George Breen, 84, of Nevada, Mo., the son of Frank and Elizabeth Weber Breen, was born May 29, 1919, in Armour, S.D., and died March 3, 2004, at Christian Health Care in Nevada.
Mr. Breen was a graduate of Armour High School in 1937. After entering the U.S. Army in 1942 he was sent to Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., where he served until 1944 during the time the Italian Prisoners of War were at Camp Clark.
Mr. Breen was united in marriage to the former Norma Norris on June 10, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kan. After leaving Camp Clark, he was sent to Fitzsimmons Hospital in Aurora, Colo., where he was trained to be a surgical technician. After serving in the Phillippines and Japan he returned to Nevada in 1946 where he began his career as a carpenter and home builder. He was a wood carver and was recently awarded a lifetime membership in the Tri-County Whittlers and Wood Carvers. Mr. Breen was a member of the United Methodist Church in Nevada.
Survivors include his wife Norma of the home; two sons, Doug and his wife Loretta, of Dunkirk, Md., and Jerry and his wife, Mary Kay, of Charlottesville, Va.; five grandchildren, and one great-grandson; two sisters, Emily Undergraves, of Bakersfield, Calif., and Colleen Reienes, of Omak, Wash.; and one brother, Gerald, of Rapid City, S.D. Mr. Breen was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Memorial services will be Saturday, March 6, 2004, at 10:30 a.m., at Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Nevada, with Pastor Ralph Clark officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Newton Burial Park, Nevada, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Nevada in care of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Box 894, Nevada, MO 64772.