Robert (Bob) George

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Robert (Bob) George, 80. of Patch Grove, passed away on July 12, after the onset of an acute illness.


Bob was born Dec. 9, 1936, in Prairie du Chien, to Harris George and Faye Chamberlain. He grew up in Solders Grove. His love for nature and his passion for hunting continued his entire life. He was also very active in sports and he continued to watch and attend sporting events. 


He received a B.S. degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin Platteville and taught agriculture for many years. He married the love of his life, Patti McDougal in 1959, and raised four children in Patch Grove. He later left teaching and worked as a feed salesman. His passion was hunting and he was a talented taxidermist. He enjoyed hearing hunting stories when people brought in their deer heads. 


Bob was a witty character. He was kind and always looked for an opportunity to tell a joke or humorous comment. Bob lost his wife Patti just two months ago and his broken heart could not heal. 


He is survived by his children Steven George, Judith (David) Shortess, Terry (Anita) George and Timothy George, as well as seven grandchildren. 


He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother Harris Jr. George; half-sister, Lillian McDowell; sister-in-law Linda George; and nephew, Derrick George. 


A visitation will be Wednesday, July 19, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien. A private family committal will be later in the North Clayton Cemetery in Soldiers Grove, with Pastor Andy Doll officiating.


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