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William D. George

April 11, 1937 — May 17, 2022

William D. George
Age 85, of New Lenox, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Bill was born in Joliet to the late James G. and Verna (nee Meadmore) George. He married Mary (nee Rackhaus) George on August 7, 1971, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Marshall, IL. He is survived by his wife Mary; nephews and nieces David (Jacqueline) George, Kathleen (Raymond) Scholtes, James (Lyka) George, Gracie (William) Weiss, Sarah (Darien) Lugo, Melissa (Jeff) Danbom, Brian (Shawna) Moran, Shawn (Cassie) Rackhaus, and Ashley (Devin) White; great nieces and nephews Lisa Harmon, Adam George, Michael George, Kelli Lawrence, Barbara Jones, Julie Scholtes, and Angela Dahl. Bill was an Educator in the area for 34 years, teaching 6th to 8th grades, at Green Garden School District and Frankfort School District. He was a life-long member of the Episcopal Church at Christ Church, Joliet, St. Edward the Martyr, Joliet, and Grace Episcopal Church, New Lenox. Bill spent many years serving as the early service acolyte at Christ Church. Bill and Mary spent every summer traveling to Civil War Historical Sites. The Civil War was his passion. He walked many of the battlefields and always searched areas where Joliet regiments were engaged in battle. He also searched battlefield’s where the Kentucky 8th were engaged. His wife’s great-grandfather was a member of the Kentucky 8th. Bill was fun loving. He was a fan of The Three Stooges and Laurel and Hardy. He and his nephew often joked, repeating lines to each other. He was also an avid Blackhawks, Cubs, and Bears fan, spending many Sundays watching games with his nephew and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill’s name to Grace Episcopal Church or Lightways Hospice would be appreciated. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in New Lenox on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 4:00pm.

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