James L. Giesige, 81, passed away February 25, 2023, at The James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. James was born in New Bavaria, Ohio August 19, 1941 to Clifford and Mary Evelyn (Steffen) Giesige. He married Blanche (Schumaker) on October 11, 1961 and she survives in Columbus Grove, Ohio.
He was employed at and retired from CSX railroad and also served in the National Guard. His passions included his grandchildren and attending many of their sporting activities. He loved the OSU Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Reds, playing cards with his in-laws, and enjoyed all outdoor activities. James also had a passion for farming.
James is survived by his wife Blanche, four sons Terry (Lori) Giesige, Dean (Beth) Giesige, Bryan (Kris) Giesige, and Mitchell (Krystal) Giesige, two daughters Tammy (Brian) Etzkorn, and Cheryle (James) Kelleher, two brothers Dennis (Pauline) Giesige, and Jon Giesige, fourteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren,
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Carol Giesige.
Visitation will be from 4-8pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home. Mass will be Thursday, March 2, 2023 at St. Anthony’s Church at 10am, officiated by Father David Ritchie. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
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