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In Memory of

George Joseph Yentzen

November 2, 1922 - March 30, 2015

Obituary


George Joseph Yentzen, 92, passed away Monday evening in his home in Grand Prairie, Texas. He was born in Nederland, Texas on November 2, 1922 as the youngest child to the late George and Louisette Yentzen. He had two older brothers and two older sisters who predeceased him. The Yentzens were a prominent baking family in Nederland. He met the love of his life, Maurene Houston, in first grade and they were happily married for 71 years. They had one cherished son, Edward, who passed away in 2008.

As a young man, George...

George Joseph Yentzen, 92, passed away Monday evening in his home in Grand Prairie, Texas. He was born in Nederland, Texas on November 2, 1922 as the youngest child to the late George and Louisette Yentzen. He had two older brothers and two older sisters who predeceased him. The Yentzens were a prominent baking family in Nederland. He met the love of his life, Maurene Houston, in first grade and they were happily married for 71 years. They had one cherished son, Edward, who passed away in 2008.

As a young man, George was a distinguished Eagle Scout. He also competed in a local Beaumont boxing league and continued to box in the Army. George was a veteran of World War II and was stationed in England for three years as a part of the then Air Force branch of the Army.

After World War II, he earned his associates degree in welding engineering at Le Tourneau Tech. He moved to Grand Prairie in 1949 and went to work for Chance Vought (later LTV) as a welder. George retired from his final position of tooling superintendent after working there for 38 years.

George was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church as well as a part of the church's Silver Leaves group.

George is survived by his beloved wife, Maurene, his daughter-in-law, Cynthia Yentzen, many nieces and nephews, including, Linda Kennedy, Larry White, Lance White, Lew White, Jack Miles, Jane Crippen, Buddy Yentzen, Mike Yentzen, Patty Yentzen, Jane Hall and her twin sister, Jean, as well as numerous great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

George was the epitome of a gentleman with a kind soul, a caring nature and a warm heart. His marriage to Maurene was a great example of true love. He was dearly loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Visitation: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Prairie, TX.

Funeral Service: 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Prairie, TX.

Committal Service: 9:30 am, Friday, April 3, 2015 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas,TX.