George D. Wilson


George Douglas Wilson Jr., age 75, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on April 3, 2017 at Chateau Village in Willowbrook. Proud veteran of the United States Navy, Submarine Services, during the Vietnam era. Born December 13, 1941 in Chicago, Il to George Sr. and Myrtle Wilson; beloved father of Jorie Wilson and the late Ryan Douglas; deeply devoted to his grandson Ryan Riha; dearest brother of William (Wendy) Wilson and Pam Dobczyk; fond uncle of nieces and nephews. George was captain of the LaGrange Fire Dept. from 1971 to 1992. He enjoyed golfing and fishing with his family and loved to travel to Arizona in his RV. Funeral Services Saturday, April 8, at Noon at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont, IL 60559. Visitation at the funeral home from 10 A.M. till time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to National Fallen Firefighters Foundation P.O. Box Drawer 498 Emmitsburg MD 21727 or e-mail to Info 630-852-8000 or


  1. Joseph Marinek

    I worked with George for 20 years with the La Grange fire department. As an officer, George could be best described as “firm but fair” . I learned a lot from him and he always admitted his shortcomings. He was always willing to help others achieve their goals.
    He was a credit to the department and to the fire service.

  2. Bill Bryzgalski

    Over the years we had great times, at the firehouse, fishing trips and working together on our days off. I learned from you as you from me. I will always cherish our friendship and you will always be in my memories. Thank you for our friendship and being part of my family. We will miss you.

    Your friend
    Bill Bryzgalski and Family
    Retired LGFD

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