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George Peter Willenbring

George Peter Willenbring, 46, a lifelong resident of the Osage-Ponsford area, passed away unexpectedly after suffering a massive heart attack at his home Monday, April 8, 2013.

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George was born May 28, 1966, to Tim and Mavis (Schmaus) Willenbring at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids.

He attended Osage El-ementary Public School through the fourth grade and then public school in Park Rapids.

Following high school, George pursued his love for horses working as a trainer for a number of years. Later, his culinary talents were used in several area restaurants where he worked in various capacities.

Throughout his life, George nurtured his love for horses, which he en-joyed owning and train-ing.

He is lovingly remem-bered by his dear friend, Ken Kudart of Osage; par-ents, Tim and Marilyn Willenbring of Ponsford; four sisters, Pat (Alan) But-ler, Paula (Keith) Zitzow both of Rochert, Joan Willenbring of Park Rapids and Jean (Mike) Coulson of Kohler, Wis.; seven nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.

George was preceded in death by his mother, Mavis Willenbring in 1978.

Mass of Christian Buri-al: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Two Inlets with Father Bob Morin celebrating. The organist will be Mary Schmitz and the St. Mary's Choir will lead the music.

Casketbearers: Keith Zitzow, Alan Butler, Mike Coulson, Eric Zitzow, Tom Cooney and Jim Willenbring.

Interment: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery of Two Inlets.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids and for one hour prior to the service at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Two Inlets.

Following the service, a luncheon will be hosted by the St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To leave online condo-lences or to view the video tribute, please visit www.jonespearson.com

George Peter Willenbring, 46, a lifelong resident of the Osage-Ponsford area, passed away unexpectedly after suffering a massive heart attack at his home Monday, April 8, 2013.

George was born May 28, 1966, to Tim and Mavis (Schmaus) Willenbring at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids.

He attended Osage El-ementary Public School through the fourth grade and then public school in Park Rapids.

Following high school, George pursued his love for horses working as a trainer for a number of years. Later, his culinary talents were used in several area restaurants where he worked in various capacities.

Throughout his life, George nurtured his love for horses, which he en-joyed owning and train-ing.

He is lovingly remem-bered by his dear friend, Ken Kudart of Osage; par-ents, Tim and Marilyn Willenbring of Ponsford; four sisters, Pat (Alan) But-ler, Paula (Keith) Zitzow both of Rochert, Joan Willenbring of Park Rapids and Jean (Mike) Coulson of Kohler, Wis.; seven nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.

George was preceded in death by his mother, Mavis Willenbring in 1978.

Mass of Christian Buri-al: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Two Inlets with Father Bob Morin celebrating. The organist will be Mary Schmitz and the St. Mary's Choir will lead the music.

Casketbearers: Keith Zitzow, Alan Butler, Mike Coulson, Eric Zitzow, Tom Cooney and Jim Willenbring.

Interment: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery of Two Inlets.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids and for one hour prior to the service at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Two Inlets.

Following the service, a luncheon will be hosted by the St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To leave online condo-lences or to view the video tribute, please visit www.jonespearson.com

George Peter Willenbring, 46, a lifelong resident of the Osage-Ponsford area, passed away unexpectedly after suffering a massive heart attack at his home Monday, April 8, 2013.

George was born May 28, 1966, to Tim and Mavis (Schmaus) Willenbring at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids.

He attended Osage El-ementary Public School through the fourth grade and then public school in Park Rapids.

Following high school, George pursued his love for horses working as a trainer for a number of years. Later, his culinary talents were used in several area restaurants where he worked in various capacities.

Throughout his life, George nurtured his love for horses, which he en-joyed owning and train-ing.

He is lovingly remem-bered by his dear friend, Ken Kudart of Osage; par-ents, Tim and Marilyn Willenbring of Ponsford; four sisters, Pat (Alan) But-ler, Paula (Keith) Zitzow both of Rochert, Joan Willenbring of Park Rapids and Jean (Mike) Coulson of Kohler, Wis.; seven nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.

George was preceded in death by his mother, Mavis Willenbring in 1978.

Mass of Christian Buri-al: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Two Inlets with Father Bob Morin celebrating. The organist will be Mary Schmitz and the St. Mary's Choir will lead the music.

Casketbearers: Keith Zitzow, Alan Butler, Mike Coulson, Eric Zitzow, Tom Cooney and Jim Willenbring.

Interment: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery of Two Inlets.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids and for one hour prior to the service at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Two Inlets.

Following the service, a luncheon will be hosted by the St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To leave online condo-lences or to view the video tribute, please visit www.jonespearson.com

George Peter Willenbring, 46, a lifelong resident of the Osage-Ponsford area, passed away unexpectedly after suffering a massive heart attack at his home Monday, April 8, 2013.

George was born May 28, 1966, to Tim and Mavis (Schmaus) Willenbring at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids.

He attended Osage El-ementary Public School through the fourth grade and then public school in Park Rapids.

Following high school, George pursued his love for horses working as a trainer for a number of years. Later, his culinary talents were used in several area restaurants where he worked in various capacities.

Throughout his life, George nurtured his love for horses, which he en-joyed owning and train-ing.

He is lovingly remem-bered by his dear friend, Ken Kudart of Osage; par-ents, Tim and Marilyn Willenbring of Ponsford; four sisters, Pat (Alan) But-ler, Paula (Keith) Zitzow both of Rochert, Joan Willenbring of Park Rapids and Jean (Mike) Coulson of Kohler, Wis.; seven nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.

George was preceded in death by his mother, Mavis Willenbring in 1978.

Mass of Christian Buri-al: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Two Inlets with Father Bob Morin celebrating. The organist will be Mary Schmitz and the St. Mary's Choir will lead the music.

Casketbearers: Keith Zitzow, Alan Butler, Mike Coulson, Eric Zitzow, Tom Cooney and Jim Willenbring.

Interment: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery of Two Inlets.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids and for one hour prior to the service at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Two Inlets.

Following the service, a luncheon will be hosted by the St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To leave online condo-lences or to view the video tribute, please visit www.jonespearson.com

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