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Bernice M. Germain, 104

Oct 21, 2018

Bernice Germain

Winnebago – Bernice Mary Germain, age 104, of Winnebago, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at United Hospital District.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, Rev. Michael Roys and Rev. Cory Germain officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com

Bernice Mary Germain, the daughter of Michael and Constance (Kazmierczak) Rosol, was born Aug. 23,1914 in Silver Lake Township, Martin County. She attended school in Granada, and graduated from high school there in 1933.

On Nov. 1, 1936, she married Howard Hawver Germain. She attended Mankato School of Cosmetology and owned the “Looking Glass Beauty Shop” in Winnebago until 1944. She raised her children and then operated the beauty shop at the Winnebago Baptist Residence for 20 years.

She was a charter member of the Round Table Study, and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include son, Craig (Peggy) Germain, of Winnebago, and daughter, Janice (Larry) Irvine, of Albert Lea. Grandchildren include Cory (Ellen) Germain, Cara (Wade) Gustafson, Troy (Kristine) Irvine, Heidi (Clint) McGill, Andrea (Nick) Werner and Andrew (Amanda) Irvine. Great-grandchildren include Emma and Cameron Germain, Quinn and Tate Gustafson, Max, Charlie and Abe Irvine, Sam, Sawyer, Teddy and Lydia McGill, Frankie Werner, Cece and Sydney Irvine. Also, nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. She was a wonderful inspiration to us all.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard in 1982; parents; sister, Dorothy Hanily, and five brothers, Sylvester, Edwin, Michael, Harry, and Raymond Rosol.

God bless her memory.