Herbert C. Giesler

Herbert C. Giesler of Ste. Genevieve died on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. He was 66 years old.

He was born July 26, 1952, in Perryville, a son of Leonard Giesler and Mercedes (Gegg) Giesler.

He was married to Rita (Flieg) Giesler on May 18, 1974, and she survives in Ste. Genevieve.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Gina Pyle and her husband Rick of St. Louis, Carrie Giesler-Dirnberger and her husband Dan of Chicago, Illinois; three sisters, Gloria Naeger and her husband Dan of Bloomsdale, Linda Wehner of Perry County, Eillen Herman and her husband Leon of Zell; two brothers, Steven Giesler and his wife Tammy of Ozora, John Giesler and his wife Pauline of Dittmer; and two grandchildren, Evie Marie and Jude Richard Pyle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Paul Wehner.

He always had a smile and a story for everyone. Nothing brought him more joy than camping and wrestling with his grandkids. There wasn’t a problem he couldn’t solve or a gadget he couldn’t invent. His favorite days were those spent in a kayak fishing on the St. Francis River next to his sweetheart.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 13, at St. Joseph Church in Zell. Monsignor Jeffrey Knight officiated. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve handled the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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