard’s passing. You two were together a long time. My thoughts and condolences go out to you and your family. Bless you, Pat and Diane Young.
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