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In Memory of

George Skip Magowan

February 26, 1933 - September 4, 2011

Obituary


George H. Magowan was born on February 26, 1933, in Bloomfield, NJ to parents George and Hilda (Riggs) Magowan. On May 2, 1959, he was united in marriage to Elinor May in Morristown, NJ. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years, he then attended and graduated from the General Motors Institute and was employed by GM in Flint, MI from 1951- 1972 where he was in charge of the Buick Rivera Assembly Plant. He worked for PRF- Travco in Brown City, MI from 1972-1974. In 1974, he began working for Republic Steel in...

George H. Magowan was born on February 26, 1933, in Bloomfield, NJ to parents George and Hilda (Riggs) Magowan. On May 2, 1959, he was united in marriage to Elinor May in Morristown, NJ. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years, he then attended and graduated from the General Motors Institute and was employed by GM in Flint, MI from 1951- 1972 where he was in charge of the Buick Rivera Assembly Plant. He worked for PRF- Travco in Brown City, MI from 1972-1974. In 1974, he began working for Republic Steel in Youngstown, OH. Republic Steel purchased Mooney Aircraft, of which he was president of from 1975- 1977 and lived in Kerrville, TX. The family then moved back to Van Wert, OH where he continued to work for Republic Steel until 1982. From 1982-1984, he went into business for himself with his company, Insul Core. In 1984, he took employment with Ameriquip which took him to live in Lester Prairie, MN, Sioux Falls, SD, and Kiel, WI until his retirement in 2000 at which time he moved to Hayward. During retirement, Skip enjoyed and was very proud to work with J&E Manufacturing. While living in Van Wert, OH, Skip served on the Board of Directors for the Van Wert Hospital, was involved in Rotary and also the Elks. In 2005, Skip began wintering in Green Valley, AZ, where he split his time serving the Lions Clubs in Hayward and Green Valley. He enjoyed hunting, traveling, and fishing which took him on one of the the highlights of his life- a fishing trip to Alaska with his boys in 2005.

Skip died on Sunday, September 4, 2011, at the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital.

Skip is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elinor of Hayward, WI, sons: Jeff (Carrie) Magowan of Escanaba, MI, John Magowan of Hayward, WI, 4 grandchildren: Rachel, Morgan, and Daniel Magowan, Sarah Lopshire, daughter in law Karen Magowan Lautzenheiser, and many other family and friends.

Skip is preceded in death by his parents and one son George E. Magowan in 2006.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital attn: Chemotherapy Nurses, in George's name, at 11040N State Rd 77, Hayward, WI 54843, or to the Hayward Lions Club at PO Box 306, Hayward, WI 54843.