George Soles, 92, of Millboro, SD passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at his home in Millboro, SD. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Winner, SD. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 6-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the First Christian Church in Winner, SD. Funeral Services will be live-streamed through the Mason Funeral Home Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mason-Funeral-Home-Cremation-Services-107313317901842
George Soles went to be with the Lord and his family on July 15, 2021 in his home at the age of 92 years old.
George Alfred Soles was born Aug. 19, 1928 at the home place four miles south of Millboro. He was one of 14 children born to Dottie (McCloughan) Soles and William Soles.
George attended grade school at Loss Creek and high school for one year at Millboro and for one year at Beaver Creek.
He married Mavis McClanahan on Aug. 25, 1949. Together they had two sons Jody in 1956 and Russ in 1961.
He previously worked as a ranch hand for different ranch owners. After marrying Mavis, he worked in Winner at West Side filling station, then later at the Farmers Coop. George then worked in St. Francis for two years before serving in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany during 1952-1954. After that he went back to St. Francis as ranch hand for three more years before purchasing the home place in 1957, living there until his death.
George was a life member of both Colome Legion and V.F.W. in Winner. He served on the Township Board for years and was a member of the U.C.C. Church at Millboro, serving many jobs.
He is survived by his son Jody and son and daughter-in-law Russ and Shawn (Vergin) and four grandchildren- Kelsey, Whitney, Logan, and Lesley (fiancé Gene Rygaard), and three great grandchildren- Jocelyn and Jemma (Whitney) and Adelyn (Logan), three sisters- Helen, Ellen, and Mary, and his companion Babe Haskell.
He is preceded in death by his devoted wife of 55 years Mavis, his parents- William and Dottie, his 5 brothers- Woodrow, Frank, Louis, Harold, and Johnnie, and his 5 sisters- Velma, Nellie, Ines, Pearl, and Ann.
George enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, helping his neighbors, playing cards, and always fixing something to make tasks easier.