George J. Venus Jr., 84
Feb. 1, 1934 -- Jan 19, 2019

George J. Venus Jr., 84, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in his home in West Bend surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 1, 1934, in Milwaukee to George Sr. and Margaret (nee Peak) Venus.

He was a man who loved to tell jokes and laughed the hardest at his own jokes. George was a man of integrity and a devout Catholic. He loved his family, his grandchildren dearly and his great-grandchildren were special to him. Up north was special and he was peaceful there. He loved hunting, fishing and he used to snowmobile.

George is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Nancy (nee Nielsen); children, Larry (Jackie), Tom (Mary), Jeff (Kelly), Rick (Dianna) and Jackie (Calvin) Mages; daughter-in-law, Linda Venus; grandchildren, Sarah (Irv) Hoff, Anthony (Tammy) Venus, Tracy (Ryan) Halter, Danielle Venus, Tiffany (Andrew) Gullickson, Troy (Brittany) Venus, Jessica Venus, Tim (Emily) Venus, Alex Mages, Cole Venus and Noah Mages; and seven great-grandchildren. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. George is preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law, Lawrence (Jean) Nielsen; and his son, Michael.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 25, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095) from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend, WI 53095). Private interment will be at a later date at Holy Angels Cemetery.

A special thank you to the staff of Horizon Homecare and Hospice.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or