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George E. Bellinger, age 82, of Boulder City, NV, formerly of Sycamore and Olney, IL. passed from this life to eternal life on July 1, 2006, at the Nevada State Veteran’s Home, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. George was born to John & Laura (Morefield) Bellinger on Feb 24, 1924 in Sumner, Il..The family moved to Lawrenceville, Il when George was a young boy, and he attended local schools there. When he was about to start high school, his family moved to Hinckley, IL where George worked as a hired hand for a local farmer, through his school years. In 1942, at the outbreak of WWII, George chose to serve his country and enlisted in the United States Army. A medical condition forced him to be discharged in 1943 and George returned home. It was at church one Sunday that he met the woman who became the love of his life, Marjorie C. Baker. After only a few short months and a whirl-wind romance he knew she was the one, and on June 3, 1944 they were married and began their new life together. They made their home in DeKalb, where George was a salesman for the Gordon Hardware Store. In 1954 they built their dream home in Sycamore, Il, where they were blessed with one son Rodney. Wanting to be his own boss, George and a friend opened an appliance store in Sycamore, IL that he ran for many years. Following retirement from the business, George took a job with Stahl Black Top Company, Sycamore where he worked in the plant until 1979. In 1990 George and Margie sold their home in Sycamore and returned to their roots in Olney, Il. In July of 2002, failing health forced him to become a resident at the Bergin Manor Health Care Center, Olney, IL. George had always dreamed of retiring in Las Vegas, where he had enjoyed many trips through the year. Although it seemed that dream was lost, in October of 2005, he was presented with an opportunity to move to the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City, NV. With the help of his family, he and Margie were able to make the move of his dreams and in Feb. 2006 they moved to Las Vegas. His nephew Noel Baker was able to take him on many outings to the casino, which he dearly enjoyed. In May of 2006 he became very ill and although he was not to go on any more outings to the casino’s he never regretted his move out west. He was a faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church of Olney. . He is survived by his loving wife Marjorie of Summerlain, NV., One son Rodney of Baltimore, MOTwo grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters.A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Sept 2, 2006 11:00 am, at Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, Il. For information, call Conley Funeral Home at 1-800-8-CONLEY or visit www.conleycare.com.Memorials can be mailed in his name to PO Box 66, Elburn, Il 60119, or on our website at www.conleycare.com.
A memorial visitation and service will be held on Saturday September 2, from 9:30-10:30 with an 11:00 service at Conley Funeral Home 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL.
Interment will follow at Gardner Cemetery, Maple Park, Il.