Eldora Mae Giese passed peacefully, after her battle with cancer, surrounded by her family and friends on Thursday, July 4, 2019, under the care of the Aspirus Wausau Hospital nursing staff.
She was born Nov. 20, 1936, to the late Llewellyn and Mabel (Gresens) Brandt. On May 31, 1958, she married the late Gordon Giese at St. John Lutheran Church in Rib Falls. Eldora and Gordon were blessed with five children.
Eldora enjoyed cooking for the family during the holidays and playing cards. She also enjoyed taking trips to the casino, watching the Brewers and Packer games and traveling with her children. She was devoted to taking care of her family and providing her loving support to all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Eldora was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Rib Falls.
Eldora is survived by three daughters: Chris (David) Hart, Athens, Deb Heil, Wausau, and Char (Eric) Hack, Edgar; two sons, Steve Giese, Edgar, and Warren (Heidi) Giese, Mosinee; brother, Clifford (Joyce) Brandt, Wausau; brother-in-law Earl (Shirley) Giese, Denver, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings, Jerry (Helen) Brandt, Kenneth Brandt and Dennis Brandt; Grandchildren: David and Korey Hart and Kyle Giese; and a son-in-law, Gary Heil.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Church, Rib Falls, with a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Rev. Terry Reich will preside. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Peterson Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Krueger Floral ‘N Gifts is providing flowers for the family or memorials may be directed to the family for a donation to St. John Eve. Lutheran Church.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Wausau Manor and Aspirus Wausau Hospital for their compassionate care of Eldora during the days she spent in their care.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.