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Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM (Mountain).

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Philip, South Dakota

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

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In memory of

George Thomas Hart, Sr.

of Thornton, Colorado, formerly of Philip, died on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at his home in Thornton at the age of 93

George Thomas Hart was born March 22, 1926, in Philip, South Dakota, the son of George William and Mary Margaret (Hanson) Hart. He grew up and received his education in Philip. After his education, George entered the US Navy on October 28, 1944. He was honorable discharged on July 12, 1946, and returned to Philip.

George was united in marriage to Ella M. Fitch on November 22, 1949, in Huron, South Dakota, and to this union were born six children. After their marriage they moved to Philip where George owned Hart’s Construction, building various houses in town. He later owned and operated Hart’s Lumber Yard, until selling it in 1964.

He then moved to Seattle, Washington, where he worked construction for four years before moving to Denver, where he worked for Coors Brewing Company.

George was united in marriage to Barbara Brown on May 30, 1975. They made their home in Thornton, Colorado, all their married life. George continued to work at Coors until retiring in 1988.

George enjoyed fishing and camping, and working on cars, campers, or anything he could try and fix. He also enjoyed playing pool and cards.

Survivors include his wife Barb of Thornton, Colorado; one son Steven (Vickie) Hart of Arvada, Colorado; four daughters Linda (Keith) Kuchenbecker of Black Hawk, Pam (Jerry) Ingram of Philip, Cindy (Kent) O’Connell of Spooner, Wisconsin, and Susan (Jack) Heinz of Philip; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

George was preceded in death by a son George Thomas “Tom” Hart; his parents; three sisters Ruth “Eileen” Hoag, Mary Ankrum, and Margaret Jean Hart; and one brother Francis Hart.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.

Interment with military honors will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Philip, South Dakota

Father Tim Hoag
Father Gary Oreshoski

Marianne Frein - Pianist
Shelby Hanson - Vocalist
“On Eagles Wings”
“Shepherd Me O’ God”
“Amazing Grace”
“We Are The Light”
“Jesus Remember Me”

Rita O’Connell

Josie Rush - Tristen Rush

Billy O’Connell - Michael O’Connell - Richard Hart - Tony Hart
Josh Hart - TJ Hart - Garrett Kuchenbecker – Matt Heinz

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

  • We are sorry to hear about George. We have a lot of good memories of camping with them back in the 80s. We are sorry that we cannot get to the funeral. ~ Marion & Darlene Matt Philip (6/12/2019)
  • Thanks for serving ~ A VETERAN (6/9/2019)
  • Thinking of all of you folks. Hold onto the memories. Take care. ~ Les & Joann Pearson Philip, SD (6/3/2019)
  • Prayers for strength and peace ~ Helga Johnson Des Moines, IA (6/2/2019)
  • I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a very nice man. ~ Sharon Aberle Sturgis SD (6/2/2019)
  • Thinking of you and sending prayers ~ Linda Stilwell Kadoka (6/1/2019)
  • So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Our prayers and thoughts. ~ Ralph & Cathy Fiedler Sturgis, S.D. (6/1/2019)
  • Prayers for the family ~ Raynae Brooks Richburg Irvington, Alabama (6/1/2019)
  • May the many great memories of your dad be a blessing to you today. ~ Carol & Lawrence Sorrento (6/1/2019)
  • So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May the many good memories you have stay with you forever and bring comfort. ~ Karen Hanson Rapid City SD (5/31/2019)
  • So sorry for your loss..... ~ Ann Cvach Midland (5/31/2019)