Christine Gieseke, 35

 Christine Gieseke, 35, of Moorhead, MN died on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at her home.
      Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Bethel Lutheran Church of Greenbush with Pastor Mark Mathews, officiating.
      Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 PM in Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush and one hour before services in church.
      Burial will be in Bethel Lutheran Cemetery at Greenbush.
      Christine Marie Gieseke, the daughter of Ernest John and Linda Glee (Dahle) Gieseke, was born on June 11, 1977 in Detroit Lakes, MN.  She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes and attended Lincoln Elementary School.
      She moved to Greenbush, MN, on October 31, 1984.  She was confirmed and a member of Bethel Lutheran.  Christine was active in drama, band and cheerleading. She graduated from Greenbush High School, Class of 1995. She attended Bemidji State University, graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, with an emphasis in Creative Writing.  She also attended a semester abroad at Oxford University in England.  While there, she toured Europe. Upon returning to the States, she climbed the Grand Canyon with college friends.
       After graduation, she moved to Hibbing, MN, where she worked for Northwest Airlines Reservations Center at Chisholm.  She returned to Bemidji State, earning her second Bachelor’s Degree in English Education. She did her practice teaching at Roseau Junior High in Roseau, MN and taught at Westonka Junior High in Mound, MN, living in Spring Lake Park.  She also taught at Excel Academy in Minnetonka. She then taught English to 17-21 year olds at the Center for Training and Careers on Lake Street and later downtown Minneapolis, moving to St. Louis Park. She lived at St. Cloud, MN for a short time then in 2008, Christine moved to Moorhead, MN, where she worked at several businesses in the Fargo /Moorhead area, most recently, Nordic Needle and Scherling Photography. Christine founded Riverblue Publications while attending college.  She built websites and had an eBay store through her websites.
      Christine loved authors, writing, reading, movies, movie trivia, photography, music, nature, languages, and all things Norwegian.  She loved taking long walks and spending time with her cats LongCat and Pete.  She put others before herself, caring for people from all walks of life.  She especially loved spending time with children.
      Christine is survived by: her Parents, Ernie and Linda Gieseke, Greenbush;
1 Brother, Andrew Gieseke and wife Jessica, Bloomington, MN;
1 Nephew, Levi Gieseke;
Grandmother, Helen Dahle, of Milbank, SD;
Godmother, Rita Wellnitz, of Milbank, SD;
Her closest friend, Felicia Dally, of Thief River Falls, MN.
      Uncles and Aunts: Allen (Pat) Dahle, Watertown, SD; Collis (Brenda) Dahle, Rita (Dave) Wellnitz, Karen (Lloyd) Tillma, all of Milbank, SD; Julie (Randy) Kruse, Revillo, SD; Nancy (Jim) Weber, Fargo, ND; Betty (George) McGuire, Sierra Vista, AZ; and many cousins and other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Herb & May Gieseke and Roscoe Dahle; and her Godparents, David and Coleen Eidem.

1 Comment

  1. Guy Jordan on January 22, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    I experienced Christine Gieseke’s talent for creating lively Web pages in the early 2000s. She web mastered the John Hughes Files Web site for many years, garnering a “Site of the Week” award from ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY magazine, and similar recognition from Yahoo!. Anything you wanted to know about John Hughes as a filmmaker was available on Ms. Gieseke’s Web site. I just found out she passed away almost 7 years ago when I tried to access the John Hughes site just this morning. She had announced years ago that updates would stop as she was busy with her post graduate life, so I didn’t access the site for a few years, not realizing that it is now only visible on The Wayback Machine Internet archive.

    Christine was a fine talent in site creation. She did a wonderful job with all of her sites I visited. It was a hobby for her, but she achieved the kind of recognition for her talents, on a national basis, that few others have accomplished. Her Obituary described a person who experienced, and achieved, a lot in her too brief life, including studying at Oxford and seeing Europe. I regret her not being able to do even more.

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