Albert Giesler

Born: Thu., Apr. 12, 1945
Died: Sat., Jul. 25, 2020


Graveside Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jul. 31, 2020
Location: Pilot Rock Cemetery


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Albert “Abe” L Giesler, age 75, of Pilot Rock passed away at his cabin at Indian Lake on Friday, July 25th, 2020.

Albert, who went by Abe, was born April 12th, 1945 in Wenatchee, WA to his parents Bertha
and John Geisler. At a young age his family moved to Pilot Rock, OR where he went to school and worked at the saw mill. Eventually he met his wife, Janie Geisler, with whom he spent the next 39 years with raising two children and multiple grandchildren.

Abe worked 23 years at the Umatilla County Road Department until his retirement in 2010.
Abe was an avid outdoorsman who spent much of his free time hunting, fishing, and off-roading. He also enjoyed spending time at the family cabin at Indian Lake just outside of Pilot Rock. Whether enjoying a cookout with friends and family or spending all day working on a project, he loved spending his time up there. He was always willing to lend a hand to his family and friends when they needed it and cultivated many friendships throughout his life in Oregon. When he wasn’t enjoying the outdoors, you could always find him chatting with his friends over a cup of coffee, or enjoying a NASCAR race.

Abe is survived by his wife Janie, his mother Bertha, his children Andrea and Brian, his grandchildren Trevor, Cade, and Ashton, and his nephew Jeremy, among other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father John and his sister Barb.

A graveside service will be held Friday, July 31st at 2pm at Pilot Rock Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Bob and Lana Sepolen and Officer Daniel Badal for their selfless assistance in their time of need.

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Monica Watkins Powell
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020
Growing up with Albert has many great memories. To put it simply he was a great human being his whole life. Thoughts and prayers to the family....great man and will be missed.

Renae Graton
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you during this time.

Mike and Barb Morehead
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020
Dear Janie and family; We are praying that God will comfort you and your family at this time. We are so sorry for your loss of Albert. May you take comfort with the friends and family that surround you. Love Mike and Barb Morehead

Waynette Ralls
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020
Sending my condolences to Janie, his mom and all that loved him. I remember Albert so well as we were classmates all 12 years. When I think of Albert I always think of a really nice guy. I remember Janie as being the “little sister” of another classmate. Also his mother was Our class room mother more than once. Albert will be missed. Love From School Classmate. Waynette Chapman Ralls

Steve Goold
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020

I am very sorry and saddened to see this news about Abe. He was a friend, an upper classmate, and an all around good person. I will always remember his cars and the motorcycle he let me use.
Janie, I know this time is extra hard to deal with, but remember Abe is at peace now and is working to make a place for you at his side.
Its been a couple of years since we had seen each other, but when we did it was like we had talked just yesterday. Abe was just a good person and he will be missed.

Gary Chamberlin
   Posted Wed July 29, 2020
My sincere condolences to Janie and family.
When I think of Albert, I have only good memories of time spent with him as a fellow classmate and respected friend.
May peace soon follow your loss.

Julie Maher
   Posted Wed July 29, 2020
Albert was the sweetheart and I will miss him so very much. I saw the way he doted and cared for his family. He would do anything to make Janie happy!! It is a rare thing to have someone so special as a stepfather too. I saw Albert doing his very best for all his children, grandchildren and family. He was at all the sporting events, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Holidays... just everything that is special, that a family man does. He was loved because he loved so much! Bless his heart, he was amazing in his simple and unselfish ways. Much Love to all. Love, Julie, Joe, Jake and Lane

Lynn Greer
   Posted Wed July 29, 2020
Janie, Andrea and I are very sorry for your loss. We send our condolences. Stay safe and well.

Larry, Becky and family
   Posted Thu July 30, 2020
Thoughts and prayers for Janie, Bertha and family. Abe and his friendliness will be missed. Always good to see him.

Debby & Don Peck
   Posted Thu July 30, 2020
Janie & family...we are very sorry to hear of Albert’s “Abe’s” passing...he will be missed by his family and many friends and will still be looking out for you...just from a little higher above. All our love & sympathy, Debby & Don Peck.

Jenice Boschee Gibson
   Posted Thu July 30, 2020
Albert was my cousin & we grew up together in the same neighborhood. He was a very loving & compassionate person. Until Covid prevented it he visited his mother @ Juniper House regularly several times a week. I always looked forward to seeing him when I came back to Pilot Rock. He will be sorely missed. Praying for God's comfort for Janie, Andrea & Brian.

Karie Shelley
   Posted Fri July 31, 2020
Sending our condolences today due to Abe's passing. He was a sweet, kind and gentle man. A very good friend to our father John McGuire. I was fortunate enough to spend time with him during hunting season over the years. He would always greet you with a smile, a laugh and a big hug. Now he and Dad will be able to share stories together. With love Karie & Joe Shelley and Kody McGuire.

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