INTERLOCHEN — George William Lobdell, 88, of Interlochen, died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City. He was born on Sept. 4, 1925, in Bethel, the son of Herbert and Elizabeth (Knouse) Lobdell.
George was a U.S. Army Veteran. He served his country honorably as a combat infantryman and postal clerk during World War II. During his service, George earned several citations and medals, including the Combat Infantry European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the 11th Infantry Victory Medal.