George Ainger
1942 - 2021
Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, Ltd.
107 West Sumner Street
Harvard, IL
George Ainger
Born: January 16, 1942 in Woodstock, IL
Died: September 10, 2021 in Harvard, IL
George Ainger, 79, of Harvard, IL passed away peacefully on September 10, 2021 after a long battle with Parkinson disease.
George was born on January 16, 1942 to Gladys and Alan Ainger in Woodstock, IL. After graduating from Alden-Hebron high school in 1960, he went on to work at the family farm on State Line Road.
George had three children: Sharon (Jon), Dennis (Catherine), and Linda (Tom). He also had four grandchildren with Dennis and two grandchildren with Linda: Tori and Josh.
Anyone who knew George (aka: Pop) knew that he was the most loving father, uncle, brother, and grandpa a family could ask for. He was a dairy farmer and very proud of his homestead. George was predeceased by his mother Gladys, father Alan, sister Mary, brother in-law Mike and Uncle Elbert. He is survived by his sister Nancy Weigle (Doc) and his brother David (Carol). He also has two cousins: Steve (Julie) Ainger with children Sam & Alec and Ken (Mary) Ainger with son Joe.
George had a very large family that loved him. He had three children living on the farm that he loved like grandchildren from his nephew Alan (Katie): Kyle, Jake, and Ava. Plus, more nieces and nephews: Alex, Caryl (Tim), Barb (Dwight), Craig (Trina), and Diane; Karen, Kristen (Wesley), and Kevin (Angie); then great nieces and nephews: Allie (Scott) & Matt (Casey); Peter, Joe, Sam, & Grace; Collin & Kendall; Sophie; Maya & Michael; Brody, Holly, & Clay.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Harvard Care Center (C/O Danielle) P.O. Box 850, Harvard, IL 60033. The family is extremely grateful for the love and care that the Center has provided over the last 2 ½ years.
There will be a visitation at 10am and funeral to follow at 11am on Thursday, September 16th at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 West Sumner Street, Harvard, IL. Interment will be in Linn-Hebron Cemetery.
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Call the funeral home for more info at 815-943-5400.
Published by Northwest Herald from Sep. 11 to Sep. 13, 2021.
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Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, Ltd.
107 West Sumner Street, Harvard, IL
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107 West Sumner Street, Harvard, IL
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George's long history of community service should be noted and remembered. He served on the Alden Hebron school board and the Alden fire department. He was a 10+ year leader of the Hebron Helping Hands 4-H Club. He served as a trustee on the Alden towhship board. For many years he was a director and dairy superintendent at the McHenry County Fair. In his dairy career, he was a member of the Pure Milk Association and the Associated Milk Producers Association in which he and his former wife were named Outstanding Young Dairy Couple twice--an honor he was very proud of. The entire Ainger family was named Farm Family at Harvard Milk Days. He served many terms as a director and officer of the Woodstock Progressives Milk Producers.
I knew him well
September 12, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home
September 11, 2021
Sorry for your loss
Joanne Maria Hallisy
September 11, 2021
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