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George Dennis Meadows PDF Print E-mail

George Dennis Meadows, 76, passed away unexpectedly at 2:15 a.m., Dec. 26, 2012, at Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital.

A celebration of his life was held in Eagle River Dec. 30, 2012, officiated by Deacon Skip McCaughn at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home. A luncheon followed the service.

A graveside memorial service will be planned for a future date at Eagle River Cemetery.

Born in Reno, Nev., to Charles and Bessie Meadows, he graduated from Monroe High School in 1954, and obtained studies in printing,  broadcasting, real estate and sales marketing.

George served his country as a personnel director for the U.S. Army at Colorado Springs, Colo.

During his career he worked at Clermont Printing in Antigo, Vilas County News-Review, Eagle River, Channel 12, Rhinelander, Congressional staff member for Congressman Alvin E. O’Konsky, communications director for Tri-State Homes, Mercer, and director of northern sales for Endries International Brillion, Wis.

George married Carol Ann Thomae in the celebration of the Nuptial Mass, asking the blessing of God upon their union on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1959, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Antigo.

George and his wife, Carol, lived in Antigo and resided in Eagle River since 1961, and enjoyed living by Yellow Birch Lake and supporting their community.

During his life George served as an announcer for both football and Eagle River hockey games.

George was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Antigo, and St. Peter’s in Eagle River.

He was a firm advocator for the progression of projects and programs for the city of Eagle River, and served on the City Council for mayors Pike Dyer and Jeff Hyslop.

George never stopped his pursuit of learning and was an avid reader. He enjoyed traveling, boating, computer technology, yard work and talking to people. He had a great sense of humor, sharing jokes, maintaining lifelong friendships, and enjoying cookies and ice cream nightly.

His pride and joy was his family which includes his wife of 53 years, Carol; children, Dennis (Kathi) Meadows of Syracuse, N.Y., Rick (Teresita) Meadows of Jersey City, N.J., Brian (Susan) Meadows of Bethesda, Md.; and his precious dog, Dutchess.

George was very proud of his five grandchildren, Sydney, Ryan, Ben, Robert and Andrew; treasured nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Memorials to the family will be established in George’s name for diabetes.

Condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home.


Monday, December 31, 2012 1:48 PM

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