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Obituary for Ronald Richard George

Ronald Richard George


Ronald Richard George, 52, of La Crosse, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, after a short battle with malignant Melanoma.

He was born July 31, 1958, in La Crosse to Louis and Clarice (Helgerson) George. Ron was a 1976 graduate of Central High School in La Crosse. He then obtained a degree in Environmental Law Enforcement at UW-Stevens Point, where he was also a member of the TKE Fraternity. After a short career in law enforcement, Ron returned to La Crosse to work in the food industry field. He was most recently employed as a territory sales manager and executive chef for U.S. Foods. Ron was a passionate hunter and avid outdoorsman who excelled at hunting trophy whitetail deer, and turkey, as well as trout fishing. The most cherished gifts of Ron's life were his twin daughters, April and Anna. Ron was a wonderful and joy filled man who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his twin daughters, April and Anna George; his former wife, Kari George; his brother, Lou (Sherry) George; his sister, Sandy George; niece, Amy Le Claire; and nephew, Travis (Charity) George. His former in-laws include; Rick (Sharon) Smith, Brian (Laurie) Smith, Dan (Debbie) Smith, Sharyn Smith, and Dick and Marilyn Smith; and many other loving nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many wonderful friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and James Walsh.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, (Woodruff Chapel), 4239 Mormon Coulee Rd., La Crosse. Pastor Jimmy Bamberg will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial gifts may be designated for Melanoma Research at Mayo Clinic. Memorials can be made online or mailed to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW., Rochester, Minn., 55905. Please designate "Ron George, Melanoma Research" on any contributions that are made. Online condolences may be sent at

Ron would want everyone to know the dangers of malignant Melanoma and asks you all to get a base line skin check up as soon as possible.