George Hontz, 76

George Lewis Hontz, 76, of Ligonier, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, with his family by his side. He was born on Dec. 24, 1936 in Warsaw, to Ralph and Lillie (Tom) Hontz. He married Linda Murphy June 10, 1972.Surviving relatives include his wife, Linda of Ligonier; son, Terry (Donna) Hontz of Ligonier; sister, Darlene (Sonny) Myers of Columbia City and a grandpuppy, Ace, whom he loved very much. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lillie Hontz; two brothers, Curtis and Tom Hontz and his grandparents. Mr. Hontz worked at Georman McDonald for eight years and Lyon & Greenleaf (now Star of the West Flour Mill) for 36 years. He was also employed at Owen’s Super Market for 6 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and travelling. He had a wonderful sense of humor. You knew George loved you if he picked on you.A funeral service in his honor will be Thursday at Ligonier Evangelical Church at 10 a.m. Pastors John Lutton and Troy Diersing will officiate. The burial will be in Thorn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Wednesday at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767. Friends may also call one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.Memorial contributions may be given to Ligonier Evangelical Church 1911 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767 or to the family c/o Yeager Funeral Home.Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at