In Memory of George Voller

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George Voller
George Voller

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Service Date:   November 22, 2013, 10:30 am

Date of Birth:   December 30, 1949

Date of Death:   November 16, 2013

Service Type:   Celebration of Life

Charitable Donations Made To:   In Lieu of flowers, donations in George’s name can be made at any of the following organizations: Fisher House Greater Maple Valley Community Center: 22010 S.E. 248th St. Maple Valley, WA 98038 Maple Valley Food Bank: P.O. Box 322 Maple Valley, WA 98038

Life Legacy:
George Voller was born in Minot, ND on December 30, 1949 and died peacefully at home in Maple Valley, WA on November 16, 2013, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Even in the final stage of his illness, the one thing the doctors and nurses noted was George’s smile when they entered his hospital room. George was born into this world to be a mechanic; his mother once said when she went into town, if she lost track of him, all she did was look down the street, and if the hood of a car was up, that’s where he would be. When George was eighteen, his family moved to Seattle, WA. George began work at PACCAR Foundry and at age twenty-one was drafted into the Army. He served in Viet Nam where he earned several medals, including two Bronze Star Medal’s, one for valor. George rarely spoke of Viet Nam. None of his friends ever knew of his medal of valor, and even years later, when he married, he never told his wife. After his discharge, George went back to PACCAR for a short time, and then began work at Kenworth Northwest and while working there he completed his journeyman certificate at RTC for diesel mechanic. It was during this time that he met his future wife, Gerri Schur, and they married in 1981 after a long courtship. George began his career at Metro Transit as a diesel mechanic in 1978 and worked there for over thirty-three years, until his death at age 63. George enjoyed working at Metro Transit and had many good friends there. He was especially known for being a hard worker, and any project he took on, whether at work or at home, he gave it his all. George leaves behind many wonderful friends and loved ones, including his wife, Gerri, of thirty-three years; his sister Eleanor Barth of Everett, WA; his sister Tillie Reinier of Spokane, WA; his brother Gabe (Margaret Ann) Voller of Uniontown, WA; his brother Dan (Thelma) Voller of Kent, WA; his brother Dave Voller of Covington, WA; his sister Bernice Voller of Tukwila, WA; and his sister Glenda Voller of Seattle, WA; and eleven nieces and nephews. We love you George and we are comforted knowing you are with God. But now we have the hard task of going on without you. Services are at St. Barbara’s in Black Diamond, Friday, November 22nd, at 10:30; with a reception following. Interment is November 22nd, at Tahoma National Cemetery, at 2pm.

Messages of Condolence:

"George and Gerri, Some people are "Storms in the Harbor", both of you have always been a" Harbor in the Storm" for me. George thanks for your mechanical advise and lifes observations. You were truly my nieghbor "Wilson""
- Bill Botsford

"Gerri, I'm so sorry for your loss. I only met George a month ago when I drove him to his chemo treatment in Seattle. But in that short time as we chatted I could feel the warmth in his heart. You have my deepest sympathy."
- Bill Jenkinson

"As one of George's many nephews it is with great sadness that I write. As is mentioned in his obituary his smile was very infectious, and looking back there was never a time I did not see him smiling or "looking on the bright side" of things. I knew he was in the Army but never of his distinguished service which I thank him for. George, you will be sorely missed and I am a better person for having known you."
- Brendan Barth

"Every memory of George I have is a good one. I've always thought of him as a kind and positive person. Learning now of his distinguished service record I'll also remember him as a humble man. I know many will miss him. "
- Cara Shockley

"Gerri, George will be sadly missed by so many. He was such a friendly guy and always had a ready smile. He showed his incredible courage with his valiant battle with cancer. May warm loving memories bring you some measure of comfort in the days to come. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Rest in peace, George."
- Connie McLaughlin

"We want all of George's loved ones to know that they are in our thoughts, our hearts, and prayers. Our memories of George will always be a bright spot of our lives."
- Dave and Patti Fedje

"Going to miss him and his smile and all the advice he gave me over the years."
- David Wright

"Gerri, Our thoughts are with you and we are so sorry for your loss. We are always here for you if you need anything. Sending our love and prayers your way. "
- Everyone at Animal Hospital of Maple Valley

"George, these words were already used.... You have made me a better person. You made me think, and thank you for all your help. Knowing you was wonderful, you always wanted to do it right, period! Thanks Gary"
- Gary DuPuy

"I only met George during the last couple months of his life but I will remember his smile and cheerful demeanor under extremely trying circumstances. It also touched me when Gerri said "he has always taken care of me." Reading about his past and accomplishments, I can see he was an outstanding individual. Peace."
- Kris Bradner

"We are so sad for you Gerri, but so glad for the day we got to spend with the two of you. We so enjoyed George's company that day. Our thoughts and empathy are with you."
- Mike Ellen and Camille Pierce

"So grateful to have had Uncle George for the time we did. He will be with us always, and us him. And now he is shining in a new way, in Heaven."
- Nicole Voller

"So Grateful to have had Uncle George for the time we did. He will always be with us, and us him. And now he is shinning in a new way, in Heaven."
- Nicole Voller

"I think we are all richer for knowing George. He was a good friend, coworker and neighbor, I'm proud to say I knew him 22 years, I enjoyed car pooling with him for about 10 of those years. He will be missed!!! "
- Steven Duncan

"Sorry to hear of your loss Gerri. Let us know if you need anything!"
- Todd Roberts

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