Leona Blanche Christiansen Giese of Billings, formerly of Hinsdale, age 82, peacefully passed away on July 13, 2014.
Leona was born on Oct. 10, 1931, in Voltaire, N.D. Her parents were Andras Gustov and Jennie Bittner Christensen.
In 1949, she married Reuben Giese. They had five children and were married for 65 years.
She is survived by her husband Reuben Giese, one brother (Henry Christiansen), three sons (Alvin, Norman, Leon) and two daughters (Shirley Baertlein and Sheila Hoerster), 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and took care of many foster children.
She loved to play bingo and will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. She will be resting in Hinsdale next to her mother and siblings.
Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cfgbillings.com through “Our Families.”