Milton "Butch" J.F. Giese

November 8, 1948 ~ April 27, 2022 (age 73)


Milton "Butch" J. F. Giese, 73, Wausau, formerly of Athens, passed away at home on Wednesday, Aprill 27, 2022.

He was born November 8, 1948 in Vienna, Austria, son of the late Milton and Christine (Hedinger) Giese.  Milton was united in marriage to Marion Polsek and his second marriage was to Carla Frank.

For many years, he worked as an assembler and supervisor for Wiremaid Products Corp. in Wausau and Maratech International in Marathon.  Milton was a longtime member of the Eagles Club in Wausau.  Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed mathematics, reading and fishing.  You could always count on Milton to play a prank on you or someone else!  He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include, four children, Milton (Kim) Giese, Eau Claire, Charlotte (Garrett) Schumacher, Schofield, Adrian Giese, Wausau and Ryan Giese, Wausau; one step-daughter, Laura (Matt) Schuster, Minnesota; eight grandchildren, Alicia, Austin, Michaela, Spencer, Jacob, Fox, Natalie and Nathan; one great-grandson, Benjamin; four siblings, Fred Giese, La Crosse, Christine (Doug) Belongia, New York, John (Charlene) Giese, Merrill and Annie (Jim) Emerson, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and both of his spouses.  His sister, Patsy Karbowski died on Friday, April 29, 2022.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens.  Rev. Mark Schwalenberg will officiate.  Burial will be in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and again on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

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May 6, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
312 Caroline Street
Athens, WI 54411

Funeral Service
May 7, 2022

12:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
312 Caroline Street
Athens, WI 54411

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