George S. Kalagian, age 68, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, July 6, at his home. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, July 9, at 1:00 p.m., at Bement Cemetery in Bement, IL. Friends may call Tuesday, July 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to the family.
George Stephen, the son of George and Mildred Nadine (Hanson) Kalagian, was born July 3, 1946 in East St. Louis, Illinois. He grew up in East St. Louis, attended the local schools and graduated from the Catholic High School.
September 17, 1964 George and Donna Ann Williams were united in marriage. They enjoyed 44 years together before her passing on April 25, 2009.
George was a cab driver in East St. Louis, IL from 1960-1970’s, the worked for the TUMS Factory in St. Louis, Missouri. He later went back to college, trained in Water and Waste Management at SIUE in 1988. He worked for Heritage Environmental Services in Wood River, IL retiring in 1999.
George lived in Bement, Illinois from 2007 until 2013 when he moved to Greenville.
He is survived by his son Michael (Deana) Kalagian of Nashville, TN, daughters Hope S. Zidek of Greenville and Dawn (Virgil) Green of Greenville. Also surviving are his siblings; Gary (Carol) of St. Louis, MO, Doug (Beverly) of Moline, IL, Kevin (Dana) of Granite City, IL, Denise Kalagian of Moline, IL, Angela Green of Belleville, Traci Kleve of Sioux City, Nebraska and Lisa (Bob) Prenatt of Avon, Indiana. Loving grandfather of 4; Kyle, Ryan Sophia and Nicole, great-grandfather of Harper, Jaden and Treyvon.
George was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna, sister Michelle and brother Denny.