Clara Siewert Giesick, 90, who farmed for many years with her husband, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at her home at Aspen Meadows.
She was the third of six children of Edward and Pauline Redman Siewert, born July 26, 1922, in Antelope, N.D. She and her family moved to Montana in 1934, first settling in the Laurel area, then near Elysian School, where she attended grade school.
They then moved to Lake Elmo Road where they operated a dairy farm and also farmed. She graduated from Billings Senior High School.
She and her family were members of Pilgrim Congregational Church. During World War II, the church put names of GI’s on the bulletin board and the girls would pick one and write letters overseas. She picked Adam Giesick, and they married in Billings on Aug. 7, 1945.
In the early 1950s they bought the farm of Mr. Giesick’s father in Shepherd and farmed there for 26 years. They then sold that farm and purchased a larger farm in Forsyth. After six years there, Mr. Giesick died.
Mrs. Giesick moved back to Billings and did volunteer work and was a precinct judge. She ran in the Montana Women’s Run for several years and came in first place in her age division.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Kaiser; sons, William Giesick, Scott Giesick and Dennis Giesick; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren plus one on the way; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She will be buried with Mr. Giesick in Mountview Cemetery. Graveside services are planned for a later date. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.