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George M. Loomis Sr.
WAUNAKEE - George M. Loomis Sr., age 88, died Thursday, February 14, 2008, Valentine's Day at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg. George was born January 18, 1920, in Ivanhoe, Illinois. George spent most of his life living and working in the Brooklyn/Oregon area. He did a lot of farmwork as a young man before enlisting with the Army Air Corps in 1941. In June 1943, he married Charlotte Knight of Oregon who preceded him in death in 1997. George became the postmaster of Brooklyn in June 1963; his duties included being a rural letter carrier for the local area. He retired in 1985. George was also a member of the Oregon VFW Post 10272, the Brooklyn Legion District 160, and the Green County 40et8 Voiture 1121. On June 23, 1993, the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Brooklyn Community Building with family and friends. Those who knew George will remember his great love of family, telling stories, and baseball. He enjoyed taking drives in the surrounding counties and taking car trips to see the country. His favorite hobbies included woodworking, puttering in his workshop, reading and working on puzzles. Many of his local neighbors will remember George for his helpfulness to them in home repairs and outdoor chores. Above all, we will remember his incredibly strong and independent spirit.

George is survived by his children, George Jr. (Angie), Harold (Chris), Helen (Wally) McCord and Mary (Peter) Burling. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a sister, Loretta Glaves, a brother, Roger Loomis and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, 12 brothers and sisters and a grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at the GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL HOME, 431 Soden Drive, Oregon at noon on Thursday, February 21, 2007 with the Reverend Gail Brown presiding. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Brooklyn. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

George will now forever be with his Valentine. We love you and will miss you always.

Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Centers

431 Soden Drive, Oregon