Michele Anne (Krout) George

BRIDGE CITY, Texas – Michele Anne (Krout) George passed away May 8, 2013, in Texas, surrounded by beloved family members.

Born in Escanaba on Aug. 23, 1949, to John “Jack” and Ruth Krout, Michele spent her childhood in Gladstone where she attended All Saints Catholic School and graduated from Gladstone High School.

She attended Michigan State University and later graduated from Lamar University with a degree in education.

Michele married the late Larry George on June 14, 1969, in Lansing, Mich.

Michele raised her family in Bridge City, Texas, where she spent 23 years as an educator at Bridge City Jr. High School. Following her retirement from BCISD, she became the Director of Elementary Religious Education at St. Henry Catholic Church, where she taught religious education and also served on the parish board.

Michele is preceded in death by the father of her children, Larry George; her father, John Krout; and granddaughter, Meagan Watkins.

Those left to cherish her memory are son, Michael and wife, Missy; granddaughters, Kathryn and Kara of Mont Belvieu, Texas; daughter, Andrea Watkins and husband Jerome; grandsons, Jeromy, Jerrod and Matthew of Orangefield, Texas; and daughter, Ryann Dinger and husband Tim; grandchildren, Brynn, Mia and Logan of Bridge City.

Other survivors are her mother, Ruth Krout of Flushing, Mich.; sister, Joan Aue of Owosso, Mich., brother, John (Nancy) of Holland, Mich.; sister, Barbara (Scott) DePree of Lapeer, Mich.; and sister, Isabel (Mike) of Flushing, Mich., numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was held on Saturday, May 11. Internment of her ashes will take place at Fernwood Cemetery sometime this summer.