Services celebrating the life of Raymond “Ray” George, 82, Holdingford, will be at 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford. NAME will officiate. Ray passed away early on Oct. 20, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital. There will be a visitation from 1:00-3:00 PM Saturday afternoon at the funeral home before the service.
Ray was born on April 6, 1934 to Theodore and Auriela (Ricker) George in Rose City. He was raised with four siblings and grew up in a farming family. Ray joined the United States Army and proudly served his country. After marrying, he moved to the Twin Cities before returning to Holdingford to farm. Throughout his life, Ray worked as a security guard, fabricator, truck driver, and janitor – but his passion was farming. Dairy cows, beef cattle, and John Deere tractors were his loves. Ray also enjoyed woodcrafts, attending and holding auctions, fixing things, and collecting lawn ornaments. He could be a stubborn may who was set in his ways but he was able to to talk to anyone he met. Ray loved to meet new people and liked to talk about his favorite TV shows: “The Price Is Right” and “Shark Tank.”
Ray is survived by his children Dan (Barb) George, Holdingford; Sandy (Dale Woyke) George, St. Cloud; Dennis George, Burtrum; Tim (Sheila Reis-George) George, Bowlus; Jacqueline (Dean) Wolbeck, Bowlus; Gary (Stephanie) George, Arlington, VA; Karen (Dave) Wolford, St. Joe; his sisters Dorothy Schmidt and Alvina Breth; his nine grandchildren Melissa, Christopher, and Gracie George, Tina (Davin) Smith, Kaitlyn and Mitchell George, Zoey George, Evelyn and Madelyn Wolford; and two great-grandchildren Wyatt and Riley Smith.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Jerome and Stanley George.
Schedule and Information
1:00-3:00 PM Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford.
3:00 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford.