George Allen Coon, 92, of Overland Park, KS joined the Lord on February 26, 2022 in Kansas City, MO.
George was born on May 10, 1929 to Dorothy M Richards & John H Coon in Red Cloud, NE. His mother Dorothy M Richards passed away after giving birth to George and he was raised by his grandparents and then eventually his father & step-mother, Alyce Coon.
After George graduated from Cowles High School in 1949, he worked as a farm hand on the family farm in 1951 he joined the Navy during the Korean War. He was a Telegraph Typewriter Operator on the U.S.S. Norton Sound. He spent 4 years in the Navy followed by another 4 years in the Navy Reserve.
In Oct, 1956, he was united in marriage to Sharon Fattig, Cambridge, NE. and to this union a daughter was born, Darla K Coon. The marriage ended in 1959.
He went on to study tractor mechanics at Milford Technical School. Afterwards he moved to Superior, NE and began working for Christianson & Sons as a Diesel Tractor Mechanic. He continued to work in the tractor industry until his retirement in 1984.
When moving to Superior, he met and fell in love with Sharon Henderson-Shuck. They married in Oct, 1974. They stayed in Superior, NE until 1984 when they then moved to Franklin, NE. They remained in Franklin for quite some time. George worked at the local thrift store and helped with food delivery to those who were homebound.
In January, 1999, his wife, Sharon, unexpectedly passed away. He stayed in Franklin until 2011 when he then moved to Overland Park, KS to be closer to family.
Growing up he enjoyed working on the farm. He really liked working with the cattle when he could. He shared memories of going to Kansas City to the cattle auction. After his wife passed, he enjoyed getting in his car and traveling to Colorado, Kansas City, and various towns in Nebraska to see family. He really liked watching his grandkids & great grandkids participate in sports, theatre, & and other happenings. He loved the Nebraska Huskers, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and always looked forward to his Navy team playing the Army every season. George’s smile, laughter, and kindness will never be forgotten. In later years George especially cherished the companionship of his dog, Ginger.
He is survived by his brother, John Coon; his daughter, Darla; his niece, Melinda Koehler, his nephews Tim Spieker, Robert Coon, Barry Coon, and 4 great nieces. His step-children Dianne Johnson, (Wes), Brenda Hoyer, (Gene), Kirk Shuck, (Julie) & Gary Shuck. He has 15 grandchildren & 12 ½ great-grandchildren .
George had accepted Christ as his Savior and knew with all his heart, that there would be a huge welcoming in Heaven by those loved ones that had passed before him. They are
Sharon Coon, John H. Coon, Dorothy M Richards, Alyce Coon, Carol Spieker, Kenny Shuck,
Bailey Hoyer, Zachary Johnson, and three angel babies.
Celebration of Life was Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, March 5, 2022 at the Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Interment with military honors was at the Red Cloud Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family for later designation.
Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
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