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George N. Motsegood

November 22, 1948 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

George Motsegood Obituary

George N. Motsegood passed away January 27, 2024, at Bickford Senior Living, Champaign.  He was born October 22, 1948, at Granite City, the son of George and Dorothy (Wickham) Motsegood.  He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of White Heath and two sons and their spouses, Perry Nelson and Jennifer Lynn (Stoddard) Motsegood of Sammamish, Washington, Henry George and Karen Elizabeth (Tackitt) Motsegood of Monticello, Illinois.  Six grandchildren Jack Henry Motsegood, Jake Michael Motsegood, Luke William Motsegood, Aleksander Nelson Motsegood, Natalia Lynn Motsegood, Anya Marie Motsegood.

George received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He retired from Illinois Power, Clinton Power Station, NSED, after many years of dedicated service. His hobbies included hunting, traveling, playing the guitar, gardening, and his projects around the house.

George is preceded in death by his parents George and Dorothy (Wickham) Motsegood; Grandparents Stella (Ramsey) Wickham, Belvia Wickham, Eromoly and Olympia Motsegood.

Memorial Mass will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday February 17 at Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 208 W. University Ave, Champaign, with a reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church.  Fr. Fred Robinson will officiate.  Burial will be at Fairclough Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.

  Contributions may be offered to the Alzheimer’s Association or Missouri University of Science & Technology and indicate:  Missouri S&T – In memory of George Motsegood for the Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Fund #500330.

Missouri S&T

Advancement Services Department

1100 North Pine Street

Rolla, MO  65409

Or to the Missouri S&T Website –, click on “Give Now”  and complete the name, address information,  then click “Other” and type in-- In memory of George Motsegood for the Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Fund #500330.

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