George Nathan Iverson, 60, a lifelong resident of Gig Harbor, Washington, went to our Lord and Savior unexpectedly and suddenly while at St. Anthony’s Hospital on March 9, 2023. His wife, Joanne and daughter, Chloe were at his bedside before he passed. Memorial service for George will be at Peninsula Lutheran Church on March 21 at 2 PM.
George was born to Marsha and Roger Iverson Sr. on February 18, 1963, in Tacoma, Washington. From an early age, George was beloved by many. George was reserved and sweet in nature and had no problem making friends. He was baptized and a lifelong member of Peninsula Lutheran Church where his family attended during his and his children’s formative years. His mother was always a source of love and strength for him as a child and his devotion to her never wavered even after her death in 2006.
George shared in his father’s love of basketball. Some of his fondest memories were when he accompanied his father to Peninsula Lutheran University basketball practices and road trips. George earned the nickname, “Jungle Man” due to his uncanny ability to set records for ‘most points scored in a single game’ at Peninsula High School in the 80s.
George’s career as a car salesman surprised many, given his typically reserved and introverted nature. Meeting people seemed natural to him as he helped make others feel comfortable and valued. His honesty and integrity formed good relationships with those he met on and off the car lot. Although he rarely complained, most did not know the many challenges of being in sales. Despite these challenges, he relentlessly supported his family for over 30 years in the business. He formed many close friendships through sales.
George and Joanne married on September 1, 1990, and began a family of their own after a two-year romantic courtship. They suffered the loss of two pregnancies before welcoming Kyle in 1993, Natalie, in 1995, and Chloe, in 1999. George fiercely loved his wife and family. His example of Christ-like unconditional love was evident in his marriage as he fully supported all members of his family in their endeavors. His fondest memories were celebrating his children’s achievements, from Kyle’s wrestling matches to Natalie’s many music and theatre performances to Chloe’s sporting events and 4-H cat and dog shows. Although not a college graduate himself, George was the child of two educators and supported the educational advancements of his wife and the college graduations of his three children without seeking anything for himself. He was truly selfless and was loved as fiercely because of his self-sacrifice.
George will be remembered for his great sense of humor, love for music, talent for making others feel welcomed, his sensitive, caring nature, and above all, his backbone support of his family.
“As Christ loves His Church,” George loved his family (Ephesians 5:25) which ultimately led to his death on March 9, 2023. He didn’t want to hold us back, so he took the Lord’s hand when he was offered it. We will never forget George’s sacrifice in life, and we look forward to seeing him again after death.
George is preceded in death by his mother Marsha (Jensen) Iverson. He is survived by his loving wife Joanne (Winch) Iverson of 32 years of blessed marriage; his children, Kyle, Natalie, and Chloe Iverson; beloved pets, Rosie, Charlie, Simba, Leo, and Vandal. Other surviving relatives include Father Roger Iverson Sr., brother Roger Iverson Jr., parents-in-law, Jack and Patricia Winch Jr., brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Sonia Winch III, brother-in-law, Paul Winch, sister and brother-in-law, Dottie (Winch) and Kevin Farewell; nephews Soren, Erik & Martin Iverson & Dexter & Stone Farewell; Nieces Grace Winch, Mary Farewell, and Kirsten Iverson and numerous Iverson and Jensen cousins and friends.
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