George Warren Eidson

George Warren Eidson, age 88, of Tecumseh, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Hospice of Lenawee Home. He was born July 5, 1932 in Chicago, Ill., the son of the late Harry Beauregard and Marion (Strom) Eidson. In 1945, his family moved to rural Colfax, Ill., to farm.  He called Colfax home. On June 12, 1955 George married Marjorie Ann Reinhart and she preceded him in death on March 9, 2014.

George received degrees from Illinois State University, the University of Kansas, Wayne State University, and Eastern Michigan University, where he earned a Specialist (Sp.Ed.) degree in education.

George retired as the assistant superintendent of special education at LISD’s Porter Center in 1989 after 25 years of service. He had a passion for serving and supporting underrepresented people, especially those with special needs. George was an active member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tecumseh since 1966. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club for more than 50 years. George was a former board member of Herrick Hospital, and a very proud member of the Tecumseh Club. George loved to go fishing every chance he could, cherishing fishing trips with friends and family. He was a self-published author and music lover. George never met a stranger and had an ability to make everyone who knew him feel special. He was curious, eager to learn, and his love of people both young and old was genuine and sincere.

George is survived by daughter, Rebecca (David) Luethy of Chesterfield, Mo.; son Andrew (Julie) Eidson of Green Oaks, Ill.; grandchildren, Claire (Robert) Foehrkolb of Austin Texas, Elise Eidson of Chicago, Ill., Samuel Luethy of Philadelphia, Pa. and Christa Eidson of Chicago, Ill.; and one great-granddaughter, Grace Foehrkolb of Austin, Texas. In addition to his parents and wife Marge, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis L. Eidson.

A Celebration of Life for George will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tecumseh at a later date after COVID restrictions are eased a bit: the family will post details of the event on George’s Caring Bridge website as soon as details are known. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or Share the Warmth of Lenawee.  Arrangements are under the care of the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be offered to the family at handlerfuneralhomes.com.
 

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