Karen D. Giesler, 81, of Fremont, OH passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on October 21, 2017. She was born on December 26, 1935 in Lacarne, OH the daughter of Clayton and Esther (Rice) St Clair. She was a 1953 graduate of Oak Harbor High School.
Karen married Kermit G. Giesler on July 31, 1954 in Port Clinton, OH and he survives. She was a homemaker for many years then went to work for Standard Products until she retired in 1993. She enjoyed crafts, knitting, cooking and baking. Karen loved her pets and spending time with her family.
Karen is survived by her husband of sixty-three years, Kermit Giesler, Fremont; children, Kathleen (Gus) Mathews, Jr., Pittsburgh, PA, Kristina Bradner, Fremont, IN, Karyle Marquez and Kevin (Sheree) Giesler both of Fremont, OH, Kurt (Sheila) Giesler, Roanoke, TX and Karl (Gina) Giesler, Naples, FL; siblings, Beverly (James) Johansen and Dennis (Joyce) St Clair both of Port Clinton, OH; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; care givers, Tala Thompson and Tabby Sherman.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jean Christ.
Visitation: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Click officiating.
Burial: La Carpe Cemetery, Port Clinton, OH
Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio
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Forever in my Heart Karen the memories we shared are one that I will carry on with me for the rest of my life..You shared your love strength,and courage with me for many years. You showed my courage of life and how everyday even battling Alzheimer’s you still fought to have the site of beautiful family members,and the scent to still enjoy the breath of fresh air on a sunny day. You let me learn so much about the value of life and no matter the bad days u still made it a priority to always smile at your loved ones. Your smile is one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Myself and so many others are blessed to have as apart of our lives.God Bless Karen Giesler Forever and always My good friend…❤️Tala Thompson
She will be missed by me and my mother, who is in one of the pictures with Barb and her mother. She alway treated me like one of the family. I use to deliver there news papers to them. And to her mother, who she would never stop working.
Also Miss Hatty Forson sends her best, from Standard Products, where she use to work with her.