Jerry and Marilyn Giesy represented the city as the 2018 Mr. and Mrs. Osage City. They felt very honored and appreciative for being selected. Jerry and Marilyn have been residents of Osage City since 1968. They moved from Kansas City when they purchased the Larson Food Market which was located in the downtown business district. Along with taking care of three children, Marilyn also worked at the store taking care of the payroll until computers took over. In 2001, they built and opened a new 21,000 square feet store which is located where the Chief Motel once was. The grocery business has become a family affair when Steve and Brian joined the business in the 80’s. Their son-in-law Jim works at the store along with grandsons Jules and John.
Jerry and Marilyn have three children, Steve (Michelle); Brian (Marilyn) and Renee (deceased), (Jim). They have eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
They are very active and supportive in the community. They have been members of the Osage City Country Club, Osage City Chamber of Commerce and the Methodist Church. Jerry is a member of the Lions Club and Marilyn is a member of the UMC, belongs to many social clubs and enjoys playing card games, Mexican dominoes and traveling.