George W PETREE

Male 1922 - 2008


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  • Born  22 Feb 1922  Aurora City,Kane County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Census  09 Apr 1930  Aurora City,Kane County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  01 Apr 1940  Aurora City,Kane County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  23 Jun 2008  Lake Forest,Lake County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  07 Aug 2008  Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake Forest,Lake County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Notes 
    • Obituary:
      George W. Petree, 86, died June 23 at home with his family in attendance.

      The son of the late Walter and Daisy Petree of Aurora, was born Feb. 22, 1922. He was a World War II paratrooper having served as a 1st Lt. in the 11th Airbourne Division.

      After the war he returned to Purdue University where he received a degree in electrical engineering.

      He was a member of Theta Xi fraternity.

      He was a registered engineer in the states of Illinois and Michigan and a member of MENSA. He had a career in the water industry, retiring as Director of Water Utilities for the City of Aurora. Highly regarded for his involvement and development of thewater industry for the Fox Valley area and shopping center.

      He was also a member of the Church of St. Mary, Lake Forest.

      He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy (nee McGuire); his four children, ... ; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

      A memorial Mass will be celebrated 1:30 p.m., Aug. 7 at the Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Road. Lake Forest.

      Interment will follow in Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake Forest.

      In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025.

      The family wishes to thank Midwest Hospice for their loving care and support.

      Arrangements are by Wenban Funeral Home, Lake Forest (847) 234-0022.
      [Lake Forester (Lake Forest, IL) - July 3, 2008]
    Person ID  I13908  Our Ancestors
    Last Modified  3 Sep 2016 

    Father  Walter James PETREE,   b. 02 Jun 1889, Big Rock,Kane County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1973, Aurora City,Kane County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Daisy G SPEIR,   b. 02 Sep 1887, ,,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1977, Aurora City,Kane County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Feb 1912  ,Kane County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F4577  Group Sheet

    Family  Dorothy MCGUIRE 
    Married  Abt 1944  [2
    Family ID  F11226  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1922 - Aurora City,Kane County,Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 09 Apr 1930 - Aurora City,Kane County,Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 01 Apr 1940 - Aurora City,Kane County,Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jun 2008 - Lake Forest,Lake County,Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 07 Aug 2008 - Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake Forest,Lake County,Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    PETREE, George W.
    PETREE, George W.

    Headstones
    PETREE, George W.
    PETREE, George W.
    1 Lt. 11th Airbourne WWII
    February 22, 1922 -- June 23, 2008

  • Sources 
    1. [S28] Social Security Death Index, (On-line Database, Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo, UT, 2009, (www.ancestry.com)), SS#: -----, Issued: IL (Before 1951).

    2. [S198] Newspaper, (On-line Database, GenealogyBank, NewsBank, Inc., (http://www.genealogybank.com/)), Lake Forester (Lake Forest, IL) - July 3, 2008.

    3. [S32] 1930 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1930 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2002, (www.ancestry.com)), Aurora, Kane, IL, ED 3, p. 8, (penned), B, (stamped), dwelling 204, family 231, Walter J Petree Image 16/29..

    4. [S1009] 1940 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1940 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT, (2012), (www.ancestry.com)), Aurora, Kane, Illinois, ED 45-3, p. 11 (penned), 32A (stamped), dwelling 239, Walter Petree. Image 21/40..

    5. [S1816] Lake Forest Cemetery, (On-Line Database, Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake Forest, Lake, IL, Find-a-Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com)), Cemetery Transcription.


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