Wellenkotter, George Washington

Wellenkotter, George Washington

February 22, 1921 – September 28, 2015
Age 94 of Princeton, MN passed away on September 28, 2015 at Sterling Pointe Senior Community in Princeton after his final battle with Alzheimer’s. George was born on February 22,1921 in Janesville, WI, the youngest child of Louis and Rosetta (Yahnke) Wellenkotter. On May 30, 1953, he married Priscilla Alden Mills in Janesville. George served in the 28th Infantry 8th Division in World War II in the European Theater and received the Purple Heart. He was a co-owner of the A&W Grocery Store in Madison and then owned The Suburban Super Liquor Store for many years. George loved duck hunting, gardening and cooking on the grill. He is preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla; parents; sister, Thelma Swanson; brothers, Gerhardt (Gay), Earl, and Harold. Survived by daughters, Sandra (Darwin) Parker of Richland, WI and Jane (Tom) Moore of Zimmerman, MN; grandchildren, Melanie (David) Vance, Ginger Parker, Nicholas (Jamie) Parker, Alexander (Catherine) Parker, Brigitte (Nicholas) Thorne, Samuel (Jill) Moore, Emily (Lucas) Cameron, Kimberly (Brian) Freiberg, and Gregory (Brandy) Moore; 21 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Graveside service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October, 15, Lane #2. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.