April 15, 1927 - February 1, 2016

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am, Friday, February 5, 2016 at the All Faith’s Chapel, Camp Ripley, Minnesota, for George A. Green, age 88, of Buffalo formerly of Long Prairie, who passed away on Monday at the Buffalo Hospital. Burial will follow at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the services at the chapel on Friday. Arrangements entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home – Stein Chapel, Long Prairie.

George Austin Green was born on April 15, 1927 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Jules W. and Ellen M. (Shawbold) Green. George enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Navy Seabees from 1944-1948 where he was stationed in Okinawa. He worked as a switch foreman for the Great Northern Railroad for 33 years. He married Jeannette Reisinger on June 25, 1949 at St. John the Baptist Church in Swanville. They had homes in Fridley, Grey Eagle, Long Prairie and most recently Brainerd.

He had been a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. A past member of the Knights of Columbus. A member of the American Legion Club 303 and a life member of the V.F.W. #1140. He was a volunteer driver in Fridley and Grey Eagle. He was a past member of the Great Northern Historical Society. George enjoyed restoring old cars and old license plates, and was a member of the Lone Eagle Auto Club and the Alpha License Plate Club. He was past president of the Grey Eagle and Long Prairie Citizens Senior Center. George was named Todd County Outstanding Senior in 2000. He was a past member of the Region Five Area Agency on aging. He was a member of the Grey Eagle-Burtrum and Long Prairie Lions Clubs. He delivered meals on wheels and drove people to appointments. He was a member of the Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever. He enjoyed fishing especially the Canada Fly-in given by Jim, Jesse,and Tony Grant and the sea bass trip with Rick and Matt Landin. He was an avid spear-fisher and spent many tranquil hours in his darkened spear house. He fished at the lake home with his family on the 'Blue Barge' pontoon boat. He deer hunted with his sons and grandkids. He snowmobiled, even trying some racing. George even rode horses on occasion with Theresa and Cindy, and would help them compete at their many horse shows. He and Jeannette loved to travel the country. George enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Center and with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his children Donald (LaVonne), Debbie (Rick) Landin, Nancy (Jim) Grant, William (Maria), Theresa (Paul) Bergin, Cindy Green (Dwayne Sturges), 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, sisters-in-laws Lori Green, Kathy Jantzen, Mary Jane and Jerry Stich and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jeannette, siblings Violet Decker, Bethlyn Dorn, Robert Green, Nita Ward, John Green and Gary Green.