George R. Passenier

June 12, 1941November 6, 2018

George R. Passenier, age 77 of Muskegon, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Muskegon. George was very involved in Special Olympics over the years and Moka for 4 years. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Preceding him in death were his parents, George and Birdie Passenier; a brother Larry Passenier; and a sister Shirley Burk. He is survived by his siblings Norma Downs, Sharon (Alfred) Zerns, Charles (Sheila) Passenier, and Robin (Rick) Massey; many extended nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews; many extended family and friends.

A service to celebrate George’s life is planned for 2:00pm Friday, at Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, 1783 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon (PLEASE WEAR BRIGHT COLORS TO THE SERVICE). Pastor Terry Williams will officiate.

Visitation will be Friday from 1pm until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Life Circles (560 Seminole Rd, Muskegon, MI 49444,

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  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, November 9, 2018

George R. Passenier

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Carmen Fierro

November 8, 2018

I remember George growing up he was a lovely and kind human being.

Kathy Coon

November 8, 2018

To George's Family,
He will truly be missed to those who knew him...
George was a great friend to my brother Bill and others in our little community throughout the years.
We were all truly blessed to have known him. His biking up to Mr. Quick's to have coffee with the neighborhood folks, his many sports events with Special Olympics. George had a great sense of humor!!!

A Pleasure to have known Him!!!

RoseMary Spencer

November 8, 2018

he was a very kind guy
always smiling friendly happy go lucky kinda guy may he RIP

Joan Raap

November 7, 2018

Always a smile and a wave for everyone. I will treasure every one of those memories. Until we meet again my friend.

Renee Schwing

November 7, 2018

To know George is to love George! He always came into the restaurant in Wolf Lake when I worked there as a teen, always watching out for me even before my sister married into the Passenier family! He definitely was a great guy & will be sadly missed by many! RIP, fly free with your family George!

Alisha Hall

November 7, 2018

George was such a sweet guy, he cared about everyone and was quick with a warm smile. It was truly a blessing caring for him at LC. We will truly miss George and his smile and awesome tan. He was always tanner than us girls lol. RIP George. Love you.