Our beloved George went home to be with God on Saturday October 10, 2020 in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Born in Milan, New Mexico in 1962, he attended Grants High School. He served In the Army and was a HVAC and pipefitter by trade. He moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin in the late 1980s then shortly after to Minnesota where he met his wife Karen. George was an avid archery deer hunter, angler, and ice angler with Capable Partners (Well-known and respected Twin Cities based non-profit organization of sport persons whose mission is to volunteer their time and talents to provide hunting, fishing, and related opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities). He volunteered in Capable Partners as a lead archer for deer hunting and as a captain in the pontoon boat program. He worked hard to improve the hunting opportunities for other disabled deer hunters in the Minnesota Valley. George was so grateful for Capable Partners saying, “Capable Partners saved my life by giving me a positive activity to look forward to.”
George volunteered for the Minnesota Valley Wildlife refuge for many years. His kindness and generosity affected many, giving time, money, clothing, and personal goods to those in need. Always thinking of others first.
His gratitude for the Bloomington Police Department did not go unnoticed. He would sit and “talk shop” with them anytime he saw them. Sharing stories of his life in the military and his police officer family.
George is survived by his loving wife of 20 years: Karen Griffin-Peters; daughter: Ashlie Peters-Litke (husband Trevor); grandchildren: Alysia, Brianna, Zeke, Porter, Ashor and Mili; Special Grandson: “Hito” Giovani; six stepchildren; six step-grandchildren; mother: Ernestine Roach; stepfather: Michael Roach; grandmother: Susie Otero; Sisters: Susan Roberts, Elizabeth Roach (wife Anne); many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and amazing friends.
Due to COVID19 and travel restrictions there will be no services at this time. Please visit Gill Brothers Funeral Services at http s ://www. gillbrothers.com/ for online memorial.