Linda L. Giesler, age 82, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 5:36 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019, in the Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon, Indiana.
Linda was born in Jasper, Indiana, on June 18, 1937, to Martin and Louise (Hopf) Vogler; she was the third oldest of a family of 16. She married Carl Giesler, Jr. on October 26, 1957, in Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana. He preceded her in death on September 22, 2011.
Linda was a graduate of Jasper High School and a 1982 graduate of Vincennes University, where she received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing.
She devoted her life to serving others, first raising five children and assisting her husband at Giesler’s Restaurant, then as a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Huntingburg, Indiana and later at Memorial Hospital in Jasper, Indiana. She enjoyed a 25-year career in nursing until she became the primary caretaker for Carl, Jr., who passed in 2011.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland, Indiana.
She enjoyed fishing, walking, especially on the riverwalk, traveling, bird watching, and spending time with family and friends.
Surviving are one daughter, Jayne (Tim) Baker, Odon, IN, Michael Giesler, Jasper, IN, Joseph Giesler, and companion, Margie Sermersheim, Jasper, IN, Mark (John Palladino) Giesler, Ann Arbor, MI, Jason (Jennifer) Giesler, Bloomington, IN, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, five sisters, Carol (Michael) Schmitt, Ireland, Judy (Tom) Steiner, Carmel, IN, Nancy (Tom) Norton, Chicago, IL, Kathy Whitten, San Diego, CA, Christy (Dave) Harmon, Nashville, IN, four brothers, Ken Vogler, Albuquerque, NM, Rich (Katie) Vogler, HI, Bill Vogler, Bloomington, IN, and Tony (Kathy) Vogler, Jasper, IN.
Preceding her in death besides her husband are two sisters, Mary Jane and Georgina Vogler, and four brothers, Donnie and Greg Vogler, and two who died in childbirth.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Linda L. Giesler will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland, with burial to follow in Shiloh Cemetery, in Jasper, Indiana.
A visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, Indiana. The Memorial Hospital Nursing Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund or to a favorite charity.