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Joy Giese, 73

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Joy Giese, age 73, of New Richmond, died on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond.

Joy was born the daughter of Hansel and Oveila (Mullen) Baillargeon on Aug. 18, 1940, in Star Prairie Township. She grew up in rural Somerset and attended New Richmond High School. On Jan. 26, 1957, Joy married Don Giese. Joy stayed home and raised their three children. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend. In 1975, Don and Joy purchased Riverview Liquors which they owned and operated until Joy's retirement in the late 90's. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and served on the Altar Guild.

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She enjoyed playing cards, and was part of a few Bridge groups. Joy also enjoyed golfing and gardening. She was a warm, caring person with a kind heart. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hansel and Oveila Baillargeon.

Joy is survived by her children, Scott (Nancy) Giese, Tammy (K.C. Kinsell) Allen, and Mike (Sandi Creel) Giese; grandchildren, Joel Giese, Tony Giese, Lori Giese, Michael Allen, Ryan Allen, Max Giese, Cailen Giese, Sam Giese and Sarah Mellerud; siblings, Jan (John) Hess, Gary (Bonnie) Baillargeon, Cheri (Jim) Gutting, Beth (Dick) Ulrich; aunts, Anne Ochs, Eleanor Johnson, and Olene Burkinshaw; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at First Lutheran Church, 218 County Rd. K, New Richmond. Visitation will also be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, at the church.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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