George D. Youtzy , age 95, of Quincy, died Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 5:18 am in the Good Samaritan Home.
George was born December 31, 1923 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of George A. and Stella Quaas Youtzy. He married Frances 'Fran' Schilling on December 17, 1964 in Aurora, IL She survives.
George received his education in the public schools in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1942. He began college at Iowa State University, but was called home to enter the draft in the U.S. Army. He did not go into the service until March, 1947. He married Dorene Delong in 1946. This union ended in divorce in 1963.
George was employed by Colonial Packing Company until 1951 when he reentered college at Cornell in Mt. Vernon, IA. He was a ministerial student serving the Methodist Church in Iowa, graduating in 1955. He attended Dubuque Theological Seminary, graduating in 1960 with a Degree in Ministry. In 1955 he was appointed to serve the Methodist Church in Colesburg, IA, and upon graduation in 1960 he was appointed to serve the Plainfield, IA Methodist Church. In 1962 he was appointed to serve as fund raiser and development officer for Hillcrest Family Service in Dubuque, IA.
Following his marriage to Fran in 1964, the Youtzys moved to Quincy in 1966 to serve as Assistant to the President of Chaddock Home for Youth. He served in that role until his retirement in 1983.
George was a member of the Illinois River Conference of the United Methodist Church. He had been a member of the Quincy Breakfast Optimist Club and served two terms as president of the Noon Optimist Club which has recognized as an 'Honor Club' during his administration. He also served two terms as Lieutenant Governor. Since his retirement, he and his wife have been active at Vermont Street United Methodist Church.
Survivors in addition to his wife Frances include a step-son, Thomas (Rita) Berling of Richardson, TX, a step-daughter, Judith Berling of Berkeley, CA, two grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
George was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Earl Youtzy and two sisters, Leah Zugschwerdt and Helen White.
Services: 11:00 am Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Vermont Street United Methodist Church in Quincy with Rev Patty Johansen and Rev. Josh Vahle officiating.
Visitation: 10:00 am Wednesday at Vermont Street United Methodist Church until time of services at 11:00 am.
Memorials: Vermont Street United Methodist Church or Chaddock Foundation
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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Fran and Family!
My thoughts and prayers are with you! I have such good memories from working many years with George, sharing meals together, and much more! Memories will keep him close!
Dear Fran, Great to know fine people like George Youtzy and you. We honor his amazing life and treasure the times we talked with him.
We send sincere condolences, best wishes and God’s Blessings.
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