Harold W. George

Harold George, age 98, of Port Washington, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon.

He was born Sept. 26, 1921 in Staples, Minn., the son of Elmer and Flossie Rice George.  

Harold served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  

On May 30, 1944, he married Marvel Williams. She preceded him in death in 1982.  

On July 31, 1983, he married Sherrill Vaughan at River of Life Lutheran Church in Saukville.  Harold worked at Ataco Steel Co. in Grafton, retiring in 1983.  

Harold is survived by his wife Sherrill of Port Washington; three stepchildren, Penny Zawadasky of Madison, Tami (Ron) Cooper of Oostburg and James Vaughan of Arkansas; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother Melford George of Auburndale, Fla.; two nephews, Dennis George of Eagan, Minn., and Randy George of Deer Creek, Minn.; niece Sharon Ernster of Walker, Minn.; and other relatives and friends.  

He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.  

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3:30 p.m. at River of Life Lutheran Church, 598 W. Hillcrest Rd., Saukville, followed by military honors.

Visitation will be at the church Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until the service at 3:30 p.m.

Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Grafton.  

 In lieu of flowers, memorials to River of Life Lutheran Church are appreciated.  

 Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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