George Gerne, a resident of Lakeport, Calif., previously of Napa, passed away Aug. 11, 2012.
George lived in this area since 1937, attended Pacific Union College and Mortuary College of San Francisco.
He married Virginia Ritz and had three children, Lynette, Ronald and Chris.
George built many houses, worked as a mortician a number of years, owned Hinkie & Gerne Building Supply, then returned to his real life's love, interior design, owning Gerne Interiors of Napa.
After the loss of Virginia, his wife of 60 years, he married Norma Burton of Lakeport and spent his remaining years in Lakeport.
A private crypt interment was at St. Helena Cemetery.
A memorial will be at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1920 Finnell Road, Yountville, Calif.
For further information contact Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611.