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“Russ and I had a private joke about being each other's newest best friend. We always had fun when he came in for a haircut. ~ Norris ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Norris Stilson - Vassar, MI

“Russ, You will be missed. Our memories of you will live on! ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Mark Ryan - Caro, MI - Nephew

“Dear Germain Family~My deepest sympathy to you at this time. May God enfold you in His love, peace fill your hearts, words and friendships comfort...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Sheila Hebner - Millington, MI


Russell J. Germain, age 85 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at his residence. He was born on April 30, 1930 in Millington, Michigan, the son of the late Frederick and Mildred (Jobson) Germain. On August 29, 1964 he married Evelyn Ryan and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2008. Russ was employed at Wilson Machine in Saginaw for 35 years, retiring in 2002. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving family include his children, Sue Germain, LuAnn (Craig) Norris, Wendy Germain, Tim Germain, Tom Germain, Rusty Germain and Paulette (Rudy) Huizar; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Betty Germain and several nieces and nephews. Russ was preceded in death by his two sons, Ted Germain and Tom Walls; a daughter, Karen Seidell; and his brothers and a sister, Leo, Donald, Robert, James and Betty Gleason.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St. in Vassar. Chaplain Ron Compton officiating, with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Those desiring may make contributions to Heartland Hospice.