Ralph Giese,92, of St. Marys passed away at the Folkston Park Senior Care center in Folkston, GA following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
He was born March 31,1923 in Green Bay, WI, served in the US Navy during WWII and was employed for over 40 years as a machinist for Chain Belt/Rexnord Corp. He was very active in the VFW for many years as a “Cootie” member; he was a volunteer for the Franklin Fire Dept. and also Boy Scout leader for 17 years. Ralph will be forever loved by those he left behind. He is preceded in death by his parents Rudolph and Mayme Giese, his beloved wife Betty Jean (McMahan) and his stepson David Schneider.
Survivors include a brother Karl Giese, Silver City, NM; children Allan and Cathy Giese of St Marys, GA and step-daughters Pat Polachowski and Kay Huston, Racine, WI; Ann Hayes, Boydton VA along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral service on Tuesday, May 26th begins with a Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle escort at 2:00 pm from Folkston Park followed at 3:00 pm by mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic church in St Marys, GA. A Memorial Service is scheduled in Milwaukee WI at 11:00am on June 19th at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers family requests memorials in Ralph’s name may be made to Natures Conservancy or Boy Scouts of America.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.