Melvin Joseph Germann, age 79, left for his heavenly home on Thursday, August 24, 2023 with his family by his side.
He was born on June 3, 1944 at Faith Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri to Melvin and Margaret Germann.
Melvin, known affectionately as Joe, was born at Faith Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He grew up in Lutesville, Missouri and later moved to Riverview, Missouri where he attended Riverview High School. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years from 1964 to when he was honorably discharged in 1970.
He was married to Janette Ann Parker Germann for 53 years and was blessed with two wonderful children. He and Janette lived in Ferguson, Missouri for 50 years before moving to Bonne Terre, Missouri.
While living in Ferguson, he worked for Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company, St. Louis, Missouri until his retirement.
Once retired, they traveled extensively in their RV finally settling in Mission, Texas where they enjoyed their many friends and activities until illness became too much to handle. He was cared for at home by his loving wife who swore that he would never be put into a home. Melvin suffered from a lengthy illness for which finally took his life. He was affectionately referred to as the Ever Ready Bunny because he always bounced back from the many hurdles in his health. He always had a smile on his face.
Melvin is survived by his wife, Janette Ann Parker Germann of Bonne Terre, Missouri, brother and sister-in-law Philip and Angela (Penny) Germann of O'Fallon, Missouri, brother and sister-in-law John and Lynn Germann of St. Peters, Missouri, brother-in-law Gerald Syberg of St. Peters, Missouri, brother-in-law Perry Percle of St. Charles, Missouri, daughter and son-in-law Julie and Mark Ramsey of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, son Joseph Germann of O'Fallon, Missouri. Melvin also has seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, sister Margaret Syberg and sister Judith Percle and daughter-in-law Crystal Germann, and grandson William Germann.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
St. Charles Memorial Gardens
3950 W Clay St
St Charles, MO 63301