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July 24, 1950 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old


George Howard “Big G” Millspaugh, 73, of Chicago formerly of DeKalb, Illinois, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

 He was born July 24, 1950, in Rockport, Texas, the son of Charles and Marjorie (Clausen) Millspaugh. George married the love of his life Jaqualine “Jackie” Knych on August 17, 1991.

 The family moved to DeKalb, Illinois and then Waterman where George began his music career. George was a member of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scout Troop 39. He graduated from Waterman High School, Class of 1968, and was one of the original students of Kishwaukee College in 1969. He moved to Aspen, Colorado to pursue his music career and then moved back to Chicago. George worked at O’Hare Airport for many years. George’s love of music started as a young boy with piano lessons then went on to learn guitar in high school. George was an accomplished musician and song writer and he played lead guitar and sang in many bands, playing across the country. He recorded three albums with The Pearl Handle Band and Big G and The Real Deal. George played in many festivals and he opened for many other bands including Van Halen, Santana, Merle Haggard and many more. Music was George’s life.

 He is survived by his brother, Robert B. (Sheri) Millspaugh of Waterman and his sisters, Mary (Robert) Coulter, of Oregon, Nancy (Reid) McAllister of Waterman; many nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his  wife, Jackie in 2017; his parents; nephews, Robert “Steve” Millspaugh and Benton A. Coulter.

 The Memorial Service will be held at  10 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 North Cedar Street.

 Visitation will be from  5 p.m. to  8 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2023, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.

 A celebration of life will be in Chicago in the spring.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Millspaugh Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

 For information, visit or call 815-756-1022.





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December 4, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Anderson Funeral Home
2011 South Fourth Street P.O. Box 605
Dekalb, IL 60115

Memorial Service
December 5, 2023

10:00 AM
Waterman Presbyterian Church
250 North Cedar Street
Waterman, IL 60556


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