George J. Lape


DIXON — George J. Lape, 68, of Dixon, died Thursday Feb. 20, 2020 at OSF St Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He was born Nov. 22, 1951 in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Robert B. and Olive F. (Karlson) Lape Sr.

George was a LaSalle County Sheriff’s Deputy and then worked at Rochelle Foods prior to his retirement. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving from 1971 to 1974.

He married Linda Bryant July 9, 1970 in Marion, Ky. She preceded him in death Dec. 15, 2004.

George is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Kevin) Anderson, of Amboy, Heather (Jake) Hilton, of Durand; grandchildren, Jeffery and Justin Walls, and Brody and Aurora Hilton; two sisters, Tina (Paul) Fitzgerald, of Mendota, Nellie (Harold) Collier, of Lisle; three brothers, Bob Lape of Tecumseh, Mich., Rich Lape, of Aurora, and Karl Lape, of Lisle. He is also survived by his Life Partner Marilyn McElroy, of Dixon.

A celebration of life will be held from 1 – 5 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at the old NAPA building, 399 N Metcalf in Amboy.

Arrangements by the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. 

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