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George E. Rion, age 66, of Webster, formerly of Bloomingdale, Illinois, beloved husband of Pamela (nee Heverly); devoted father of Christopher (Michele), Elizabeth (Calvin), and Timothy; loving grandfather of Christopher Jr., Nicholas, and Blaine; adored son of the late Robert and Rose Rion; dear brother of the late Robert, the late Cheryl, Patricia, and Mary; dear son- in- law of the late Earl D. Heverly and Virginia Miles; cherished brother- in- law of Earl, Laurel, Cheryl, Bruce, Mark, John, and Peter; dear nephew of Harvey Rion; and dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

George was best known as President of G.R. Grading from 1978-2001. George was a true craftsman, a woodworker who created many cherished family heirlooms. He had a great passion for fishing and was known as “Giant Killer George” by his friends in the Musky Marauders. After retiring, George teamed up with his best friend, John Ferguson, and together they fished professionally for several years. A visitation will be held on Friday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels 450 W. Lake St. Roselle, Illinois. 60172 (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Rd.). The Funeral Service will begin at 8:00 p.m. For more information call 630-889-1700 or visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marklund at or to the American Cancer Society at