George B. Mayer, 87
March 2, 1929 — March 24, 2016

George B. MayerGeorge B. Mayer of Grafton, formerly of Shorewood, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2016, at Trinity Village in Milwaukee at the age of 87 years.

George was born in Sheboygan on March 2, 1929, to George J. and Rose (nee Hiebing) Mayer and married Marie (nee Herman) on Aug. 30, 1952, in Sheboygan.

George was born and raised in Sheboygan. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post in Sheboygan before moving to Shorewood. He loved golfing, fishing and bowling, but most of all, his love was his family and his grandchildren and being active in his children’s and grandchildren’s love for sports, always being available to take them and watch them partake in their sporting activities.

George is survived by his wife, Marie, of Milwaukee; children, Philip (Diane) Mayer of Ironton, Minn., Gary (Lynn) Mayer of Glendale, Cindy (Daniel) Grunst of Milwaukee and Kathryn (William) Hirschinger of Grafton; grandchildren, Brian Hirschinger, Lauren (fiancé Aaron Lorge) Hirschinger, Kevin Hirschinger, Colin (Anna) Mayer, Justin Mayer, Theresa (John) Backowski, Jason (Valerie) Levin, Matthew Mayer, Robert Mayer, Benjamin (Maggie) Grunst, Andrew (Bridget) Grunst, Michael Grunst and James (Audrey) Grunst.

He was preceded in death by grandchildren Ryan Mayer and Stephen Mayer. George is further survived by 11 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Funeral rite with communion will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1619 Washington St., Grafton. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory of Grafton assisted the family with arrangements.