George P. Pheneger, 63, Burlington, died unexpectedly, Jan. 2 2013. He was born in Mattoon, Ill., on Oct. 11, 1949. He married his loving wife, Sue Ann (Morgan) Pheneger at Burlington United Methodist Church on July 27, 1975.

He loved collie dogs and was a breeder and member of the Collie Club of America. He also enjoyed gardening at his home in Burlington. He had such a caring and loving heart for others and spent time helping other and ringing the Salvation Army bell for donations during the holidays. Those closest to George knew him as Red, which was the nickname given to him when he fell asleep in the sun on a family vacation.

Survivors include his brother, Chuck (Donna) Pheneger as well as other relatives and friends.

George worked for Chrysler Motor Car Company for 21 years.