George  Vasbinder


George Vasbinder, much loved husband, stepfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Born in Minnesota on Oct. 9, 1939, he spent most of his early years in Traverse City, where he found lifelong friends, fun times and a love for the area.
He graduated from Traverse City High School in 1957, then from Monmouth College, of New Jersey, in 1964 and later from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1977.
After that, he settled in Stockton, California, to begin his career as a chiropractor, opening his first office in October 1978. He practiced for over 40 years.
George's life was filled with music, golf, skiing, good food, friends, travel and his continued professional education. He was fun-loving and firm in his beliefs, always interested in health and improving his chiropractic abilities to help others feel better. Humor was important to him, and he entertained us with his fun-filled, humorous stories about his life's experiences, many taking place in Michigan.
George and Mary Ann married in 2000. Their life together was filled with adventure and fun, lots of music and time with close friends and family. In his quest to enjoy music and fun experiences, his final moments were spent buying train tickets to get to a music concert in Reno!
He was preceded in death by his father, Irvin; and his mother, Mildred.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; and her three children, EB, Ann and Matthew; and their families, which includes seven grandchildren; and his two sons-in-law, with whom he had a special bond; his sister, Brenda; his niece, Julie; and her family.
There will be a celebration of his life Aug. 3, 2019.
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Pat Ohrenberger Riple
Jun 20, 2019
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I will never forget the fun we all had at Thomas' Coffee Shop in the late 50's when we were servers there. I can still picture George lighting cigarettes or cigars with $1.00 bills.that we earned in tips. You will truly be missed George by the class of '57.