Saturday, December 25, 2010

George Saunders, 82, Albert Lea

We lost a longtime Oakwooder this week. A good man. Our best wishes to Jane and his children, grand-children and great-grandchildren.

George was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Lowell, Mass., the son of Stephen and Doris (Stowers) Saunders. He received his bachelor of arts degree in public education. George proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.
George was united in marriage to Jane Norris on Aug. 30, 1951, in Elk River. Together they resided in Albert Lea since 1954. George taught in the Albert Lea school district for 32 years. 

4 comments:

Oldfool said...

Old Men

People expect old men to die, 
They do not really mourn old men. 
Old men are different. People look 
At them with eyes that wonder when... 
People watch with unshocked eyes... 
But the old men know when an old man dies.

Ogden Nash

Gunnar Berg said...

Except for the tremors, I never thought of George as an old man.

Anonymous said...

George was one of my favorite teachers. He scared the crap out of me the first two weeks and I thought I would hate him. By the end of the term, I came to realize he wanted the best for me and usually got it. Straight shooting guy.
WW

Gunnar Berg said...

WW,
I felt the same way about Hilda Tennehill.