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Clarence George


Our beloved Father, Grandfather and Brother, Clarence George, age 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Glasgow, Mont., on March 3, 2018. He always had a great sense of humor and had more to add to every story.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 10, at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Pastor Todd Wright officiating, followed by a luncheon. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery following the luncheon. Condolences may be left at

He was born in Mondovi, Wis., on June 7, 1935, to Matt and Lillian George. He was raised in Mondovi and spent many of his summers working on Uncle Christ and Aunt Agnes George's farm in Arcadia, Wis. He became very close to both of them.

He met the love of his life, Marlene Hanson, in Gilmanton, Wis., and they moved to Glasgow and married. They were married for 65 years and had six children; Dave, Joanne, Linda, Dan, Mike and Lana.

They moved to Montana to join Marlene's relatives, who were helping to build the Farmers Union Elevator where he started working. He then worked at the Fort Peck Dam as a foreman for a few years. He was a self-taught mechanic and could fix anything. Anyone that knew him, appreciated that he would jump right in to help them.

He worked for Earl's Body Shop and had a great friendship with the Hallock family. While there, he worked as a mechanic/salesman. He retired from there after 14 years and then went to work for the Cenex station as the assistant-manager for seven years.

He then went to work for the Glasgow School District as the supervisor/mechanic for the bus barn for 10 years and then drove bus for another eight years. He truly loved hauling all the sports teams to and from Glasgow, especially the wrestlers.

He started leasing land and haying each summer with the help of his sons, Dan and Mike. He then purchased the Milk River Farm in 1980, which was his pride and joy. He was always out there after work and weekends farming and raising pigs, sheep, peacocks, llamas, cows and chickens. After retiring, he spent many hours out there trying to keep the equipment running to cut the hay. He and Marlene always had a great garden, taking pride in the vegetables they grew. Dave and Shelly purchased the farm in 2013, and they still enjoyed going out to garden and care for the animals.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Lillian George; two brothers, Wayne Schafer and Larry George; and one sister, Phyllis Burt.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marlene; six children, Dave George and his wife, Shelly, of Glasgow, Joanne Snedigar and her husband, Roger, of Kalispell, Linda Moreno and her husband, Greg, of Gig Harbor, Wash., Dan George and his wife, Christine, of Bixby, Okla., Mike George and his wife, Sherry, of Fairfield, Mont., and Lana Moberly and her husband Gordon, of Kalispell; 13 grandchildren, Tyler George and his wife, Kim, of Sheridan, Wyo., Ryan George and his wife, Erin, of Joliet, Chris George and his wife, Melissa, of Missoula, Michael Snedigar of Kalispell, Lena Stewart and her husband, Josh, of Kalispell, Alisha Kazmierczak and her husband, Tony, of Kalispell, Nina Vianno and her husband, Tim, of Kalispell, Justin Moreno and his wife, Kailey, of Gig Harbor, Wash., Alisha Criss and her husband, Alex, of New Jersey, Vicky George and her husband, Jake, Matt George and his wife, Courtney, Kalynn Maag of Great Falls, and James Palmer of Billings; two brothers, Norman George and his wife, Doris, of Billings and William George and his wife, Christine, of Kingman, Ariz .; as well as a brother and sister-in-law, Alger and Sandy Hanson.


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