George Serbus, age 84, of Buffalo Lake, formerly of Hector, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015, at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, April 10, 2015, at 10:30 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector.
Interment will be held in the church cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Carl O. Potter American Legion Post 135 of Hector.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector, with a Prayer Service at 7:30 P.M. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the Church on Friday.
George Martin Serbus was born April 4, 1931, in Regal, Minnesota, the son of Joseph and Lillian (Dolezal) Serbus. He was baptized on April 6, 1931, at the St. Louis Church in Paynesville, and was confirmed in his faith in Bechyn. George moved with his family to Bechyn where he grew up and attended District 27 country school. He served his country in the United States Army from April 23, 1953 to April 22, 1955. At that time, George was transferred to the Army Reserve, and was Honorably Discharged on April 30, 1961.
On September 12, 1955, George was united in marriage to Beatrice Kalkhoff at St. Joseph’s Church in Clements, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with seven children. They lived in Renville for a short time before moving to Fairfax. They made their home in Hector in 1968.
George was a mechanic for John Deere. He worked for the City of Hector, and retired in 1993. George has been a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector since 1968. He was a volunteer member of the Hector Fire Department from 1966 to 1979, and belonged to the American Legion.
George enjoyed life. A man with a big heart, he loved to help people. Following his retirement, he was able to devote more time to woodworking. He loved to dance, especially to the old time music of polkas and waltzes. He enjoyed playing cards, and watching All-Star Wrestling.
In 2014, George moved to the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center. Family and friends gathered to celebrate George’s 84th birthday on April 4. Early Sunday morning, April 5, 2015, George passed away at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center. Blessed be his memory.
George is survived by his:Wife, Beatrice “Bea” Serbus of Buffalo Lake; Children: Mary Kay Kiecker and her husband Ron of Gibbon, Minnesota, Mark Serbus of Carver, Minnesota, Dean Serbus and his wife Nancy of Loveland, Colorado, Scott Serbus and his wife Carol of Hanover, Minnesota, Daniel Serbus and his wife Marilyn of North Mankato, Minnesota, Ron Serbus of Hector, Minnesota, and Jolene Palmer and her husband Mike of Fairfax, Minnesota; 15 Grandchildren and 5 Great-grandchildren; Sister Veronica Littell of Spokane, Washington; Brothers: Bernard Serbus of Texas, Richard Serbus of Redwood Falls, Minnesota; Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-Law: Dorothy Kalkhoff of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, Jerome and Joan Kalkhoff of Clements, Minnesota, Francis and Rita Goblirsch of Wabasso, Minnesota, Bernice Senkyr of Franklin, Minnesota, Martha Serbus of Franklin, Minnesota, Audrey Serbus of Arlington, Minnesota; Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
George was preceded in death by his Parents; Grandson Matt Serbus; Brothers Clarence Serbus and Johnny Serbus in infancy; Brother Joseph and wife Lydia Serbus; Sisters: Lillian and her husband Wayne Haney, Celia and her husband Brainerd Kodet, and Marie Serbus; Sister-in-law Nina Serbus.