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“Greetings. Milton George was a good friend of mine. We laughed, talked, and the man showed me his old cars back at his home in Mokena. I wasn't...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Walter Relerford - Chicago, IL

“I worked with Milt for 2 years. we became good friends and often had lunch together. Milt will be missed. My best to his family. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Wayne Bauer - Huntley, IL

“Simply "thank you" for your positive influence in my early years. You were an excellent educator and administrator, but most importantly a mentor to...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Tim Raczniak - Mt Pleasant, SC

“I have only fond memories of Mr. George, first at Calumet then later through life. His smile, warmth, and stature will be missed by many.Annie Juarez...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Josephine Annie Juarez Galletto

“Dear Lois our deepest condolences to you and the family. Just found out about Milton's passing this morning. As you we'll know Kevin and I met after...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Elaine Harvey - Orland Park, IL

“Dear Lois and Family,I was so terribly sad to hear about Milt's passing. What a wonderful, kind man we lost. I enjoyed our talks at the board...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Ellen Boyd - Blue Cap - IL

“Mr. George was an amazing man and Principal. I graduated from Calumet School in 1966. I have very fond memories of Mr George while I was a student...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Claudia DeGraaf - The Villages, FL

“I only new Mr. George for a few years working with him on the Calumet School District 132 Foundation, Inc. He was a wonderful and funny person to...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Nila Collins - Matteson, IL

“God will welcome this man to heaven. I taught under him in the late 70s early 80s and learned so much about the correct way to run a school district....Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Stiwrs - Mokena, IL - Teacher

“So many fond memories of Mr. George. As a student and then as a teacher. Thoughts and prayers to the family Thank you Mr. George for your legacy. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Cathy Klem Cepican - Oak Lawn, IL

“My sincere condolences to Lois and the family of Milton George. Back in 1970 he hired me as Kindergarten teacher at Burr Oak School. I taught the...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Elsa Welton - St John, IN

“My respects to Lois and to his daughter and all family. I was hired by Mr. George in 1979; he was a great man. I am unable to attend any services...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Jacobson - Blue island, IL

“My condolences to Mr. George's family and friends. He was loved by many students through out his years that knew him. Milton was a very kind and...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Scholl - Hephzibah, GA

“My prayers and condolences to the family. He meant so much to so many and touched a lot of young lives..may he rest in peace. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Marcotte - Elizabeth, IL

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Age 89 of Mokena, IL, passed away at Silver Cross Hospital on March 12, 2018. Born December 19, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois and preceded in death by his parents, Beatrice and Michael George, first wife Nancy Louise (nee Pfeiffer), and daughter Judith.

Milton attended Northern Illinois State Teacher's College for his B.S. in education, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb and Loyola University for his M.S. in Education. Milton began his career in education as a teacher at Palos Heights School, District 128. Three years later he moved his talents to Calumet Public Schools, District 132, Calumet Park, Illinois. He held positions of Teacher, Principal, Assistant Superintendent; and retired after twenty-five years as Superintendent in 1991.

Milton also had a long military career which began in 1948 with the U.S. Naval Reserve. Milton enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1976, retiring with honors in 1988 with forty years of consecutive combined military service with the rank of E9, Sargent Major. He also served on the Palos Heights volunteer fire department from 1952-1961 and served on the Palos Heights Police Department as a patrolman from 1959-1974.

Milton believed in many great causes and gave generously to many charitable organizations, including the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Milton was an active member and sat on the board of many organizations. These included: Blue Island Citizens for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (Blue Cap), Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), founding member of Fort Sheridan Historic Preservation Society, Joliet Antique Auto Club, Joliet Area Theater Organ Enthusiasts, Model 'A' Restorers Club, charter member of the Loyola University Chapter Phi Delta Kappa, Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum, Navel Enlisted Reserve Association, among others.

Milton is survived by his wife Lois (nee Horsky); brother Louie (Mary); two sons, Milton (JoAnn), Edwin (Heather); daughter Nancy (Wayne) Thornsbury; six grandchildren, Amanda, Heather (Brandon) Santos, Nick, Michael, Emilia, and Maxwell; three great grandchildren, Claire, Lily, and Emily; two nieces, Michelle, Linette (Andy); a nephew, Steve; as well as numerous relatives in the Czech Republic.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM and again on Friday, March 16th, 2018 from 10:00 AM until time of the funeral service at 11:00 AM. Interment, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to Blue Cap would be appreciated. For information or 815-485-3700.