Sunday, July 17, 2016



AGE: 84

ADDRESS: Medford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Golden Living Center/ Continental Manor in Abbotsford under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza & Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Molitor Catholic Cemetery in the Township of Molitor

VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 24, 1931 in La Farge, WI

EDUCATION: George was a graduate of Owen High School

MARRIAGE: On August 10, 1955 in Medford, George married the love of his life Elaine L. Kalmon and she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: George served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954. He drove truck for several trucking outfits in Wisconsin & Minnesota. George served as Town Chairman of Hammel, on the Medford Area School Board, Taylor County Board and Restorative Justice Board. He was a Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus, part of the Men’s Choir at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and he helped with CCD, RCIA, marriage classes and prayer groups. He also participated in two group mission trips.
George enjoyed snowmobiling, traveling, logging, skiing, farming, fixing his model-T and tractors. He loved serving people and helping in whatever capacity he could, but most of all he loved his family.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Medford American Legion and VFW

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elaine L. (Kalmon) Southworth of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary Jo (Paul) Peplinski of Milladore, Audrey Ann (Clark) Woznicki of Eau Claire & Patrick (Janet) Southworth of Clarksville, TN

GRANDCHILDREN: Paul, Justin & Elizabeth Peplinski, William, Matthew & Phillip Southworth

George is further survived by many nieces & nephews.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Donald (Annette) Southworth of Wausau, Charlotte Bolz of Medford, John (Betty) Southworth of Stratford, Mary Hessefort of Oshkosh, Dennis (Nancy) Southworth of Rhinelander & Daniel (Marge) Southworth of Aniwa
Brothers/Sisters-in-law: Janice Southworth of Palatine, TX, Marge Kalmon, Imy Kalmon, Steve Kalmon, Penny Kalmon, David (Laura) Kalmon, Pat (Allen) Huber, Jeff (Debra) Kalmon & George (Rita) Kalmon

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister: Bernice Guerten & Brother: James Southworth
Brothers-in-law: Bill Guerten, Conrad Bolz, Lee Hessefort, Frank Kalmon, Allen Kalmon & Dennis Kalmon

DECEASED FATHER: Claire Albert Southworth

DECEASED MOTHER: Agnes Theresa (Klister) Southworth


DECEASED MOTHER-IN-LAW: Laura I. (Larson) Kalmon

PALLBEARERS: Patrick, Daniel, Dennis & Donald Southworth, Craig Bolz, Daniel & George Kalmon

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in George’s name to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Holy Rosary Catholic Schools, Aspirus Hospice Services & the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
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