Alvie Lorraine Gieseke (Freeberg) - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

Alvie Lorraine Gieseke (Freeberg)

December 14, 1928 - June 27, 2022


Alvie Lorraine Gieseke, age 93, of Minneapolis, passed away June 27, 2022.

Alvie enjoyed the simple things in life, having grown up on a farm during the Great Depression. With the help of her neighbor, Lucille, Gordon’s sister, she met her husband, Gordon; they married and moved to Minneapolis. She worked as a seamstress in the garment district before staying home to raise her children. Once her children were grown, she returned to working outside the home as a seamstress in the Oval Room at Dayton’s.

Gordy and Alvie enjoyed vacationing in Hawaii and spending time with family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Utilizing her sewing skills, she sewed American Girl doll outfits for her granddaughters. She enjoyed spending time in her garden, growing strawberries and a variety of flowers. She was proud to own her home and lived there for 67 years.

She is survived by, children, Lori (Richard) Tate and Steven (Beth) Gieseke; grandchildren, Jeffrey Tate, Daniel Tate, Rachel (Adam) Markos and Jessica Gieseke; and great-grandchildren, Gordon and Eleanor.

She is Preceded in death by husband, Gordon Gieseke; siblings, Fern Hansen, William (Bill) Freeberg, Harry Freeberg, John Freeberg, Alice Herrmann, and Mae Freeberg.




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