Lester Giese

Lester Edgar Giese

Monday, August 25th, 1930 - Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Lester E. Giese died 07 February 2020. He was born 25 August 1930 in Nursery, Texas to Annita Riske Giese and Lester E. Giese, He attended public schools in Victoria county and graduated Patti Welder High School in 1948 and the University of Texas in 1953.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Grace Funeral Home, 2401 Houston Highway, Victoria.

He is survived by his wife Burdine, sons Benjamin and Monroe and sister Diana Rhodes.

He married Burdine Clayton Anderson on 23 December 1968 . They have twin sons Benjamin Clayton Giese and Monroe Dunaway Anderson Giese.

Benjamin is married to Alison Kalinowski of Victoria, Texas. They have three daughters, Avery, Isla, and Skylar. They reside in Burke, Virginia. Benjamin is a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Monroe is married to Erica Benites of Eagle Pass, Texas. They have two daughters, Isabela and Sofia. They reside in San Antonio, Texas. Monroe is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Giese was a supporter of community organizations.

In Harris county he was a member of the Big Brothers and various engineering organizations and Great Books discussion groups.

In DeWitt county he organized a Great Books discussion group, served on the DeWitt County Historical Commission, was a founding member of the DeWitt County Historical Commission Museum, and a founding member of the Grace Episcopal Day School.

In Victoria county he served on the Victoria County Historical Commission, the board of directors of Victoria Fine Arts Association and was a founding member of the Victoria Regional Museum Association and the Museum of the Coastal Bend with the Victoria College.

Honorary Pallbearers: Jesse Gonzales, Melony Perkins, Gary Dunnam, Jim Miori, Mark Miori, and Scott Janacek.

Contributions in place of flowers may be made to:Victoria Regional Museum Association, P.O. Box 1776, Victoria, TX 77902, Hospice of South Texas Dornburg Center of Compassion - Inpatient Center1005 Mallette Dr, Victoria, TX 77904, or Nursery Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 237, Nursery, TX 77976.

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James Woodburn

Posted at 05:51pm
My deepest sympathy to Lester’s family. I will miss Lester and our discussions. After my father passed, Lester filled the gap. I will always be grateful to have known him and Burdine. Goodbye Lester my friend!

Diana Kallus

Posted at 03:44pm
I was so glad to recently have connected with my "long-lost" cousin! Not that either of us were lost - I just didn't realize that we lived in the same city! And it was so great to have the connection with him to the Nave Museum. I only got to visit with him a couple of times, but found him to be a charming gentleman. My sincere sympathy to Diana - who I am named after - Burdine, and their sons and families.

Emily Adkisson

Posted at 02:10pm
Ben and Monroe,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was such a gentleman and I enjoyed being around him and your Mother so much. Praying for you and your family in this most difficult time. Love, Emily

Dena Craig

Posted at 10:56am
Donald and I are in Mexico as we read of Lester's passing. I have many fond memories of Lester, many of which occurred at the Post Office in Nursery. There every morning around 7:00 the "city council" would convene . I heard many funny stories, lots of politics and even some religion discussed. The guys seemed to forget I was there and the conversations were wonderful. I have missed seeing Lester every morning since I retired. He was always a witty conversationalist, an attentive listener and unfailingly kind. During our sons battle with cancer he never failed to ask about Wayne and how he was doing. Just little things that add up to a man I will miss.

Muriel Cullen Argen

Posted at 02:22am
My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family.
Muriel Cullen Argen
Hilton Head, SC

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