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January 26, 2020

11/30/2019 7:30:00 AM
George Thomas Maloney Jr.

George Thomas Maloney Jr. age 93, passed into a new world on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

He was born on May 7, 1926 to George and Kate Maloney Sr. He proudly served in the USMC during World War II and was severely wounded on Okinawa a couple of months before the war ended. He is the subject of the book "Letters from a Ground Pounder" written by Sonja Karlsen in 2010.

He lived most of his life in the Elcho, Post Lake and Rhinelander areas.

His father, mother, infant daughter Maureen, granddaughter Kim Norland, brother Don (Delores) Maloney, lifelong friend Bud Krueger, and beloved wife Gloria, whom he married on Jan. 25, 1947, preceded him in death.

He leaves behind four sons: Tom (Michelle), Dan, Shannon and Mike Maloney; grandchildren: Travis Maloney, Lindsey Maloney and Shawna Maloney; three great-grandchildren, Amber, Collin and Kaitlyn; nephew, Leroy (Jenny) Maloney and niece, Kathy Maloney. Also surviving are other relatives and friends.

Beside his love of the Marine Corps, George loved hunting, and fishing his entire life. For the past 41 years, he opened walleye season with his good buddy Guy Bradbury (now living in Upper Michigan). In October of 2016, he went duck hunting with sons Tom and Mike in North Dakota.

A great man from the greatest generation will be sorrowfully missed, but is happy now with the people whom he has missed.

He will be remembered for his saying, "I Tell it Like it Is!"

Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. Everyone is invited to light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, January 6, 2020
Article comment by: Kathy Underwood

I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy! May he rest in peace with your mom.

Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Article comment by: BILL HONRATH

So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. He was an amazing man. Tough as nails, a lot of fun to be around, and yes, he absolutely did "Tell it like it is".

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