George A. Holmgren

George A. Holmgren

ENSIGN, Mich. — George A. Holmgren, 96, of Ensign, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 9, 2017, at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.

George was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Ensign, the son of Alfred and Emil (Linda-hl) Holmgren. He was raised in Ensign where he attended the Alton schools. George served his country from 1942-1946 in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Central Burma Campaign. He was awarded the American Theater Service Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. Upon his honorable discharge in 1946, George returned to Ensign.

George was united in marriage to the former Annabelle Callers on June 30, 1951, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River. George built their current home in Ensign where they raised their three children. George was a self-employed carpenter all of his life.

George was a member of the Rapid River American Legion Post 301 and the Carpenters Union 1510. He loved hunting and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife of 66 years, Annabelle, survivors include: children, Judy (John) Bissau of Appleton, Wis., David (Deluding) Holmgren of Norfolk, Neb., Marie (Matthew Mattoon) Holmgren of Brea, Calif.; grandchildren, Kyle (Stephanie) Holmgren, Nicole (Chris) Reman and Cody Bissau; great-grandchildren, Sophia Holmgren, Aver and Brine Reman; godchildren, Kathy Rush-ford, Colleen Sideman and Andrew Johnson.

George A. Holmgren

In addition to his parents, his brother, Arthur Holmgren, and godchild, Michael Johnson, preceded George in death.

George’s family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone.

Military rites conducted by the Rapid River American Legion Post 301 will follow at 4 p.m. Luncheon will follow at the Calvary Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Rapid River.

He will be laid to rest at the Rapid River Cemetery in Rapid River.

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