Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, April 13, 1989
OBITUARY ~ GEORGE WILLIAM GERMAN
George William German, third child of Charles Franklin and Jennie Bell German, was born on the family farm in Ringgold
County, Iowa, on February 12, 1899. He died at his Mount Ayr Clearview Home residence Wednesday evening, April 5, 1989.
He was 90 years old.
George was a life-long resident of Ringgold County. On June 14, 1923, he was united in
marriage to Alma Fern Walter. The couple had no children. They celebrated their golden years together in June of 1973
in the Security State Bank Community Room with family and friends.
Farming was George's life-long occupation. He became
a Christian and was baptized in Lotts Creek River at about the age of 18. He became a member of the Caledonia United
Methodist Church. After the close of the Caledonia church, they attended services at th Mount Ayr Free Methodist Church.
George enjoyed fishing in the country's farm ponds, rivers and lakes. The Germans were donors to the Mount Ayr
Clearview Home when it was being built. They were also members of the Ringgold County Historical Society.
was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alma, of sixty years; sisters, Mae Walter, Maude Hovey, Jennie Foltz
and Cora German, and his brother Cleo German.
His only immediate surviving relative is his sister, Elizabeth McGregor
of Corvallis, Oregon. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held April 8, 1989, from
the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Norman Noble and Rev. Craig Arms. Music was provided by Mike Greene,
Mrs. Jim Jones and Mrs. Lynn Rinehart.
Casketbearers were Turk Allen, Victor Shields, Barton Shields, Jerald Walter,
Raymond Walter and Charles Junior Shields. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa.
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