George Charles Cormany was born Oct. 30, 1937, in Sioux City, the son of Harold Newell and Helen (Martin) Cormany. He graduated from East High School in Sioux City in 1958.
On June 1, 1960, George enlisted in the United States Army. He served overseas in Germany as a tank captain. After eight years with the Army, George earned his honorable discharge.
For most of his working years, George worked as a delivery and route man for Farner - Bocken and SESCO in Sioux City. Most recently he was employed as a lead deck hand for the Argosy Casino in Sioux City before he retired in 2004.
On March 3, 1990, George and Karmen Kristine Kranz were united in marriage at Hope Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Neb. They were members at Hope Lutheran where George ushered, was an elder and served communion. In 2007 George and Karmen moved to Kingsley.
George was a member of First Lutheran Church in Kingsley.
He was an avid golfer, enjoyed boating and drinking coffee.
Most important was his relationship with his grandchildren and the time he spent with them.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Karmen of Kingsley; his children, Tom (Keara) Cormany of Albert City, and Terry (Dee) Cormany of Castana, S.D., Dawn (Matt) Maslonka of Homer, Neb.; Lyle Parker of McCook Lake, S.D., Lynn (Chris) Eckstrom of Plymouth, Minn., Laurie (Steve) Hagen of Elk River, Minn., Kim Archer of St. Paul, Minn., and Kerk Haller of Fairfield, Calif.; grandchildren, Braedon, Ryan, Alissa, Harley, Kayla, Mindy, Jericho, Megan, Erin, Ryan, Kendra, Tiffany, Jaime, Paul and Kevin; great-grandchildren, Ayden, Ethan, Jocelyn and Morgan; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Clint Parker; a grandson, Justin; and a brother, Harold Jr.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Duane Miesner will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service on Friday.
Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church, Kingsley.
Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.