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Larry M. Gieseke

Larry M. Gieseke

Nov. 4, 1948 - Dec. 29, 2008

KANDIYOHI -- Larry Milton Gieseke, 60, of Kandiyohi, died Monday in St. Cloud from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Willmar.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

He was born Nov. 4, 1948, in Willmar to Milton and Esther (Weigman) Gieseke. He grew up in Willmar, graduating from Willmar High School in 1966. He graduated from Willmar Community College in 1968 and from St. Cloud State University in 1972 with an accounting degree. While in college he worked for Fuller Electric and began working full-time for Fuller Electric in 1972.

He married Nyla Peterson on Oct. 7, 1972, in Willmar. They lived in Kandiyohi and he continued to work for Fuller Electric. In the early 1980s, he purchased the business.

He was a member of the Kandiyohi Fire Department and had received the Firefighter of the Year award. He had served as mayor of Kandiyohi and drove bus.

He is survived by his wife; daughter: Gretchen (and Rob) Baumgarn of Willmar; son: Peter Gieseke of St. Cloud; two grandchildren; his mother of Spicer; and a sister: Lynae Gieseke (and Don Dickerson) of Eagan.

He was preceded in death by his father.