It is with great sadness that we announce that George W. Leutermann, Executive Director of United Methodist Children’s Services (UMCS), died on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017. George has served as Executive Director since August 2016 and has brought many gifts to the agency with his experience, business acumen, and leadership. He was committed to the Washington Park neighborhood and to the future of the agency.


Entered in Eternal Life on December 19, 2017, at the age of 70. Beloved husband of over 45 years of Barbara (nee Kirchberg) Leutermann. Loving father of George N. (Emi) and Jessica (fiancée Christopher Gruna) Leutermann. Proud grandfather of Alice Leutermann. Cherished brother of Kristine (Patrick) Schumann and John (Deb) Leutermann. Dear cousin of Robert (Christine) Possell. Further survived by other loving relatives and many good friends.

George put all his energy in life into making other people’s lives better. He was devoted to his family and community. Throughout his career he worked for many social service organizations in the Milwaukee area.

Family will greet friends on Friday, December 29, from 4-6 p.m. at Feerick Funeral Home, 2025 East Capitol Drive, in Shorewood. A service celebrating George’s life will take place at 6 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials in George’s name may be made to the United Methodist Children Services, 3940 W. Lisbon Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208 (, or to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission,