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George Kaplan

January 3, 1928 — August 29, 2015

George J. Kaplan, age 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Heartland House in Wautoma, WI.

George was born January 3, 1928 in Racine, WI the son of John E. and Gertrude V. (Schliesman) Kaplan. He married Beverly L. Falkenberg on February 21, 1953.

He graduated from St. Catherine's High School in Racine, WI. He then served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a combat wounded veteran for which he received a purple heart. After returning from the war, he went back to work at Western Publishing Co. in Racine, WI. where he worked for 42 years and retired in 1986 as Vice President of manufacturing. While working, he attended night school at Marquette University where he earned an MBA and a degree in Industrial Engineering. After retiring, he spent his summers in Wautoma, WI and winters in Gulfport, FL.

George is survived by his wife Beverly; daughter Linda (William) Herbert, Madison; son Michael (Terese) Kaplan, Kenosha; brother John Kaplan, Racine; sister-in-law, Maryann Kaplan; devoted and loving grandchildren; Brandon (Kristine) Herbert, Justin (Andrea) Herbert, Jordan (Alisha) Herbert, Benjamin Kaplan, Nathan Kaplan; great grandchildren: Kora and Griffin Herbert; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter Susan; brother Jim Kaplan; sister Marion George, brother-in-law John George, sister-in-law Charlene Kaplan.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at Leikness Funeral Home in Wautoma with Rev. David Greskowiak officiating. Full military honors will follow. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Racine at a later date.

Relatives and friends may greet the family on Friday at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. If desired, memorials may be given to woundedwarriorproject.org

George's family extends their deepest gratitude to the staff of Heartland House that gave such gentle and loving care to George during his stay there.






Visitation

SEP 4. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Leikness Funeral Home - Wautoma

358 South Oxford Street

Wautoma, WI, US, 54982

Memorial Service

SEP 4. 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Leikness Funeral Home - Wautoma

358 South Oxford Street

Wautoma, WI, US, 54982

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