He was born in Oconto on May 2, 1924, to Albert and Augusta Feldt. He attended Oconto schools and graduated with the Class of 1942. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. After operating Vets Cab Service in Oconto, he joined Wisconsin Telephone Company in 1947 and was employed there until retiring in 1982.
On September 30, 1950, he married Valerie Grady at First American Lutheran Church in Oconto. He was an avid hunters, and fisherman and enjoyed spending many days at the family cottage at Half Moon Lake. He was, very active in community affairs serving as Alderman in the 1st Ward, as Oconto City Council Chairman, Chairman of the Police and Fire Commission, Chairman of the Oconto Industrial Development Commission, and on the Board of Directors of Okato Manor. George was also a member of the Destroyer Escort Sailor's Association, a member and past church councilman of First American Lutheran Church, a member of the Jones-Modrow-Young American Legion Post, a member of the Marinette Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers, and a member and past president of local 5526 of the Communication Workers of America.
Survivors include his wife, Valerie; five children, Dan (Rene), Menomonee Falls; Cynde (Bruce) Allen, Oconto; Mike (Debbie), Oconto; David, Chandler, AZ; and Pattie of Oconto; four grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Wellhausen, Waukesha; sisters-in-law Gloria (Francis) Brabant, Oconto; Janice (Jerry) Binkowski, Mary (Carl) Vowinkel, and a brother-in-law, Bill (Marie) Grady, all of Oconto Falls; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lucille and Everett Grady; his sister, Margaret Bergendorf; two infant sisters and two brothers-in-law. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established with the Wisconsin Parkinson's Association.
Friends called at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto. Funeral service was conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First American Lutheran Church with Rev. Richard DeBenedetto officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto. Military rites were conducted by the Jones-Modrow- Young Post of the American Legion.