Ernest Jesse Giese, Jr.
Date Of Birth: 05/22/1930
Date of Death: 09/09/2022
Ernest passed away at the age of 92 at home peacefully with family by his side.
His graveside services will be at the Willamette Veterans Cemetery with full Military honors at 11:15 AM on September 22, 2022. A celebration of life will be held at Ernest’s home afterward at 3:00 PM at 6800 SW 203rd Court, Aloha, Oregon.
Ernest was born May 22, 1930, to Ernest Otto Giese and Alice Bradberry Giese in Mitchell, South Dakota.
While in high school in South Dakota, his athletic skills and love of sports earned him letters in both track and football. He also won the South Dakota A.A.V. Bantam Weight Golden Glove Boxing Championship in 1948.
After High School, he was proud to have joined the United States Air Force. He participated in the Korean War and he traveled extensively, including Texas, Missouri, Virginia, Kentucky, Europe and South Africa.
After his time in the service, he attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota, where he earned Bachelors of Science in Wildlife and Conservation.
He went on to join the Department of Fish and Wildlife as a Wildlife Biologist where he spent his entire career. Some of his responsibilities included Predatory Animal Trapper and Supervisor of programs involving animals and bird damage.
Ernest married Barbara Jean Regan, the love of his life, on January 1,1953. Over their long and loving marriage, they enjoyed living in South Dakota, North Dakota, Ohio, Nebraska, and Oregon.
Their legacy of love produced a wonderful extended family, including seven children, 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Sadly, Ernest was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, son William Todd, and his Great grandson Hunter Anderson.
He is survived by his daughters Kathleen Ann Hensley, Mary Jo Anderson and Linda Jane Kane, as well as his sons, Mark James Giese, Robert Allan Giese and Kenneth Lee Giese.
Ernest loved his family very much. He coached baseball for his boys, was a Boy Scout Leader for years and enjoyed a passion to travel and visit family all the time. Ernest and Barbara loved to Square Dance, play dice and cards with family and work impossible jigsaw puzzles.
He was an avid rock collector and always had his various rock polishers running 24 / 7. He raised koi fish in his yard, had several beautiful fish aquariums. He frequently took trips to the ocean. His lifelong passions also included fishing, hunting, camping and a love of cooking and canning food from his extensive garden.
The Family would like to thank the Friendship Rehab Center and Bristol Hospice for all their help in caring for Ernest.