George Kirst


George M. Kirst, age 88 years, of Kewaskum, found peace on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

George was born on Nov. 25, 1929, to Matthew and Veronica (Gasper) Kirst.   

On April 19, 1952, he was united in marriage to Rita M. Schommer in Port Washington.

George honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952, which included active duty in Korea. 

For his service, he was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge and two Purple Hearts.  George enjoyed numerous trips to Las Vegas and loved fishing and hiking. 

He was a loving husband and father.

Those George leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 66 years, Rita; three children, Thomas (Kat) Kirst of Richwood of Texas, Richard (Son) Kirst of Tacoma, Wash., and Linda (Rick) Johnson of Sparta; seven grandchildren, Randy, Eric and Katie Johnson, James and Victoria Kirst and Kerry and Kaley LaRose; and great-grandson Zachary.  

He is further survived by his sister Helen Sanem, brother Robert (Mary Jane) Kirst, sister-in-law Theresa Kirst, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his brothers Joe and Eugene Kirst, sister Marie Fay, brothers-in-law Leroy Sanem and Vernon Fay and sister-in-law Hazel Kirst.

Private, family services were held at American Legion Post #384 in Kewaskum.  

Memorials to the American Heart Association are preferred.

George’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital, including Dr. Smale and nurses Jamie and Vickie for the care they provided.

Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home of Kewaskum has been entrusted with George’s arrangements.

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