George H. Wanitschke, 74 of Grand Island died December 29, 2012 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., surrounded by his wife and daughters. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Grand Island, Neb. Burial will be in the Grand Island Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2013 with a Christian Wake Service at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island, Neb. Survivors include his wife, Donna Lonowski Wanitschke, daughters: Dorreen M. Wanitschke of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Dee A. and G.H. Hanssen of Grand Island, Darla S. Wanitschke and Ann Heermann of Lincoln, and Dena M. and Lee Norman of Grand Island, grandchildren Benjamin Hanssen and Alexandra Stricklin of Omaha, Bobbi and Nathan Hartman of Columbus, Brittany Hanssen and Justin Petersen of Omaha, Jackson, Emery, and Avery Norman of Grand Island, and was looking forward to being a great grandfather this month. Other survivors are his brother Frank of Grand Island, sisters Anna Marie Robison of Broken Bow and Virginia Bohl of Grand Island, and many nieces and nephews, and four-legged friends, including his pal, Bentley. George was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Dorothy Wanitschke, brothers Hubert and Charles, and sister Mary Cadwalader. Condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths.com
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Published in The Desert Sun on Jan. 11, 2013