Ronald L. Giesen
January 14, 1959 - November 1, 2018
Ronald L. Giesen, age 59, of New Prague, died suddenly with his family at his side on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System – St. Mary’s Hospital Campus in Rochester. Ron was born the ninth of eleven children on January 14, 1959 in New Prague to William F. and Helen M. (Maguire) Giesen. He was raised in the Union Hill area, graduated from New Prague High School, and went on to attend NEI College of Technology. Ron started with MVE and continued on when it became Chart Industry. He had just celebrated his 40thyear with the company and currently served as Senior Service Technician-Microbulk Mobiles & Meters. He was also a proud and dedicated public servant for almost 30 years as an EMT with the New Prague Ambulance.
Ron was a member of St. John’s Church Choir. He was very active in youth sports and was a wonderful mentor to countless young people in coaching baseball, hockey, and basketball. His love of sports saw him playing Union Hill baseball his entire life, most recently with the Union Hill Pitbulls. He enjoyed all Minnesota sports teams but the Gophers held the number one spot in that category! The greatest joy in his life, however, came from his children and grandchildren; he was so proud of all their accomplishments and activities and could easily have been given the grandpa of the year award!
Ron is survived by his fiancé, Debe Bohnsack of New Prague; children, Brent (Lydia) Giesen of Duluth, Eric Giesen & fiancé, Krysten Heaslip of Waconia, Madison Giesen of New Prague; step-children, Jessica Bohnsack (Bryan) of Mineral Point, WI, Ashlee (David) Bernau of Fountain, MN, Brittany (Brett) Johnson of New Market Elko; grandchildren, Bryden, Rylie, Brianna, Reid, Addison, Miles, Carter, Trevor, Devin; siblings, Joan (Larry) Kitlen of Temple, TX, William (Noreen) Giesen of New Prague, Edward (Linda) Giesen of Shakopee, Gary (Sonie) Giesen of Lagrangeville, NY, Dolores (Kenny) Kalina of Le Center, Kevin (Patty) Giesen of New Prague, Andrea Hall of Springfield, MO, Daniel (Deneen) Giesen of Mohnton, PA, Leo (Jodi) Giesen of New Prague, Helen (Skip) Hawn of San Antonio, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Ernie Hall.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Union Hill with Father Kevin Clinton officiating. Eulogies will be delivered at church at 9:45. Visitation will take place Monday from 4-8 PM and Tuesday morning from 7:30 – 9:15 AM at Bruzek Funeral Home. Burial will occur at St. John’s Cemetery followed by lunch at the KC Hall.