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George Harvey Lausten

Born: Tue., Dec. 28, 1909
Died: Wed., Apr. 6, 2016

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sun., Apr. 10, 2016
Location: Knox Seventh Day Adventist Church

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George Harvey Lausten, 106 years old of Knox, In, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in Knox, Indiana.

He was born Tuesday, December 28, 1909 in Oswego, Kansas, Son of the late James Lausten and the late Edna(Borgeson) Lausten. In December 1931 George married Ester Carleton.

George's grade-school years were spent at a one-room schoolhouse at Bass Station after which he attended Indiana Academy in Cicero.  After graduation, George delivered ice door-to-door around Bass Lake in addition to helping his father on the farm. from 1941 through 1974, George worked first at an ammunition factory in Kingsbury, at Pullman railroad Co. in Michigan City, at Allis Chalmers in LaPorte and finally as a machinist at Sibley Machine & Foundry in South Bend for 24 years.  After retirement in 194, George dedicated his time to the fruit and vegetable business- wholesale and retail.  He sold his produce to many of the grocery stores in the area, as well as to the Culver Military Academy.  Unfortunately, during this time both his wife and son passed away.

Surviving are Daughter, Georgia Schellas , his son-in-law Jason Schellas, his grandaughter Sandra  Walker  and his grandson Steven Green and family and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ester Lausten, parents James and Edna Lausten, son Richard Lausten, brother Leroy Lausten and sisters Lorraine Lausten and Francis Thomas.

Services will be held at Knox Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 11 AM with Pastor Ernie Peckham officiating.

Interment will follow in the Round Lake Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

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Leroy and Kay Gudeman
   Posted Wed April 06, 2016
George was a wonderful man and we're so glad to have known him. We remember attending his 100th birthday party and enjoying a sermon he presented. Prayers for comfort and peace for his family. We know that we'll see him again one day.
With our deepest sympathy, Leroy and Kay Gudeman

Louise Rubbi williams
   Posted Fri April 08, 2016
My heartfelt thoughts are with the Lausten family
With fondest childhood memories many were the days
I spent at Laustens Bass Lake home in joyful play with
Georgia Mae, precious memories to last a lifetime of the
Wonderful kind Lausten family . With fond affection
louise Rubbi Williams

David Roberts
   Posted Fri July 08, 2016
George was like a grandfather to me and our families went to the same church in Knox, IN. I used to work for him on his farm in Bass Lake, IN. I will miss George and those "good old days". George, I will always love you as if you were my grandfather and hope we see each other again some day.

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