In Memoriam: Walter Giersbach

Walter Giersbach died Jan. 22, 2021, at age 81. Giersbach was the son of Walter C. Giersbach, the president of Pacific University from 1941-1953. He grew up on the Forest Grove Campus, and looks back fondly on those memories. Giersbach graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa with a major in comparative literature and a concentration in English and journalism.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a security analyst, was assigned to units in South Korea and Taiwan and was discharged in 1964. After that, Giersbach served as director for internal communications for the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. Throughout his life, he continued his passion for writing and published numerous short stories with online publications.

Giersbach is survived by his children, William and Lisa; and grandchildren William, Megan and Zeke.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021