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Edward Huston Giesler, age 78 of Belle, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Frene Valley Healthcare South in Owensville.
Ed was born August 17, 1937, in Lanes Prairie, a son to the late William O. Giesler, Sr. and Viva (Morelock) Giesler.
He attended school in Dixie Grade School and received his GED.
On June 18, 1960, he was united in marriage to Kathryn Strain at Pilot Knob Baptist Church. Ed and Kathryn lived in Summerfield for many years. She survives at Frene Valley.
Ed was employed for over 30 years at Garstang Gas Company and he raised cattle on the three farms that he owned.
Ed was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Pilot Knob Baptist Church.
Ed was a hard worker and loved being a cattle farmer. He was a generous man whether it be with his time or money. Ed liked to read and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed life.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, Ed is survived by: two daughters, Merry Drewel of Gerald and Kirsten Walje and her husband Russ of Richmond, TX; three grandchildren, Ethan and Lexi Walje and Kassie Drewel; two sisters, Dale Harvey of Jonesburg and Lucille Vincent and her friend, Jim Teague of Belle; a brother-in-law, Lowell Fryer of Rolla; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by: two brothers, W.O. Giesler, Jr. and Utah Giesler; seven sisters, Eula Belle (Paul) Mesko, Delphia (Roland) Moreland, Hortense (Babe) Wofford, Wilma (Roy) Shanks, Ruby (Dorsey) Mosher, June (Sam) Moore, and Ethel Fryer; a brother-in-law, Kent Strain; and a son-in-law, Michael Drewel.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2015, at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 14, 2015, at Pilot Knob Baptist Church with Rev. Perry Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow at Pilot Knob Church Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Pilot Knob Cemetery.
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