George S. Ford
Bloomington-George S. Ford, 64, of Bloomington,
passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at his
residence. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 8,
2013 at 6p.m. at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington
with Pastor Ted Max officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6
p.m. at the memorial home prior to the service. Full military rites
will be accorded by the Bloomington Normal American Legion Honor
Guard at the memorial home.
Cremation rites will be accorded after funeral services.
Inurnment will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in
Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Vale Community Church
or OSF Hospice in George's name.
George was born on June 24, 1948 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to
William H. And Norma E. (Guseman) Ford. He married Mary Susan
Watson on July 15, 1975 in Milan, Ohio. She preceded him in
death on May 1, 1990.
Surviving is his son, David (significant other Kelly Ruiter)
Ford of Normal; mother, Norma E. Ford of Bloomington; special
friend, Lucy Stremlau of Normal.
In addition to his wife, Mary, George was preceded in death by
his father, William H. Ford.
He graduated from Sandusky high school in Sandusky, Ohio. He
worked in sales all of his life, he was a regional sales manager
for Spartan Chemical Company. Later in life, he enjoyed
financial investing and enjoyed advising people on their
George proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the
Vietnam War. During his time in the service, he was involved
in trips to the North Atlantic and to the Mediterranean on the USS
He was a private pilot of planes and enjoyed flying helicopters
and riding his motorcycle. He was a triathlete, avid cyclist
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