CAMBRIDGE -- George A. Mousel, 91, died Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2004) at Cambridge Manor in Cambridge.
He was born Feb. 22, 1912, to Henry L. and Mabel (Welty) Mousel on the Mousel Ranch in Frontier County, near Cambridge. He grew up in Cambridge where he attended grade school. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1931. He attended the University of Nebraska where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
On April 3, 1942, he married Opal Belle Gainbes. The couple lived on the Mousel Hereford Ranch until retirement when they moved to Cambridge. He was a farmer and rancher.
He was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He was active in the community for many years. He was an original member of the Twin Valley Rural Electric Board, serving over 38 years. He served as chairman on the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Board for over 30 years. He was also a member of the McCook Elks Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Opal Dec. 18, 2003; three brothers, Ashur, Charles and Paul; three sisters, Ruth Ryan, Lucille Haas and Madeline Coder.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian burial is Saturday, 2 p.m., at St. John's Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Barnhill officiating. Inurnment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge.
The rosary will be recited on Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at the church.
Memorials may be given in his name to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. John's Catholic Church.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.