Obit: Waller, George Olaf (1929 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Waller, Mohr

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 7/30/2014

Waller, George Olaf (23 May 1929 - 18 July 2014) With Flag

George O. Waller, 85, of Withee, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife by his side on July 18, 2014. A memorial service will be held at the Methodist Church in Withee August 2, 2014 at 11 a.m.

George Waller was born on May 23, 1929, to Elmer and Ella Waller in Whitehall. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Mohr of Neillsville on April 18, 1959, in Neillsville.

George had many jobs. It all started during WWII. Most were at grocery stores, the first being at Hayden’s IGA in Merrillan. In Black River Falls, he worked at the Dairy State Market, Piggly Wiggly, then went back to Dairy State as manager, and finally returned to Piggly Wiggly. He also worked a Nelson Muffler.

In 1959, he moved to Thorp, where he worked at Pabich’s Supermarket. In 1967, his final move was to Withee. He worked for Withee Supermarket for three years, and then moved on to Liberty Homes in Dorchester. He just couldn’t stay away from the grocery business. Back he went to Amacher’s Trading Post for about 15 years until the business changed hands. For 1½ years, he worked for the Withee Police Department.

He was a member of the Withee Lions. And who could forget that on August 2, 1977, he opened the skating rink. His last job was at the IGA in Owen, from which he retired at the age of 62. He also taught a meat cutting class in his spare time. George was always there when someone needed a helping hand.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and his three sons: Richard (Sonia) Waller, Black River Falls, Douglas (Danille) Waller, Kansas City, KX, and Marty Waller, Medford, WI. He is also survived by six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two sisters.

George was preceded in death by his parents, one son, two brothers, and three sisters.



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