George A. Lagerstam, 83 of Pecatonica, IL died at 2:09 am Friday December 9, 2016 in Generations at Neighbors in Byron after a lengthy illness. \r\n\r\nHe was born April 22, 1933 in Pecatonica, IL the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert and Anna (Baal) Lagerstam. George attended Pecatonica Schools. He married Doris Kuhlmeyer in 1957. She passed away in February of 1968. He then married Mary Ottenhausen in Pecatoncia, IL on July 22, 1972. George was employed as a millwright by Sundstrand Aviation for over 40 years. He is a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Air Force. Member of First Lutheran Church and also served on various councils and committees. \r\n\r\nSurvivors include wife Mary of Pecatonica, IL; daughters Elizabeth (David) Standley of Byron, IL, Mary (Jeffery) Saxby of Pecatonica, IL, Dorene Lagerstam of Freeport, IL; son Gregory Lagerstam of Brownsville, TX; grandchildren Doria Whitehead, Jamie Groeling, Rachel Standley, Coralyn Saxby; great grandchildren Paige and Lily Whitehead; brother Ivan Lagerstam of Circleville, OH; numerous nieces and nephews. \r\n\r\nPredeceased by parents, brother John Lagerstam, sister Alice Lapp. \r\n\r\nA celebration of life will be held at 6:00 pm Wednesday December 21, 2016 in First Lutheran Church 218 East 6th Street Pecatonica, IL with Pastor Nord Swantsrom officiating. \r\n\r\nPer George’s wishes a private graveside ceremony will be held at Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery in Pecatoncia, IL.