George L. Shepherd, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at his home. George was born on July 4, 1938 in Neenah son of the late Arthur and Anna Mae (Thompson) Shepherd. He graduated from Neenah High School in 1957 and shortly thereafter joined the National Guard. George married Sandra Williamson on September 28, 1968 and she survives him. He worked for R Sabees in Appleton for 38 years before retiring in 2001.
He’d shown the love for his family and friends through his actions, teaching us a way to better ourselves. A hard-working man that found time to enjoy spending with his family through vacations and such. Aside from his family, his life enjoyments were socializing and fishing with his friends whenever he could, watching sports, particularly the Packers but he was a lifelong fan of the Dodgers, and playing cards.
In addition to his wife Sandra of almost 53 years, George is survived by his daughters, Tina Dumbleton and Christina (Brad) Werth; his grandchildren, Steven (Sarah) Manteufel, Ian and Emma Dumbleton, Allison (Richie) Cuminale and Willy Whitson; his great-grandchildren, Ayden, Aliyah, Nevin, Eliana, Richard and Gabriella. He is further survived by a brother Kenneth (Mert) Shepherd, and a sister, Marie (Eugene) Grundy; brothers-in-law, Robert (Mary) Williamson and Kenneth (Mary) Williamson; a sister-in-law, Joyce (Gary) Lasee and numerous nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by brothers Arthur and Tom and sisters, Joanne (Kenneth) and Eunice.
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Kessler Funeral Home, 304 S. Commercial St., Neenah with Fr. Larry Seidl officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services. Military Honors will be performed by the Neenah-Menasha Funeral Honors Team following the service. A memorial is being established.
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