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In Memory of

George G. Plensener

May 7, 1932 - November 22, 2016

Obituary


George Gilbert Plensener was born on May 7, 1932, in Chicago, IL. He spent his entire life in the Andersonville neighborhood on the near north side, where he lived with his sister until she died on November 11, 2011. After his sister's death, George lived the remainder of his life at Wesley Place, located in his beloved Andersonville.

George graduated from Queen of All Saints School on June 10, 1948, and from that point on became a faithful laborer at his father's company, Mechanical Springs Inc., in Humboldt Park. He held many different...

George Gilbert Plensener was born on May 7, 1932, in Chicago, IL. He spent his entire life in the Andersonville neighborhood on the near north side, where he lived with his sister until she died on November 11, 2011. After his sister's death, George lived the remainder of his life at Wesley Place, located in his beloved Andersonville.

George graduated from Queen of All Saints School on June 10, 1948, and from that point on became a faithful laborer at his father's company, Mechanical Springs Inc., in Humboldt Park. He held many different jobs at the plant, endearing himself to the other employees with his strong work ethic and quick wit.

George was adopted by Pearl and Gilbert Plensener as an infant, but never knew that he was adopted. George adored his father. "He was always there to help me, and I was always there to help him," George once commented. No wonder he preferred to be called Gilbert Junior.

George was reared in the Christian church. He served as an acolyte at Unity Lutheran Church in Andersonville, and prided himself in being head usher and crucifer at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, which is now closed. George also was a faithful choir member and Psalm leader at Light of Christ Lutheran on Western Avenue until it closed. Before moving to Wesley Place, George shared his love of choral music at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Elmdale in Edgewater. Serving his God at church was George's greatest joy and he shared that by making every person he met know that they, too, were a source of joy.

George and his sister enjoyed travels together that included trips to Italy where he made friends all along the way.

George was preceded in death by his parents and sister.


Arrangements under the direction of Drake & Son Funeral Home, Chicago, IL.