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George A Churchill

George A Churchill

George A Churchill, age 95 of rural Elmwood died peacefully Thursday June 16, 2022 at Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home with family by his side. 

George was born Feb 22, 1927 in the family farm house.  He was the son of Herold and Lois (Hawn) Churchill.  George attended school in Rock Elm Wisconsin and worked alongside his brother and dad on the family farm until at age 24, he was drafted into the Army and served in the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954

George met his wife Marlys Quilling when he returned home and were married August 13th 1955 at the Iron Creek Methodist church.  They we married 60 years before she passed away in 2015. 

After marriage they made their home on the Churchill family farm in the township of Rock Elm, rural Elmwood, where they farmed and raised their family.  George was dedicated to the dairy farm where they milked cows and harvested crops.  His passion for farming alongside his son Dennis after the passing of Dennis, George continued to milk until age 86 when they sold the cows.  His other passions included making maple syrup in the family sugar bush alongside his family.  He really enjoyed going to the woods and cutting wood with his son when time allowed. 

George was known for his dedication to the Rock Elm United Methodist Church and enjoyed socializing at the summer ice cream socials.  George enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren and seeing all the great-grandchildren dressed up for holidays, especially Halloween costumes.

George is survived by his two children Paul (Dawn) Churchill of Elmwood, Susan (Steve) Thompson of Elmwood; 7 grandchildren, Stacy (Jim) Schaefer, Erin (Eric) Konsela, Kristina (Garret) Stewart, Adam (Ashley) Churchill, Tyler (Marah Boyer) Churchill, Brandi Thompson, Brittany (Lance) Peterson; two step-grandchildren Tyler (Abby) Regneir, Zachary (Kathryn) Regneir; 11 great-grandchildren and two on the way.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a son, Dennis, two sisters, Jean Hatch and Grace Thiele, and a brother, Donald Churchill. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday June 27, 2022, at the Rock Elm United Methodist Church with reverend Margaret Erickson officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Hill Cemetery, Township of Rock Elm.

 Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Rock Elm United Methodist Church or the Poplar Hill Cemetery. 


  1. Andrew Curry

    Had the "privilege " of meeting Marlys and George once and have always remembered both . They were blessed with happiness - it is good that they are together again

  2. Julie Moritz

    Churchill family…deepest condolences to the entire family during this difficult time.

  3. Dick & Marlene Zimmer

    Dear Paul & Family, Our sympathy to you all. He was a nice man!

  4. Joe and Jan Drier

    Our Condolences to the Churchill Family!

  5. Jay & Ruth Churchill

    Our prayers and sympathies to the Churchill Family. Uncle Geoge lived a great life in service to God, family, and country. He can be proud of the life he lived and will now be rejoicing in Heaven.

  6. Jerry & Jayne Holt

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

  7. Jason Afdahl

    Sorry for your loss!

  8. Wanda

    My sympathy to the whole Churchill Family. We were both raised nearby and went to church together . He was a great asset toRock Elm and the church . He will be deeply missed

  9. Dennis & Ramona Schneider

    Our sincere thoughts and prayers to All. Lots of wonderful memories.

  10. Jamie REITZ

    My sympathy to the entire Churchill family in your loss of George.

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