The Billings Outpost

Leona Blanche Giese

Leona Blanche Christiansen Giese, 82, of Billings, formerly of Hinsdale, died July 13, 2014.

She was born on Oct. 10, 1931, in Voltaire, N.D., to Andras Gustov and Jennie Bittner Christensen. In 1949, she married Reuben Giese. They had five children and were married for 65 years. She also took care of many foster children.

Survivors include her husband; a brother, Henry Christiansen; three sons, Alvin, Norman and Leon; two daughters, Shirley Baertlein and Sheila Hoerster; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services were July 15 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Burial was in Hinsdale.

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