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Giesela Gerda Rilk, age 94, of Marion, Illinois, passed away Friday, April 29, 2022 at Parkway Manor in Marion, Illinois.
Giesela was born August 19, 1927 in East Berlin, Germany, a daughter of Franz and Selma (Fehlauer) Frehling. She married Truman Graves in Germany in 1951. He preceded her in death on December 12, 1971. She later married Rudy Rilk in Florida in January of 1982. He preceded her in death in January of 1992.
Mrs. Rilk was of Lutheran faith. She was a member of the VFW Woman's Auxiliary for more than fifty years as well as a member of the Senior Circle at Hospice.
Prior to her retirement, Giesela had worked as an LPN at Herrin and Marion hospitals.
She is survived by two children, Karin (Scott) Grimes and Truman Edward Graves; five grandchildren, Scotty Grimes, Michael Boren, Sonia Royer, Ryan Boren, and Gretchen Boren; and several great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Boren and her parents, Franz and Selma (Fehlauer) Frehling.
The family will hold private memorial services at a later date. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.
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