Farming Rural 10

Adolf Germann

January 10, 1933 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 88)


Adolf "Joe" Germann, 88, died October 4, 2021 at his home in Van Wert.
He was born January 10, 1933 to the late Kletus and Hulda (Merkle) Germann.

Joe was a machinist at Federal Mogul for 35 plus years and a farmer for life.
He graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelors in Agriculture.
Joe dedicated his entire life to his farms and was said to be a hard worker. In his later years, he couldn't do the farming that he would have liked to, but he surely liked to "back seat farm".
Joe was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Aside from farming, he liked to travel and cheer on The Ohio State Buckeyes.

He is survived by his children; Phil (Loretta) Germann of Ohio City and Nancy (Tim) Reier of St. Mary's, a brother; Henry Germann of Middle Point, eight grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister; Maggie Germann.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Van Wert VFW Post # 5803 or the American Red Cross.

A memorial service will be held at Pleasant View Church at a time and date that is to be determined.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory, 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891

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