George Leonard Bishop, III (Skip)


George Leonard Bishop, III was the son of Barbara Lou (McKee) and George Leonard Bishop, Jr. He was born on May 23, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from high school in Missouri in 1975 and soon began his working career with the railroad. He retired from Union Pacific in June of 2017. “Skip” and Karen J. Newendorp met in 1980 and began sharing their lives together until she passed away on October 25, 2012, at the age of 59 years. “Skip” was 60 years of age at the time of his death on November 22, 2017. He is survived by his father, George Leonard Bishop of Des Moines, Iowa; his sister, April and her husband, Larry Baldwin of New Virginia, Iowa, a brother Brian Bishop and his wife, Meredith, of Des Moines, Iowa; along with extended family. “Skip” was preceded in death by his wife, Karen; his mother, Barbara Bishop; and a brother, Charles Bishop. Inurnment will be made in the Porter Grove Cemetery in Marion County, Iowa. Memorial contributions in his memory may be given to Hospice of Pella.

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