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Dennis J. George, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1927
Crow Wing County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 2009
Riley County
Kansas, USA

Dennis J. George Sr., 81, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009, in his Manhattan home.

The family provided some of the following information:

He was born Dec. 13, 1927, at Crosby, M.N., the son of Nathan John George and Daisy Sarah Trana George. He grew up in Crosby, where he attended the local schools, and was a 1946 graduate of Crosby High School.

He joined the U.S. Army shortly after high school and spent over 20 years in the service, being discharged as a staff sergeant in August 1967. He served during the Korean Conflict and also had tours in Japan and three to Germany. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart and the Silver Combat Star with five bronze clusters.

He was united in marriage to Victoria "Vicki" M. Sumbs Aug. 25, 1951, at Crosby. She survives of the home.

Mr. George had lived in Killeen, Texas, from 1958 until moving to Manhattan in 1974. Since living in Manhattan, he had worked as a loan manager for the Liberty Loan Company from 1974 to 1982 and spent 13 years in the building maintenance department for the City of Manhattan. He retired in 1989.

He was a member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 1832, Pearce-Keller American Legion Post No. 17 and the Lee Pierson V.F.W. Post No. 1786, all of Manhattan.

In addition to his wife, Mr. George is survived by two sons, Dale R. George, and his wife, Brenda, of Lathrop, Mo.; and Douglas E. George, and his wife, Tina, San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Deborah A. Price and Doreen M. Ray, and her husband, Charles, all of Manhattan; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis J. George, Jr. on July 31, 2005; a daughter, Donna M. George on November 2, 2008; his parents; three brothers, Nathan, Jack and Edwin George; and a sister, Violet Dupre.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Monday, April 6, 2009, in Seven Dolors Catholic Church, of Manhattan, with Father Joseph Popelka as celebrant. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, east of Manhattan.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2009, in the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, of Manhattan
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  Victoria M. Sumbs George (1931 - 2010)*
  Dennis J George (1952 - 2005)*
  Donna M. George (1961 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Pottawatomie County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Apr 04, 2009
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