George Ashford "Sandy" Housman Jr.

George Ashford "Sandy" Housman Jr. of Port Washington found eternal peace on Saturday morning, Feb. 25, 2006 at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon at the age of 53. A celebration of his life was held on March 4 at Willie’s Lakefront Lanes in Port Washington. Although George had been in failing health, his death was unexpected. Poole Funeral Home in Port Washington served the family.

George was born on May 5, 1952 in Connersville, Ind., one of five sons of George Ashford "Big Sandy" and Ila Rebecca (nee Wahn) Housman. Raised in the Connersville area, he graduated from Fayette Central High School and Whitewater Valley Vocational School. For many years, George was employed by Advanced Manufacturing Technologies in Grafton as a machinist. Most recently he did custodial work for the Van Ells-Schanen American Legion Post 82 bar in Port Washington.

George enjoyed playing classic rock on his guitar, fishing, spending time outdoors and talking to his many friends.

George is survived by his son George Ashford (Heather Reis) Housman III of Saukville; brothers Norman (Sharon) Housman of Connersville, Ind. and Stanley (Brenda) Housman of Connersville, Ind. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

George was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers Larry Gene and Paul Ray Housman.

Memorials are appreciated. For online condolences, please visit www.poolefh.com.