George (Butch) Richard Shineflew was born February 4th 1949 and Passed peacefully in his home on January 7th 2022.
In his childhood he showed horses and was a championship barrel racer. In high school he was a star track runner and basketball player. Upon graduating from High school, he chose to join the Marine Corps which lead him to Viet Nam. He finished his tour in Bermuda due to a health condition.
George was a jack of all trades. He started as a journeyman Iron worker before he and his family moved to Princeton Idaho in 1974. In this time, he drove Long Haul truck, worked on a rock crusher, Logged, Farmed and finally retired as a Cement truck driver.
Dad was constantly bringing home stray animals; he was a sucker for anything with four legs and fur. His love for animals was only out matched by the love for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
George Is preceded in death by his Mother Mena Shineflew, brother Bob Shineflew and Son Ira Shineflew. He is survived by his Father Louis Shineflew Jr. His children Genny (Lonnie) Jones, Ralph Shineflew, Laura Shineflew and Jolee Shineflew, His 5 Grand Children, Elizabeth Wilcoxson, Chelsie (Kristian) Hindman, Tyler Wilcoxson, Dylan Wilcoxson and Abigail Jones, and two great grandchildren, Phoenix and Ryver Hindman.
Memorial Services will be held on January 22nd at 11am at Faith Church in Onaway Idaho, with Rev. Lee Nicholson officiating. Military Honors by the United States Marine Corps and Potlatch Post # 10300. Potluck to follow the service.
Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Washington is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at www.kramercares.com