Funeral services for Alice Gieselman of Morris will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7:30 and a prayer service at 8 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will at Calvary Cemetery in Morris.
Alice Catherine Gieselman, daughter of John and Alma (Drewes) Gieselman, was born Oct. 24, 1951 in Morris. She grew up in Morris and attended the Stone Schoolhouse for special education with Miss Dorothy Zinda as her teacher. After her schooling, Alice attended the DAC until the present time. She lived in Morris with her mother for thirty-two years until moving into the Kooda/Heartwood Home with her family. She lived at the Kooda/Heartwood Home for twenty-five years.
Alice died on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, having lived to reach the age of 57 years.
Alice was a life long member of Assumption Catholic Church. She enjoyed coloring, animals especially cats, music and spending time with her family and friends at Heartwood Home. She was known for saying, "I like you."
She is survived by two brothers Don (Bonnie) Gieselman of Donnelly and George Gieselman of Virginia Beach, Va.; six nieces and nephews: Brian (Laura) Gieselman of Goodyear, Ariz., Amy (Curt) Anderson of Borup, Lori (Mark) Madden of Corcoran, Paul (Jackie) Gieselman of Rifle, Colo., Katie (Jeff) Drewiske of Chesapeake, Va. and Michael Gieselman of Virginia Beach, Va.; and six great grand nieces and grand nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister-in-law: Biz Gieselman.
Pallbearers for the service are: Michael Gieselman, Jeff Drewiske, Lori Madden, Amy Anderson, and John Luetmer. Honorary pallbearers are: Pearl Ras, Cheryl Larson., Tony Smith and Jessica Krenz. Deb Mahoney will serve as pianist for the service with Katie Drewiske serving as soloist/song leader. Koral Tolifson will provide special music. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.