Rosalyn Giesick, 79 WaKeeney, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in WaKeeney.

She was born Oct. 9, 1939, in Liebenthal to Cornel and Ursula (Legleiter) Dechant.

She was a homemaker.

She enjoyed playing cards and board games as well as family get togethers.

Survivors include a son, Danny Bittel, La Crosse; a daughter, Kim Oldham, Bennington; a brother, Virgil Dechant; a sister, Peggy Norris; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Debbie Schroller; a son, Rick Bittel; four brothers, Emerald, LaVerne, Donnie and Harry Dechant; and five sisters, Bernice Schaffer, Annie Meder, Delores Dechant, Carol Werth and Jeanette Misegadis.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

A rosary service will be at 9:50 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to be used according to the wishes of the family or for Masses in care of the funeral chapel.

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