George Lee Sanson

Dec. 30, 1944-March 23, 2024


George Lee Sanson, 79, of rural Veedersburg passed away at 6:59 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2024, in Franciscan Health Lafayette East, following a period of failing health.

George was born Dec. 30, 1944, 30 minutes after his twin sister Lillian to the late William and Audrey Moore Sanson. He enjoyed the past 40 years of his life with his life companion, Wilma “Butterfly” Krug on her rural Fountain County farm.

George was a 1963 graduate of Jefferson High School in Lafayette. He served with the Indiana National Guard and retired after 30 years as a pipe fitter with Eli Lilly & Co. After his career at Lilly’s, he was employed 10 years at Rea Magnet Wire in Lafayette. George was a member of the Newtown Community Church where he served on the board of trustees. He was up for any task at the church and worked quietly behind the scenes not seeking praise.

With Wilma in his life, he accepted her children and eventual grandchildren as his own. He cherished special moments with them as they grew. They were the highlight of his life. George was an accomplished bowler, enjoyed motorcycles and traveling the country with Wilma. He was very content living in the countryside and enjoying a country lifestyle. He was a member of American Legion Post #11 in Lafayette and the NRA.

Surviving, along with his companion Wilma, are her children who he accepted as his own: Karin (Timothy) Loose of Battle Ground, Washington, Kevin (Cheri) Krug of rural Wingate and Scott (Kelly) Krug of rural Veedersburg; grandchildren, Clint Krug, Makayla Loose, Kameran Krug, Karoline Loose and Kody Krug; nephew Ty (Allison) Phillips of Lebanon; and nieces, Cindy (Craig) Curtis of Chicago and Misti (Brian) James of Austin, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and twin sister Lillian Sanson Phillips and her husband Frederick Phillips.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 1, with funeral services following at 1 p.m. at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Pastor Mike Parks will officiate and George’s best friend and former boss Ron Tull will share some memories. Burial will follow in Newtown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Newtown Community Church or Newtown Cemetery.

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