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George Albert Tasker
December 20, 1925 ~ September 14, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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George A. Tasker, 97, of the Lake Geneva area passed away at his home on September 14th, 2023, surrounded by his family.
George was born on December 20, 1925, to the late John and Mary (Gallighan) Tasker in Illinois. George graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1943 where he was a star athlete in football as well as track. He often credited Mt. Carmel as making him the man he became. He then went on to graduate from Illinois State University.
George worked for National Casein Company starting in 1953 and was their top salesman for over 35 years. His territory was Michigan, Indiana, and northwestern Ohio. In the 1980’s, he was able to bring in several new customers from England and Ireland because of his reputation in his industry.
On June 20th, 1953, George was united into marriage to Frances Bauer in Chicago, Illinois. They were married for 70 years and dated for 5 years prior to getting married. George and Fran met while working in the cafeteria at Illinois State University where they both graduated from. They both loved to throw parties and to travel. They were a great team and loved each other immensely. They raised their four children first in Chicago Heights IL and then in Homewood IL starting in 1968. They moved to their current residence in the Lake Geneva area when George semi-retired in 1995.
If you ask his family, they describe George as a force of nature. He was very energetic to say the least. George loved playing golf with his friends and was a fantastic racquetball player; in fact, he played racquetball well into his 60s. He loved working outside and always had beautiful yards in both Homewood and in Lake Geneva. George also loved his backyard parties which were often memorable.
George is survived by his loving wife Fran and their four children whom he loved dearly. Tom (Bonnie Tang), Ted (Donna Spagnola), Susan, and Tim (Laura) all survive George as well as his grandchildren Kelly, Ryan, Jack and Kate, and great grandchildren Celia, Crystal and Emmitt. George is also survived by one sister, Irene. George was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary, and four siblings: Marian, Jack, Bob, and Jim. “Uncle George” also loved his many nephews and nieces to whom he gave many happy memories.
A church service for George will be held at 11:30 am on Friday October 6th at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 8404 S. Cass Ave., Darien, IL 05661. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 am until 11:30 am. A luncheon will follow the service at The Oak Park Country Club in River Grove, IL, 2001 Thatcher Ave, River Grove IL 60171.
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Derrick Funeral Home is honored to be assisting George's family.