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George W. Ehorn of Elgin George W. Ehorn passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 15, 2012, at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his parents, Catherine Weller and George Ehorn; his brother, Robert Ehorn; his first wife, Alice Ehorn (Mockler); his son, Steven Ehorn; and his great-granddaugther, Adelynn Dieckman. George graduated from Elgin High School. After high school he enlisted in the Army with his best friend, Stan Owensac, and fought in World War II. Throughout his life, George engaged in many professions. He was an entrepreneur, starting his own businesses in watch repair with his friend, Pinky Krenz (Elgin Timekeepers) and in grocery (Villa Food Mart in Elgin and Spotlite Grocery in Cary). He also worked for Illinois Tool Works and Gromers Grocery, and was head custodian at Illinois Park School, where he earned the nickname "Mr. George." He retired in 1992, only to return to work at his son's business of Unity Electric, cleaning the shop, making the coffee and tinkering at his work bench. George will be remembered for his infectious smile, his ability to share his memories through stories, his deep love for his family, and for being an original Wrigley Field 'bleacher bum.' George is survived by his second wife, Phyllis Ehorn (divorced); three children, Marcy (David) Ford, Michael (Rose) Ehorn and Gordon (Cheryl) Ehorn. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Donna, Michael, Mechele, Stephanie and Cassie; his grandchildren, Shawn, Matthew (Gia), Angelyn (Conar), Courtney (Matthew), Christopher (Tiffany), Ryan (Tess) and Joshua; his stepgrandchildren, Daniel (Jessica) and Sarah; and his great-grandchildren, Joscelyn, Camden, Keaton, Tristan, Savanah and Zachary. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, beginning at the funeral home, and proceeding to Bluff City Cemetery for interment. For information, call 847-741-1128.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2012
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