George was born in South Sioux City Nebraska on November 11th 1939, where he grew up.
He moved to Arizona in 1961 where he became a Crane Operator. In 1971 he became a member of Local 428 Operating Engineers Union and worked on many large projects in Arizona and California including Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant and Bank One Ball Park.
George was preceded to heaven by his parents, Lois and Ray Herfel; his son, Steven Herfel; and brothers, Donald Waddell and Jack Herfel. He is survived by his beloved son, Jesse Herfel; daughter, Lori Sorrells; and sisters, Janice Akins of Phoenix AZ, and Helen Koskovich of South Sioux City NE; along with 6 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with our family, George will be missed by many friends and neighbors whom he cherished.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 1:30 P.M at San Tan Memorial Gardens at Schnepf Farms, located at 22425 E Cloud Rd in Queen Creek AZ.
Reception to follow at the home of Jesse and Karen Herfel.