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Funeral services for George L. Attig, Jr., 85 of Marston, will be Friday, Dec. 13th at 10:00 AM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be in Hamlet Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from 3 to 7 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hamlet Cemetery. George died on December 7, 2019 at Brookstone of Aledo. Condolences may be left at speerfuneralhome.com.
George Leonard Attig Jr. was born on June 8, 1934 to George L. & Margaret Ruth (Volk) Attig, Sr in Rock Island. He married Phyllis Krueger on July 3, 1955 in Illinois City. She preceded him in death on December 19, 2016.
George dedicated his life to farming in the Hamlet and Marston area. His love of agriculture started early in FFA, where he was a Chapter officer and State Officer. He also received both his State and American Farmer Degrees from FFA. George was a leader in both 4-H and Boy Scouts. He enjoyed his vintage John Deere tractors and playing on the Hamlet-Perryton Church Softball League. His associations include: The Hamlet Cemetery Board; Mercer County Farm Bureau; Buffalo Prairie Masonic Lodge #679; the Illinois Limousin Assoc.; Illinois Beef Assoc and the National Cattlemen’s Assoc. He was proud of the fact he lived and worked on a Centennial farm.
Those left to cherish George’s memory included his children and their spouses: Jeff & Angie Attig of Aledo; Dawn Lloyd of Aledo; Drue & Dan Curry of Taylor Ridge and John & Jean Attig of Oak Lawn, IL; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mona Stephens of Indianapolis, IN. George was preceded in death by his parents; wife; granddaughter, Brittany Attig; Son-in-law, Dan Lloyd and a brother in infancy, Johnie.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
3:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Friday, December 13, 2019
Starts at 10:00am (Central time)
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