Hastings, Nebraska, resident Norman George Giesler, 72, passed away Monday, January 13, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.
Services are 1 p.m. Monday, January 20, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers and Rev. Greg Allen-Pickett officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Norman was born March 27, 1947, in Concordia, Kansas to Wallace and Mable (Westing) Giesler. He graduated at Washington High School in Washington, Kansas. Norman served in the U.S. Army from August 24, 1966, to August 22, 1969, during the Vietnam war. He married Mary Sue Davis on October 4, 1986.
Norman was a truck driver for 30+ years and worked for Union Pacific Railroad. He was a member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings. Norman was a lifelong auto racing fan.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Shirley; and brother-in-law and sister, Vern and Ruth Duncan.
Survivors include wife, Mary Giesler of Hastings; children, Mary Peterson of Odell, Jason Giesler of Hickman, Melissa Davis of Hastings, and Wade Giesler of Hastings; sister, Barb Reith of Washington, Kansas; many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.