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Roman, George
George W. Roman, 89, of Orion, Ill. died at 8:47 A.M. Friday, June 3, 2011 at his home.

He was born on May 6, 1922 in Moline, Ill. to John and Violet M. Johnson Roman. He married Shirley Jean Beebe on March 4, 1949 in Muscatine, Iowa. She preceded George in death in October, 1994. He then married Betty Corman Otto on May 18, 1996 in Gerlaw, Ill. She survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Susan (and Patrick) Kennedy of Magalia, Calif., Teresa (and Brian) Lindstrom of Freeport, Ill., Georgia (and Charlie) Smith of Lynn Center, Ill. and Kristen (and Robert) Roman-Nowak of Paradise, Calif.; three step-daughters, Luann Smith, Chris Lutz and Lisa Richardson; a step-son, Steven Lutz; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Along with his parents and first wife, George was preceded in death by his twin brother, James Gilbert Roman and a sister, Jean Krantz.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a radio operator with the Dynamite Gang of the 367th Fighter Group.
George was an electrician, farmer and gardener. He enjoyed cards, gardening and dancing.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 10:30AM Tuesday at the Chapel. Military honors will be provided by the Ralph M Noble American Legion Post #285 Honor Squad. Graveside memorial services will be in the Alexis (Ill.) Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Online condolences may be left at www.h-p-w.com.
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