Oct. 18, 1931 - April 18, 2013
WAKARUSA - Keith Lamar George, 81, of Wakarusa, died at 8:25 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Miller's Merry Manor in Wakarusa, after a short illness.
He was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Nappanee to Herbert H. and Mabel (Ervin) George.
He was a lifetime resident of the Wakarusa area. He attended Hepton Schools. Keith owned and operated Wakarusa Sawmill Inc. for 35 years, and, after retirement, worked for Horizon Transport for 25 years.
He was a member of the Wakarusa United Methodist Church and Wakarusa Lions Club. He was also a member of the Elkhart Trotting and Pacing Association and Elkhart Moose Lodge.
He married Kathryn Metheny on Sept. 1, 1964, in Elkhart. She preceded him in death on June 4, 2000.
Surviving are his daughters, Donna Kaye Clark, Janice (Alan) Davidhizar and Annette (Steve) Brown, all of Wakarusa; son Donnie Carl (Linda) Swanson of Chicago; eight grandchildren, Derek Swanson, Heidi Jo (Ben) Wootten, Melissa K. (JR) Martin, Traci Davidhizar, Troy (Erica) Davidhizar, Nicholas (Steph) Brown, Nathan (Shyla) Brown and Neal Brown; nine great-grandchildren; and brothers Billy and Ronnie George, both of Wakarusa.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne George.
Friends and family may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home in Wakarusa, and for one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Monday, April 22, 2013, at Wakarusa United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Ed Geleske. Burial will follow in South Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Wakarusa United Methodist Church or to Wakarusa Lions Club. Online condolences may be shared at www.tlyfh.com.