George Droysen Jr., age 94, of Ingleside, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at his home. He was born August 21, 1924 in Oshkosh, WI to George Sr. and Lillian (Calbow) Droysen.
George proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII, and he participated in the Pacific Theater. After his service, George discovered a career in the printing industry as a pressman, which he later retired from. He was an avid golfer and also a great fisherman. George was a collector of many things, but model airplanes were his passion, he loved building and flying them.
Left behind to cherish George’s memory are his children, George (Jean) Droysen, Margaret “Peigi” Droysen; two grandchildren, Eric (Kim) Droysen, Jamie (Pete Strimel) Droysen; and six great-grandchildren, Nathan, Alissa, Stephanie, Hunter, Ben, and Matthew.
In addition to George’s parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jim Droysen, a grandson, George Jr., and two sisters, Dorothy and Shirley.
The cremation rite was accorded privately. Services were private for his family. In the Spring, a burial with military honors will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For more information, please call 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for George’s family.