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George Edward Entwhistle

May 10, 1945 January 19, 2022
George Edward Entwhistle
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Obituary for George Edward Entwhistle

George Edward Entwhistle was born May 10, 1945 in Morrison IL. He battled kidney disease for several years, including dialysis. He died January 19, 2022 in Iowa City IA.

George attended schools in Morrison, where he became an Eagle Scout. He went on to the University of Iowa to study Electrical Engineering and graduated with a Masters Degree.
Playing trumpet, George was a proud member of the Hawkeye Marching Band.

His professional career was with several companies in the Chicagoland area, his last being with Motorola where George was involved in the early development of cell phones. He even traveled to France to help with the cell phone network there.

Being conscientious about physical fitness, George enjoyed playing handball and running. He even completed at least one Chicago Marathon.

George married Joan in 1979, having met her on a ski trip. They enjoyed both downhill and cross-country skiing. George and Joan had three children: Elizabeth, Christopher, and Gregory (Lucy). He is the proud Grandpa of Henry.

George fought with depression most of his adult life. Besides the psychiatric medications prescribed, he also sought help through Alcoholics Anonymous. He carried the message of recovery to untold numbers of others and helped many to achieve sobriety. George died 39 years sober. (He won!)

For the last eight years, George was comforted by his Emotional Support Dog, Stella, a golden beagle who accompanied him even to AA meetings.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lillian. He is survived by his three children, grandson, his brother James, niece Mandy, and nephews Jon (Gayla) and David.

George worked hard to find sanity, sobriety, and serenity. May he now rest in peace.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, Jan 28th at 7pm at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center in Iowa City, IA.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Jan 29th at Noon at the United Methodist Church in Morrison, IL with interment to follow at Cottonwood Cemetery.

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Memorial Service

Friday

28

Jan

7:00 PM 1/28/2022 7:00:00 PM
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center

220 S Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA 52240

Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
220 S Gilbert St Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Service

Saturday

29

Jan

12:00 PM 1/29/2022 12:00:00 PM
Morrison United Methodist Church

200 W. Lincolnway
Morrison, IL 61270

Morrison United Methodist Church
200 W. Lincolnway Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Cottonwood Community Cemetery Final Resting Place

Ustick Township
Whiteside County, IL 61270

Ustick Township Whiteside County 61270 IL
United States
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