George Giannakouros

Dr. George Giannakouros, 88, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family. To honor George’s life, a private family service will be held at a future date.

George was born on February 4, 1933, in Greece.  He immigrated to the United States and served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne. George received his Bachelor of Science from the Advanced School of Economic Studies in Athens, Greece, followed by a Masters in Economics from Brigham Young University, and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Iowa. George was a Professor of Economics at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa for over 38 years. He enjoyed teaching and was honored to mentor many students throughout his career, taking great joy in seeing their growth and accomplishments.

George enjoyed studying mathematics and astronomy. He loved music and hiking in the mountains of Greece.

George cherished his family. George is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Giannakouros; his ten children; his ten grandchildren; and numerous extended family members, friends, and neighbors. George was preceded in death by his first wife, Susan; his parents Panayiotis and Maria; and his sister, Alexandra.

George’s family would like to thank Dr. Salas and his team at Grand River Medical; Dr. Hinnen and his team at the Dubuque VA Clinic, especially Keri Schwenker; Jason at Tri-state Cremation and all of the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque, especially Kelli, Peggy, and Angelia for their care and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, a George Giannakouros memorial fund will be established.


To honor George’s life, a private family service will be held at a future date.

2 comments on “George Giannakouros
  1. Mary Pat Ament says:

    Joyce and Family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies at the loss of a kind and gentle man.
    I remember Mr. G as a exceptionally proud father ( as he should have been😇) and passionate learner who was gracious towards others. He helped me grow to be a better teacher.
    My prayer is that the love and support of family and friends strengthened you through this difficult time.
    Continue to honor George/Dad by the good you do and the kindness you extend to others.
    Blessings, Mary Pat Ament

  2. Laura Behnke says:

    As an Economics major at Loras, I had the pleasure to be taught by Dr. Giannakouros. He was a very intelligent and kind man. I also had the pleasure of meeting several of his kids who shared those traits. My condolences to them and the rest of his family.

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