George D “Boonie” Reynolds, 85, of West Salem, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Tomah VA Medical Center. George was born on November 2, 1934 and grew up in La Crosse. He joined the Air Force in 1951, serving his country for 20 years before retiring in 1971 and settling in Onalaska. While stationed in England, he met and married the love of his life, Barbara E. Newstead, in 1956. They remained married until her passing in 2004.
While in the service, George was trained in office machine repair, and was able to make a career with the skills he had gained. George was employed by J & L Office Supply and Emmons-Napp Office Products for many years before starting his own business, Reynolds Office Machine Repair, in the late 1980’s. George was a fair and honest businessman, and a loving family man.
He is survived by his sons Dwight (Sue) Reynolds and their children Daniel and Cassie Reynolds, and Edward Reynolds and his children Nena, Edward II, Amy (Jason Kalember) and Brandon Reynolds; as well as 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, parents Herbert and Nonie (Carter) Reynolds, brothers Raymond, Kenneth and Herbert (Leroy), sisters Virginia, Gladys, Hilda, Alma, Grace, Donna and Mary Bell, father and mother-in-law Harry and Elsie Newstead, daughter-in-law Raette Reynolds and granddaughter-in-law Gina Reynolds.
A Memorial Service, with Military Honors, will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday September 29, 2020 in the Veterans Field of Honor at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery, N1137 Bloomer Mill Rd, La Crosse, WI.