George Richard Horrell passed away peacefully on January 19, 2021, at the age of 88. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Grace (Rowe) Horrell. Loving father of Karen (Jeffrey) Jordan, Kathryn (David) Gableman, and Jim (Janet) Horrell. Proud grandfather of Sarah (Martin) Bushman, David (Heather) Jordan, Laura (Zachary) Sowle, Michael and Angela Gableman, and Matthew Horrell; dear great-grandpa of Caroline Bushman. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen Culver; brothers, Robert (Carol) and David (Nora) Horrell; cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Adele (Richard) Horrell; father, George Robert Horrell; sister, Nancy Schleppenbach; and step-mother, Martha Horrell.

George was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Throughout high school and his two years at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, George excelled in sports. He won varsity letters in track and basketball, and was a state champion in the pole vault in college.

After transferring to the University of Missouri, George graduated with a degree in electrical engineering and started work at Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Company in West Allis, Wisconsin. Three months later, in 1955, George was drafted into the U.S. Army where he was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. George trained soldiers to use Nike missiles and was a member of the Army volleyball team. Upon completing his service, George returned to Allis-Chalmers, where he worked on large induction motors.

George married Grace and they raised three children in Greendale, Wisconsin. After Siemens acquired the Motor-Generator department from Allis-Chalmers, George and Grace were transferred to Florida for three years, and then to Norwood, Ohio, where George worked until his retirement in 1997.

After retirement, George and Grace returned to Greendale to be closer to their family. George was an active member of Greendale Community Church, serving on several boards, ushering, and playing on the softball team. He enjoyed playing cribbage, watching his grandchildren participate in their numerous activities, and spending time at Moon Beach Camp.

Due to COVID-19, a private memorial service for the immediate family will be held in February, 2021. The service will be live-streamed. Please revisit this website for further details.

The family wishes to thank Rev. David Gaeth and doctors Jack Tertadian and David Grambow for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Greendale Community Church (6015 Clover Lane, Greendale, WI 53129) or Alzheimer’s Disease Research (22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871) are appreciated.