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Betty A. Germain
  • Bullard Sanford Memorial Library
    520 W. Huron Ave.
    Vassar, MI 48768

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“Dear Betty.......I only found out today (Wednesday) that Betty passed away, so I wasn't able to attend her service...because I would have been there...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Barrios - Cass City, MI

“May her spirit soar happily as it flies free from the shackles of the human condition. Vaya con Dios mi amiga. To her children and grandchildren yet...Read More »
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“Betty will live forever in our hearts. She was one of a kind and always willing to open her heart and her home. She will be greatly missed. Go Fly...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Holli McGeshick - Vassar, MI

“My condolences to the family. Betty was a wonderful person to include in my list of Friends. The games of euchre we played at the foundry on our...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Dawn Guthrie - Akron, MI - Friend

“My good friend . I will always remember you Betty. Love and prayers to all of your family ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Pam Schlicht kienitz - OH

“My deepest sympathies to the family. Remember hanging out at the house and always felt welcome ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Dawn Kibbe - MI

“A lovely kind lady. With a fun spirited personality that was a joy to be around. When she walked into a room she brought a smile to everyone by her...Read More »
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Betty Ann Germain, age 81 years, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Covenant Health Care in Saginaw. She was born on July 13, 1935 in Caro, Michigan the daughter of the late Archie and Anna (Engels) Callahan. On February 12, 1955 she married Donald Germain and after almost 50 years of marriage he preceded her in death on January 24, 2004. Betty enjoyed playing euchre, listening to country music, reading, watching the Detroit Tigers and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She retired from Grede Foundry after 38 years of service. Betty was a member of the Vassar F.O.E. Arie # 2380 Ladies Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge #1049 in Caro.

Surviving family include her children, Donna (Dan) Hoover, Bonnie (Don) Gohs and Scott (Leatha) Germain; son-in-law, James Matzke; grandchildren, Ronda (Tim) Piorkowski, John (Jenny) Huizar, Jamie Matzke, Lindsay Germain, Josh and Jessica Kamrad, Justin (Amber) Gohs and Eva Gohs; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Bob (Bonnie) Callahan; sisters, Marylou (Walter) Kreil and Evelyn Greer as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; daughter, Cathy Matzke; sister, Geneva Wickings and brothers, Floyd, Tom and Archie, Jr. Callahan.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St. in Vassar. The Rev. Scott Sherrill officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Those desiring may make contributions to the Vassar Bullard Sanford Memorial Library.