George John Gear, 73, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Fremont, Indiana.
He was born February 13, 1943 in South Bend, Indiana to George R. and Helen J. (McKinney) Gear.
He graduated from South Side High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana and had attended Ball State University.
He married Margaret Jane McClain on April 25, 1964.
George was a member of Angola Rotary and was very involved on the Scholarship Committee for many years. He enjoyed lake life, including boating and fishing. He had a great sense of humor and was known to be quite the practical joker. Most of all he loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends.
Surviving is his loving wife of 52 years, Margaret Jane Gear of Fremont, Indiana; three sons, Jeff Gear of San Francisco, California, Ted Gear of Angola, Indiana and Jay (Alison) Gear of Geneva, Illinois and four grandchildren, Samantha Wickham, Kailey Gear, Emma Gear and Adrian Gear.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Pat Nelson.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 2-5 PM, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.
Memorials in George’s memory may be made to the Steuben County Humane Society.
Charitable donations may be made in George's memory to the following organization:
Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County
PO Box 204, Angola, Indiana 46703