George Albert Child (1918 - 2012)


AURORA – George Albert Child was born Aug. 15, 1918 at Aurora, the son of Irvine and Sadie Scott Child.
George was united in marriage to Marian Jane Iverson on Oct. 15, 1944 at Canoe Ridge Church in Canoe Ridge. To this union were born three sons: Donald, Douglas, and David. George and Marian farmed near Aurora their entire married lives. Marian died on April 3, 2002 at her home in Aurora.
George married Ruth Luttrell on June 27, 2007 at the Aurora United Methodist Church. They lived in Aurora until just recently when ill health caused them to move to a nursing home.
George entered into his eternal rest on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Grandview Care Center at Oelwein following a short illness at the age of 93.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Marian and his son David.
Survivors include his wife Ruth of Independence; his two sons: Donald (Alice) Child of Mason City and Douglas (Rebecca) Child of Aurora.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Aurora United Methodist Church with Pastor John Brockschink officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery north of Masonville.
Friends may call from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the Aurora Methodist Church in Aurora. The Fawcett Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. To send an online message go to under obituaries.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Feb. 23 to Mar. 9, 2012