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George E. King, formerly of Addison and recently of Belmont Village, Carol Stream, 93 years old. WW2 veteran. Member of “The Greatest Generation” passed away September 8th at the DuPage Care Center, Wheaton. Husband of the late Helen Louise King (Buchholz). He is survived by sons George Steven (Marianne), Glenn (Deborah), and Phillip (Elaine) King, Four Grandchildren; Kirsten (Adam) Krachenfels, Matthew (Margiana) King, Rebecca (Brandon) Brower, and Nathan King. Five Great-Grandchildren; Mackenzie, Madison, Austin, Kendall, and Milena. George was a WW2 veteran. Third Army, 157th Engineers, landing at Normandy, participating in the St. Lo breakout, and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. George and his comrades fought 324 consecutive days in combat. His unit earned 5 combat stars and the Silver Star. After the war George worked as a machinist for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad, Goss Press, and the Burlington Northern Railroad. George was the neighborhood handyman always helping neighbors with home and car repairs, whether they wanted help or not. An avid gardener George was often featured in local newspapers for his extensive home gardens and giant sunflowers. George was a devoted Cubs fan and at age 92 lived to see the Cubs win a World Series. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 37 Army Trail Blvd, Addison, IL 60101, The Salvation Army, or the charity of your choice. Internment services private. Arrangements by Pedersen Ryberg Mortuary. For information 630-834-1133