He was born July 4, 1918 in Ardmore, IL, the son of Edward and Katherine (Willard) Golding. On December 26, 1946, George married Arlene Anderson in Oshkosh. He was a mechanic with the Waupaca County Highway Department for 37 years. He was a member of the Parfreyville United Methodist Church.
George is survived by his wife of 69 years, Arlene; children, Doug (Sue) Golding of Waupaca and Sherry (Keith) Timm of Manawa; eight grandchildren: Haley (Richard) Nelson, Travis (Jaki) Golding, Jessica Golding (special friend, Eric), Kari (Jeff) Morack, Rikki (Nate) Regan, Courtny (Chad) Dolphin, Whitney (Matt) Rohan, and Ashley (Luke) Gustafson; great-grandchildren: Rhett, Rhylee, Autumn, Jacob, Alyssa, Charlie, and Boden; and a sister, Helen Fenzel of Oshkosh. George is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce E. Golding; brother, Edward (Mable) Golding; and sisters, Dorothy (Ralph) Porter and Priscilla (Robert) Preusser.
The funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Maple Crest Funeral Home, with Brenda Hewitt officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Sheridan Cemetery, Town of Farmington, Wisconsin.