George J. Held, 97, of Lyons, passed to eternal life at Lakeland Health Center in Elkhorn, Jan. 3, 2018.

George was born Jan. 16, 1920, in Lyons, to George and Amanda (Brickner) Held. He married Helen N. Vorpagel on April 30, 1955, at St. Francis de Sales in Lake Geneva. George belonged to the Catholic Order of Foresters, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, the Wisconsin Holstein Association and the Burlington Community CO-OP. He was a life-long farmer, enjoyed playing cards, and was an avid Packers and Brewers fan.

He is survived by is his son, David J. (Janet) Held of Lyons; daughters, Janet A. (Melvin) Madaus of Burlington, and Jacqueline S. (Steve) Bailey of Pearson. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Scott (Jessica) Bailey, Ashley (Darren) Baumiester, Ryan Madaus and Katie Held, 8 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen; sons, Daniel and Gerald Held; sisters, Elaine J. Kornhoff and Clarice R. Otto, and brother, LeRoy F. Held.

Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 8 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1540 Mill St, Lyons, from 9 to 11 a.m. and mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jim Volkert officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lyons.

Steinke-Lazarczyk Funeral Home and Cremation Services is proudly serving the Held family.

 
 

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