|George R. DeJonghe|
|May 28, 1925 - June 14, 2012|
|of Milan, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL|
|Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL|
|Interment: June 18, 2012 at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island |
|George R. DeJonghe, 87, of Milan, IL, died Thursday June 14, 2012 at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.|
Services are 1:00 p.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Interment with military honors will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Blackhawk Chapter of the Telecom Pioneers or the American Heart Association.
George was born on May 28, 1925 in Moline, a son of Rene DeJonghe and Louise Garnier DeJonghe. He married Marcella L. Johnson on November 15, 1947 in Rock Island.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
George was employed with Illinois Bell for 36 years. He was a conduit inspector at the time of his retirement in 1983.
He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all.
George was a member of the Blackhawk Chapter of the Telecom Pioneers of America, the Moline American Legion Post 246, and participated in the Talking Book Program.
He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, and yardwork.
Surviving are his wife, Marcella, of Milan; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Rebecca DeJonghe, Milan; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Larry Skelton, Milan; grandchildren, Brittney Belha, Jared Skelton, Andrea DeJonghe, and Jeffrey Skelton; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Alex, Justin, and Aubrey; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
George was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, John, Robert, and Albert DeJonghe, and one sister, Alyce DeBoo Washburn.
My heart was broken when I heard the news of George's passing. I will never forget his smile and laughter and the evening spent on the porch ... he Always had a story to tell. I will miss these things. I know he is there watching over everyone ( so boys you had better do the yard right!ha) Rest in peace George. My sincere and loving condolences to all of. Sandy
-- Sandra Roeder
A real gentleman who will be sorely missed.
Steve, Becky, Andrea and family --So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I just read it in the paper. I took care of Alyce when I was doing admissions for Aspen Rehab and am pretty sure I remember he and his wife visiting her. Alyce was special to me and I enjoyed her daughter Diane and know Lori, also. My thoughts are with you all at this time.
-- Wendy Bergstrom Fifer
Aunt Marcella, Pam & Steve,
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle George, he was a great man who I loved very much, I will never forget what he used to say. "Stacy is the only one I know that can make a knife and fork spark", or "there she is again first in line" He will be missed.
My love to you all!
-- Stacy Lukins