LAWRENCE WILLIAM GEORGE

Lawrence George, of Ogilvie, died at his home on Thursday, June 16, 2011.  He was 81 years old.

A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11 AM on Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church (1030 Grand Street, Ogilvie, MN 56358) with Rev.Bob DeYoung Officiating.

VISITATION will be at Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home on Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 6-8 PM and one hour prior to the service on Monday.

INTERMENT will be at Sunrise Cemetery in Sunrise, MN at 2 PM following the service on Monday.

Lawrence William George was born on January 15, 1930 at Rainy Lake, Canada to parents Wilfred and Lucy (Kendall) George. He spent his younger years in Canada and then moved to Minneapolis when he was seven years old. Several years later he moved to Little Fork, Minnesota and then back to Minneapolis in 1950.
Lawrence married Lucille Arlene Lindahl on January 12, 1952. Shortly after their marriage, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served for 2 years during the Korean War. After his discharge, he returned to Minneapolis and worked at Havir manufacturing for 10 years. Lawrence and Lucille had a cabin in Zimmerman for four years and later moved to Day in June of 1960. He owned and operated the Day Garage and worked at Metal Sales for many years and invented numerous gadgets. In 1990 they moved to their current home on Lewis Lake. Lawrence and Lucille spent many winters traveling the southern United States. He spent years training and showing his dogs, was in local and nationwide parades, and gave dog shows including the Late Show with David Letterman. He had generations of black and white border Collies that he trained over the years.
He was preceded death by his parents, brothers Wilfred, Vernon, Jack, and infant Leonard George.
Lawrence is survived by wife Lucille, beloved dog Tom Thumb, sons: Scott (Monica) of North Minneapolis, Blair (Sue) of Blaine, Duane “Kip” (Pat) of Elk River, Loren (Sue) of Corcoran, and Mark (Doni) of Blaine; grandchildren Marcia (Patrick) Hunsinger, Misty (David) Wallace, Mindi (Tim) Siercks, Jeremy George, Brian (Virginia) George, Tony George, Emily George, Jason (Beth) George, Andy George, Becky George, Jami George, and Sarah George; great-grandchildren Cole, Aaron, Stephanie, Kayla, Malachi, Analise, Kelsy, and Archer, brother Lloyd George of Baxter, and sister Jill Askland of Bloomington; also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A Funeral Service was held on Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating. Casket bearers were Lawrence’s 12 grandchildren. Interment was in the Sunrise Cemetery of Sunset, Minnesota. Military Honors were provided by the North Branch American Legion and VFW Posts.

3 guestbook entries for LAWRENCE WILLIAM GEORGE

  1. Alayne Swedeen June 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I got to meet him and see him several times with Tom Thumb. My daughter lit up every time she saw these too together. He will be missed by many but not forgotten.

  2. Anonymous June 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    As an employee of the newspaper, I’ve seen thousands of obituary photos over the years, and this one ranks right up there as most delightful, most memorable. Made us all smile wide. May the memories sustain you!

  3. A fan of Lawrence & Tom Thumb August 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    Your husband and his companion Tom Thumb were deeply missed at the Isanti Jubilee Day parade this year. Many looked forward to seeing them each year, they were such a delight to see!
    Deepest sympathy from our family to yours…

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