Judith (Judy) Giesler, 72, passed away Feb 20th in her home surrounded by love. Judy fought a courageous battle with breast cancer for over 11 years and through it all served as an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
Judy was born to Aloysius & Ermalee Zilles on June 7, 1950. She attended Preble for High School, UW Oshkosh for college, and received her master’s degree in education from Leslie College. Judy went on to teach her entire career in Special Education at East High School. Being an educator was something that Judy was born to do, and she made a tremendous impact on hundreds of kids lives.
All who knew Judy would describe her as the eternal optimist. She loved life and this was shown in her contagious positivity. Judy cherished the simple things like spending time at home, on her lake, surrounded by friends, family & her faithful companion, Charlie, her golden doodle. She enjoyed singing, gardening, playing bridge, knitting, and making beautiful Christmas ornaments to share with those she loved. But above all, she enjoyed any time she could spend with her grandchildren with whom she beamed with pride every time she spoke of them.
She is survived by her loving children, Peter (Michelle) Rentmeester, their children, Joshua, Isaac & Grace; Renee (Joel) Justinger, their children, Abby & Noah; Step-children, Edward Jr (Cindi) their children Jacob (Brooke) & Benjamin (Bella); Robert (Sheila), his children, Joseph (Camila), Sarah (Ian); David (Jill), their children Nicole (Jim), Brett, Brody & Great Grandson, Grayson; Terry, his children, Kailey, Devon, Thomas, Hannah; She is further survived by her siblings, John (Melanie) Zilles, JoAnn (John) Houston, Jane Zilles; nephew & nieces John, Natalie, Marjorie & Ashley.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Edward Giesler Sr, her parents, her sisters Joyce Shepard & Janet Zilles, and her nephew Brian Houston.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Patricia Giesler, Dr. David Groteluschen, the staff at Green Bay Oncology & all of Judy’s neighbors on Summerset Cir. The love & care that you have all given to her was nothing short of amazing.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Judy’s name to give back to underserved kids at East High School. Checks can be made out directly to East High School and mailed to Malcore Funeral Home.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate Judy’s life at the Townline Bar & Grill in Suamico on Saturday, May 6th. Open house will be from 12-4 with a tribute to Judy at 1:30.