Urban R. Giesler, 77, Jasper

Urban editedUrban R. Giesler, 77, of Jasper, Indiana, died Wednesday (August 19) at Brookside Village in Jasper. He was born in Jasper January 7, 1938, to Albert “Jumbo” and Apollonia (Schmitt) Giesler. He married June Heck June 20th, 1963, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Urban was a U. S. Army veteran, serving from 1958 to 1961. He retired from German American Bank after 40 years of service. He was an active member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper and the Precious Blood Men’s Club, American Legion Post No. 147, the Jasper Knights of Columbus, the Jasper Moose, the Dubois County Builders Association, and “JR’s Lunch Bunch”. He was selected to the Brute Society in the Diocese of Evansville. He enjoyed cooking, fishing, playing cards, and anything that involved the entire family spending time together.He was known for his sense of humor, his love of practical jokes, and his award winning Christmas light displays.

He is survived by his wife, June Giesler; three daughters, Kim Purucker and husband Jim, Indianapolis, and Pam Bell and Tammy Hurm and husband Chad, all of Jasper; two sons, Bart Giesler and wife Amy, New Palestine, and Andy Giesler and wife Amy, Westfield; 13 grandchildren, Katie and Scott Purucker, Madysan, Nalon, and Corban Bell, Alexandria, Makalyn, Kadon, and Kendalyn Hurm, and Henry, Charlie, Hayden, and Cole Giesler; and three sisters, Marie Denu and husband Anthony, Dubois, Frances Heeke Goodman and husband Jack, Celestine, and Rita Egler and husband Gary, Jasper.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Lueken and her husband Bob.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home North Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Precious Blood Church. Members of Precious Blood parish will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with entombment following in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. American Legion Post No. 147 will conduct military gravesite rites. In lieu of floral arrangements, memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Church or to the Dubois County Community Foundation – Urban and June Giesler Brookside Village Caring Nurses Continuing Education Fund.

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