63 year old Donald M. “Donnie” Gieseke of rural New Ulm died Tuesday at his home. Funeral service will be 11am Friday at Swan Lake Lutheran Church in Brighton Township, Nicollet County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, with full military rites being conducted by the Lafayette American Legion Post honor guard. Visitation will be 4-8pm Thursday and from 7:30-8am Friday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home North Chapel in New Ulm and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to VA Hospital, Lafayette American Legion or to the donor’s choice. The Minnesota Valley Funeral Home North Chapel in New Ulm is handling the arrangements.