George G. Deermer
George Gilbert Deermer was born on July 30, 1926 in Stuart, Nebraska to Alois and Theresa (Schmaderer) Deermer. He attended school until the 8th grade.
George entered the US Navy on October 26, 1944, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. He was honorably discharged on March 21, 1946 at the rank of Seaman Second Class. George later married Mary Lou (Tapely). The couple lived in California until Mary Lou passed away.
George worked in the oil fields as a well driller which led to him seeing the world and many beautiful places. A few years after Mary Lou died George returned to Stuart to spend time with his brother Joe. Joe taught him all about fishing and they spent many hours fishing together. They donated a lot of their catch to the KC fish fries.
George was a man of great faith and attended daily mass until his health failed. His talents included growing all kinds of flowers, and he was known for his cooking skill and expertise in the kitchen. For more than 18 years he made the meal for all the KC meetings. He headed up the kitchen for all of their events. He got the groceries, set up the kitchen, did most of the cooking, and was even there when it was time to clean up. He also had a smile on his face and a good word for everyone. If you wanted to know where George was the week of an event, you could spot his little white pickup at church as he spent many hours preparing. He left behind his personal recipe book and a shelf full of spices, so the KC’s will continue to think of him for a long time. His brother Joe was his right hand man all of those years. George was a willing worker for all the KC events. The Knights of Columbus can’t thank him enough for all he did for them and his church.
George is survived by his step daughter Vernadine Deen of Las Vegas, NV; a brother Joseph Deermer of Stuart; 2 step grandchildren; and 1 nephew and 2 nieces in WY. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Lou, 3 sisters, and 4 brothers.
Military Graveside Rites by Stuart American Legion Post
Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson is in charge of arrangements.
Thursday May 4, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart, Nebraska
Visitation: Wednesday May 3, 2017 from 4 to 8pm at Seger Funeral Home in Stuart with a 7pm Rosary Wednesday evening