George D. Thaler, 88, loving husband of 62 years of the late Lorraine F. Thaler, entered into rest Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
George was a native of Wagner. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served for 22 years. He served in the Korean Conflict during peacetime but also served in Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division and was awarded the Bronze Star for his outstanding meritorious achievement during military operations. After retiring from the Army, Thaler worked for the civil service for 19 years, retiring in 1992. He was an active member of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church.
Family members include: two daughters, Diana Lynn Werkmeister(Dean),DebraAnn DeRoller (Frank); five grandchildren: Jessica Werkmeister (Kevin), Adam Werkmeister, Rebecca Ross, Sara Shadwick (Trey), and Shaun Young (Angela); six great grandchildren: Chris Ross, Alexis Ross, Katie Ross, Michael Ross, Michael Nelson and Ava Shadwick. George was also preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Louis, Edward, Adolph, Dorothy Honomichl, Lloyd, Johnny, Roy, Raymond and Leo Thaler.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday April 6 at St. Mary on the Hill with Fr. Mark Ross and Fr. Tomas Beroch celebrants with full military honors at the cemetery. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com