Mass of Christian Burial for Francis Giehler, age 89, of Creighton, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Tilden, Nebraska. Reverend Pat Nields will be Celebrant, with burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Tilden.

Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7603, American Legion Post 170, Army National Guard Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church, with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service.

Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden is in charge of arrangements

Francis died Monday, June 27, 2022, at Alpine Village in Verdigre, Nebraska.

Francis W. Giehler, son of Adolph and Margaret (Thoendel) Giehler, was born August 6, 1932, at his parent’s farmhouse, rural Oakdale, Nebraska. Francis attended District #14 in Antelope County and graduated from Tilden High School in 1950. He enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955 as a construction engineer.

On April 8, 1961, Francis was united in marriage to Louise A. Larson in Tilden, Nebraska. They were blessed with four children: Sheryle, Bill, Mary, and Wesley.

Francis and Louise owned a grocery store in Meadow Grove for three years and then he worked in banking for 37 years, retiring in 1993. He lived in Oakdale, Tilden, and Meadow Grove before moving to Creighton in his later years. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Tilden and St. Ludger Catholic Church in Creighton.

Francis was also a member of the Tilden City Council, American Legion for 56 years, Commercial Club, Hospital Board, Boy Scouts, Antelope County Fair Board, 4-H, and Parish Board.

Francis is survived by his wife, Louise; children, Sheryle Griffith, Bill Giehler, Mary Mathis, and Wesley Giehler and their families; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Giehler; and sister, Joann Sandquist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Margaret; brother, Raymond Giehler; sister, Caroline Giehler in infancy; and one great-grandchild, Kasey Paulsen.

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