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George Worden

March 31, 1935 - August 12, 2017
Muskegon, MI


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George L. Worden, age 82 passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017. He was born on March 31, 1935, in Frankenmuth, Michigan, the oldest son of George and Clara (Riess) Worden. He attended St. Lorenz Lutheran School, Frankenmuth High School, and graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1953. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1957. He married Janis Sofge of Eldorado, Texas in 1958. They had two sons, George II and David. In 1994 he married Doris Baughman. In the late fifties and early sixties George worked as a geophysical field party engineer for a major oil company. Later he became a high school mathematics teacher and Cross Country Coach and then became a staff member of the Michigan Education Association which he served for 23 years. He retired in 1994. He spent his retirement years traveling with Doris, keeping busy as an active member of the West Michigan Chapter of MEA-Retired. One of his many hobbies was writing stories and poems, some of which were published. George was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.


Wife, Doris; son, George (Aleta) Worden II of Texas, David (Amanda) Worden of Missouri; step-children, Debra Rachael Gill of Muskegon, Daniel (Polly) Doctor of Muskegon; grandchildren, Michael of Texas, Nicholas and Amber of Lees Summit, Missouri, Jennifer (Corey) Lallo and Daniel (Stephanie) Doctor Jr.; 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Lois Ann Zolton of Saginaw; brother, Ralph (Marie) Worden of Frankenmuth; sister-in-law, Barbara Worden; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents George and Clara; brother, Harold; brother-in-law, Ron Zolton, sisters-in-law, Rosemary Worden and Lorraine Selin.


A private memorial service for family members only will be held at Clock Funeral Home. Memorial: St. Marks Lutheran Church building fund or a charity of your choice.