Carl D. “Goober” Germer, age 62, of Iron Ridge, died on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at UW Hospital in Madison.
The gathering will be at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. The memorial service will follow at the church on Thursday at 4:00 PM with Rev. Mark Hasty officiating. A celebration of Goober”s life will be held at the Horicon American Legion on Thursday evening beginning at 5:00 PM. It is suggested that all attend the services wear their favorite Packer clothes or Hawaiian shirt. Inurnment will be at a later date at Oakhill Cemetery in Horicon.
Carl Delmar Germer was born on September 4, 1950 in Hustisford, Wisconsin to Delmar and Dorothy (Kehl) Germer. He was raised on a farm in rural Iron Ridge and was a 1968 graduate of Mayville High School. Goober played football throughout high school and received the Chuck Heim Award. After high school he attended a couple semesters at Wisconsin State University, Platteville and later received an associates degree in business from a school in North Carolina. He was united in marriage with Sandra E. Anfinson on February 12, 1972 at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon by Rev. Clarence Schnorr. Goober worked for various metal manufacturers including MMP, APW, Maysteel, and Metalcraft of Mayville where he was currently the Sr. Engineering Manager. He was very active with Zion Lutheran Church, singing in the choir and was currently the treasurer and on the church council.
Goober will be missed by his wife, Sandy of Iron Ridge; sisters, Shari (Larry) Retzlaff of Sussex, and Lois Scaffidi of Menomonee Falls; nieces and nephews, Heather (Gary) Nutbeam, Godson, Wade (Julie) Samplawski, Tom (Robin) Anfinson, Brandon Anfinson, Kristin (Carl) Twardokus, Nathan (Jenny) Anfinson, Brett (Jamie) Anfinson, Nick Dollar, and Aaron Samplawski; a very special mother-in-law, Marge Anfinson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom and Debbie Anfinson, Elaine Dollar, Andrea and Randy Samplawski, Tim Anfinson (Lisa Zarling), and Lisa Anfinson; great niece and great nephews, Max, Jack, Colette, Bryce, Paityn, Wesley, Wyatt, Andrew, and Noah; special friends, Collin, Kate, Amy, Alex, and Jake; aunt and uncles, Marilyn and Earl Luebke, and Fred Germer; other relatives and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; and his father-in-law, Andrew Anfinson; and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made in Carl D. Germer”s name to Zion Lutheran Church.
The Murray Funeral Home, 716 Clinton Street in Horicon, is serving the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Thursday, January 24th, 2013, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon
Thursday, January 24th, 2013, 4:00pm, Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon
Oak Hill Cemetery-Horicon