GREENVILLE, KY. (BNc) — Elisha Earl Gieseke, 78, of Greenville, KY., died Tuesday, March 9, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah after a lengthy illness. He was a minister for more than 50 years and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Gloria June Hunter Gieseke; a son, Rob Gieseke; two brothers, Bill Gieseke and Ray Gieseke; and two sisters, Lou Soaper and Mary Voss.

Services were at 1 p.m. today at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial was at the Unity Cemetery in Graham, KY.