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George Harold Roussell, 87, of Engadine, died Thursday morning June 4, 2020 at his residence in the presence of his loving family and the care of North Woods Hospice. Born January 8, 1933 in Wheeling, Illinois, son of the late Emerie and Elma (Kisro) Roussell, George was a 1952 graduate of Newberry High School. On June 10, 1952, George enlisted into the United States Army serving in the Airborne Paratrooper 187th RCT Division during the Korean War until his honorable discharge on May 3, 1954 attaining the rank of Private First Class. On December 21, 1955, George married the former Evelyn Closs in St. Ignace and resided in Glendale Heights, Illinois for many years. He was employed with Chicago Northwestern Railroad Company as a brakeman operator for 36 years until his retirement in 1991. A resident of Engadine since 1993, George was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Newberry and member of the N.R.A.

In addition to his parents, George is preceded in death by his grandson Mark Moats and son-in-law Bruce Moats. Survivors include his loving wife Evelyn of Newberry; children Cheryl (Arthur Robinson) Black of Doylestown, Ohio, Cindy Moats Phoenix, Arizona, Vicki (Terry) Lee of Batesburg, South Carolina and Mark (Lisa) Roussell of Hogansville, Georgia; ten grandchildren, twenty three great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside military services conducted by the United States Army Honor Guard will take place at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Condolences may be expressed at http://www.beaulieufuneralhome.com