Service Date July 12, 2021
Service Location All Saints Cemetery
Funeral services honoring George’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021 in All Saints Cemetery Chapel, 3300 Springbrook Rd, Pleasant Prairie, WI.
Interment with full military honors will follow after the service.
A visitation for George will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, George requested any Memorials be given to the donor’s favorite charity.
George H. Crow passed peacefully at the Highlands Health Center at New Castle Place in Mequon on July 3, 2021.
George was born on May 6, 1923 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Archie and Hazel Crow. He grew up on a small farm in Pleasant Prairie graduating from Kenosha High School in 1941.
Initially deferred as an essential farm worker, he worked on a farm in Dixon, Illinois. Before entering the United States Army in January 1945, George also worked for a short time at American Brass. After basic training in Arkansas and additional infantry training at Fort Ord, California, his ship departed Long Beach, California for a thirty-day voyage across the Pacific Ocean. While enroute to the Philippines, he was one of twelve men selected to become military police (MP) and was subsequently assigned to Company B, 800th MP Battalion, serving first in the Philippines followed by service as part of the occupation forces in Japan.
After World War II, George began his career as a Railway Postal Clerk in 1947, working the mail car primarily between Chicago and Minneapolis-St Paul until 1971. When the rail mail service ended, he transferred to several area postal facilities to include Milwaukee’s Parcel Post unit concluding his career with the Post Office at the Mitchell Field Air Transfer Office in 1984.
On November 5, 1960, George married Lucille T. Schaeffer at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The couple drove to Mexico for their honeymoon before settling in Kenosha. They travelled to Hawaii to celebrate their 25th anniversary and were able to renew their vows in celebration of their 50th anniversary with Father Roman at St Elizabeth’s in 2010.
George was a member of the American Legion, NARFE and the postal workers union.
He is survived by his sons, William Crow of Kenosha and John Crow (Gwynn) of Cedarburg; his grandchildren, Michael Crow, Catherine Crow and Thomas Crow.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife Lucille.
The Crow family would like to extend a special thank you to: the nurses and staff of Lawlis Family Hospice, Highlands Health Center and Horizon Hospice Care, as well as Dr Jorgensen and Home Instead caregivers Mj and Erica.