2013-01-23 / Obituaries

William Germani

WILLIAM GERMANI, 86, of Lapeer, died January 18, 2013 at home.

Bill was born January 3, 1927, in Manchester, UK. He married Jacqueline Jones in New Haven, MI on March 30, 1951, and resided in the Lapeer area for over 50 years. He was retired from sales with the Valeron Corporation and enjoyed woodworking, cooking, volunteering at McLaren - Lapeer Region, traveling and taking drives to Port Huron with Jackie to watch the boats. Bill and Jackie traveled extensively, visiting Alaska, Hawaii and many, many other states, as well as living in England, Wales and Mexico throughout their life together.

He is survived by his wife Jackie; brother, Authur (Shirley) Germani; sister-in-law, Mary Jones; daughters, Judy (Chuck) Erkfitz, Jill (George) Jewell, Jan (Greg) Heiser, Joanie (Steve) Starking and Jennifer (Jon) Barker; grandchildren, Erwin Erkfitz, Eric Overland, William Overland, Nick Heiser, Nina Gorsline, Christina McLain, Ashley Wood, Matt Wood, Travis Riedel and Sophia Reidel; 7 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and close friends from church, his woodworking friends and doughnut shop group.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, January 25, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church in Lapeer, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. Pastor Todd Smith will officiate. A luncheon will immediately follow

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