Obituary Record

William Henry Giesselman
Died on 4/1/1935
Buried in God's Acre (St. Paul's) Cemetery

Giesselman, William Henry 4/1/1935

Thursday, 4 Apr., 1935 - The Enterprise


Funeral services for William Henry Giesselman, who died at his farm home on Monday evening, were held on Friday afternoon at St. Paul’s Lutheran church, with the Rev. G. W. Wolter officiating. The church and the surrounding yard was crowded with friends and relatives who gathered to pay their last respects to the deceased who, with the exception of time served in the army during the World War, had spent his entire life in this community where he was born. The rostrum was crowded with the many floral tributes. Mrs. and Mrs. Otto Schnockenburg sang two selections at the brief services which were held at the home. They also sang “God Be With You Till We Meet Again” at the church services. The choir sang “Heaven is My Home” which was a favorite selection of Mr. Giesselman’s. The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Giesselman, and was born near here on February 15, 1895. On February 23, 1921 he was married to Miss Anna Smith, and they made their home on a farm a mile and a half north of here. He enlisted for service in the World War, and received his honorable discharge on January 9, 1919. Besides his wife and two children, Boyd Albert and Phyllis Anne, he is survived by his father, J. G. Giesselman, two brothers, Ed and Harry; six sisters, Mrs. Henry Tobin, Mrs. Fred Vogt, Mrs. Walter Nieman, Misses Edna, Alice and Ella; and a number of other close relatives. Pallbearers were cousins and were Lloyd Jacob, Arthur Scheer, Evie Hilgenkamp, Ernest Geisselman, Leonard Scheer and Henry Hilgenkamp. Among out of town relatives who attended the services were Gustave Koch of Quincy, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Prickett and Mrs. John Riepe of Arapahoe; Mrs. Fred Echtenkamp and daughter, Alma; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Echtenkamp, W. H. Echtenkamp and son, Obert, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Miller, Mrs. William Racherbaumer, all of Wayne, Nebr.; Prof. and Mrs. George Stohlman of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. James Long of St. Eoward and Mr. and Mrs. John Schulgkamp of West Point.

~~~obituary courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

FindaGrave # 203068545

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 4/4/1935