George H. Saunders
July 8, 1916 - December 1, 2005
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St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1810 N. McDonald Street
Appleton, WI
Monday 12/5, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Joseph Cemetery
Appleton, WI
Tuesday 12/6, 10:00 am
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1810 N. McDonald Street
Appleton, WI
Monday 12/5, 4:00 pm
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537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Saunders, George H. Appleton Age 89, died December 1, 2005, with his family at his side. He was born July 8, 1916, to the late Harvey Saunders and Sarah (Eastman) Saunders, in Manistique, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1939. He was a chemical engineer, lab superintendent, project manager and business manager for…

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Jane Kupfer left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Friends, George and Kay and all the Saunders have been my other family since the 1950s, the place in the old neighborhood to go for fun, or doing chores at a different house. George was the project man at home as well as work, flooding the garden for a skating rink, building treehouses or making trails at the Junction. It was a privilege to know him for so many years as an adult. His passion for helping is an inspiration. David appreciated the opportunity to know George more recently and respected him greatly. Wish we could be with you. Thank you, George, and adios. Jane Kupfer and David Blanche
Dan Saunders left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Friends -- Here is a poem from Mike Koehler, a friend of Kay and George. Thanks to all of you for your warm wishes to the family! Dan Saunders In Honor of George The heaven you are in now is some boundary water paradise peopled by islands with one or two pines, blueberry bushes, very vocal loons. Your wings are a canoe, swift and light, your halo a broad paddle with long handle. Your Pearly Gates are a campfire and a fry pan full of northern. I will always see you like this, or how, when you watched poetry being spoken, you sat hushed and attentive; and when it was your wife there in your eyes, we saw all your prayers were answered, all your loves gathered. Journey well, George, You and Kay keep the beers cold, the fire hot, so when we come to that place we can be together again. - Mike Koehler 12-3-05
Major Larry T. Cowper left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. George was a great help to us at The Salvation Army. His impact will be felt on this community for years to come. May God's Blessing be upon you as you celebrate a life well lived.
Etta Saunders left a message on April 6, 2009:
My deepest condolences. May Georges spirit live on in each of you. God be with you. Etta
Martha/Tommy & Julie left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear family, our condolences to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle George could always make you feel special and his dry sense of humor never ended. Our family will always hold dear and special memories of the trip to Appleton 18 or so years ago. We took our two children and Tommy Saunders two girls to meet Uncle George and Aunt Kay and to see the part of the country their Grandad was raised in and to meet the Saunders side of the family. What a wonderful experience going to the Junction. Uncle George took us all tubing, hiking, fishing and to the Catheral of the Pines and told wonderful stories of the history of the Saunders family. Aunt Kay was a wonderful hostess and kept us on track and organized with meals and comfortable accommodations. As his memorial obituary read of all the wonderful things he accomplished in his lifetime, to us, the last sentence summed it up, "He was nourished by nature and nourished all he knew". May God be with you and know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Martha & Tommy Rowe Julia Neely
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Sherri Saunders Spiers left a message on April 6, 2009:
Hello to all of you. I just wanted to let you all know how much Uncle George will be missed. I am so glad that I got a chance to visit one more time with both Uncle George & Aunt Kay several years ago when I was in Chicago. Kay's spirit lives on in my daughter Sarah who is becoming a talented poet, and I always felt like Timothy had a special bond with Uncle George since they shared the same birhtday. Our family will be with you today with our thoughts and prayers. Love, Sherri, Brian, Sarah & Timothy
Valerie Laabs-Siemon left a message on April 6, 2009:
I did not know George but I've have known Mary Ann for many years; she loved, enjoyed, admired and respected her father. She shared many stories of past and current family life that gave a flavor of her father as a powerfully interesting and incredible man. I adore Mary Ann and am grateful for her father's life and influences on Mary Ann. I'm sure he was enriched through her influences toward him.
Mike Wahlquist left a message on April 6, 2009:
My condolences to Sara, Bernie, and Dan. Mike Wahlquist Brother of Joe
Thomas Harvey Saunders left a message on April 6, 2009:
I have great childhood memories of our summer visits to Grandpa Saunders in the 50's to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Uncle George &Aunt Kay came also.They made a visit to Hampton Va, around 1957 in a 46/47 Desota Towne car with Bernie,Mary Ann,Sara,Danny,Mark & Jim Manning.I remember Uncle George as gentle and easy going.We will miss him. Tom Saunders & Loraine Saunders
Mary Pat & Frank Slama left a message on April 6, 2009:
We met George and Kay through the old AGA. Our fondest memory is of the special invitation to their cottage near Anderson Lake on our way to Mountain. Our adult children still reminisce of being ALLOWED to sign the wallpaper in that livingroom. We then continued that tradition on a long unfinished wall in our kitchen.....such freedom they gave us! We are proud to have known both George and Kay.
Maria Held left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Sara & family, We send you our condolences from Idaho. Maria & family
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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