Obit: Gorbet, George LaVern (1928 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Gorbet, North, Capaul, Anderson, Conradson, Conant, Pace 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 10, 2010 

Gorbet, George LaVern (28 May 1928 - 8 March 2010) With Flag  

George Gorbet, 81, of Neillsville died Monday, March 8, 2010, at his home. 

George LaVern Gorbet was born May 28, 1928, in Warrens, the son of Ray and Clara (North) Gorbet. George married Mary E. Capaul at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tomah July 6, 1949.  They bought a house in Sturtevant.  George was a welder at Massey Harris Company in Racine.  He was drafted into the United States Army in 1952 and receive basic training at Fort Chaffee, AR.  He attended wheeled-vehicle mechanics schools at Fort Chaffee, AR, and at Fort Sill, OK.  Then he was sent to Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany, and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion of the 6th Armored Calvary as tank recovery mechanic and welder.  In 1954, he was discharged and returned to Sturtevant and back to Massey Harris and then to Hough Company in Libertyville, IL.   

IN 1960, they moved to a farm south of Neillsville, and lived there for 25 years, then moved to their present home on Oak Street.  George owned Agri-Supply and Distributing for several years and also worked as an insurance salesperson.  George was also a member of the Neillsville American Legion Post 73.  In his spare time George loved woodworking, gardening and traveling. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, George R. Gorbet of West Allis and Gerald (Sally) Gorbet of Neillsville; two grandchildren, Shawna Anderson and Greggory R. Gorbet; and a sister, Lois (Kenneth) Conradson of Janesville. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Conant; a brother, Leonard; and his parents. 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for George will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville.  The Celebrant will be Fr. Woodrow H. Pace.  Military honors will be accorded by the Neillsville Veteran’s Council.  Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. 

Online condolences may be made at  

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting George’s family with funeral arrangements.



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