George William “Pickle” Hanselman, age 101, of Ottawa, departed this life and entered his Heavenly Home Saturday, March 12, 2022 with his loving family by his side.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, March 19th at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home with Pastor Sherry Stevenson and Rev. John Paul Robbins officiating. Entombment with military honors by the American Legion Post 33 Veterans Group Honor Guard will be in the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum at Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Tyler and Travis Ailor, Ryan and Chad Holloway, Kyle Hiller, Michael Gregory and Dalton Downey. Honorary pallbearers will be Alex Day, Mitchell Hanselman, Justin Downey, Mark, Christopher and Craig Weihman and Robert Lenac.
George was born November 8, 1920 in Eldorado, Illinois, a son of George Washington and Mary Ellen (Shomate) Hanselman. He married Dora Elizabeth Tyler May 16, 1938 in Morganfield, Kentucky. She preceded him in death August 3, 2003. He later married Margaret “Marge” (Lenac) Weihman December 28, 2006 at the Ottawa First Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are his loving wife, Marge; his devoted son, George (Judy) Hanselman of Ottawa; step-children, Mark (Kellie) Weihman of Loveland, Colorado, Christopher (Michelle) Weihman of LasVegas, Nevada, Renee Winjum of Urbandale, Iowa and Craig (Kathy) Weihman of Fowlerville, Michigan. George leaves ten grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; seven great-step-grandchildren and sixteen great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughters, Donna Downey and Norma Day; a grand-daughter, Velinda Day; brothers, Floyd, Simon, Guy and Earl; and sisters, Mary, Lou, Rose and Cruella.
George was a member of Crossbridge Community Church in Ottawa. He proudly served his country in the 17th Airborne Division of the U.S. Army in World War II and was the recipient of the Bronze Star. George was a life member of the American Legion and VFW in Ottawa. Leisure time would find George camping, traveling or tinkering with a project. He was a “jack of all trades.” Affectionately known as “Pop,” he dearly loved each member of his family. George was known to be a kind and generous man who would help anyone in need. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
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