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Daniel N. Germann


Daniel Nicholas Germann, 89, passed away peacefully at Brown Memorial on Aug. 19, 2016, with his daughter, Ruth Ann Galbraith, and loving sister, Marcele Bowen, by his side.

Dan was born July 20, 1927, in Ripley.

After graduation from Ripley Union High School, he drove truckloads of grain from farms in Brown County and Ripley to the dealers and mills in Cincinnati. He was a night watchman, meat cutter and school maintenance worker. He was also a volunteer fireman for 25 years and never lost his desire to help others.

In 2000, Dan made his home in Circleville, where he quickly became a legend on his three-wheeled bicycle riding around town volunteering his time at the Canal Park, the Historical Society and wherever he saw an opportunity.

At his home at Brown Memorial, he raised a garden while nurturing his love for the outdoors. When asked, “How are you?” Dan always enthusiastically responded, “I’m Peachy!”

Dan was predeceased by his parents, Nick and Ruth (Neel) Germann of Ripley; and three sisters, Annella, Susan and Gwen.

Dan is survived by his daughter, Ruth Ann (Ken) Galbraith of Mt. Orab; grandchildren, Kenny Ray (Jennifer) and Angeline Galbraith; three great-grandsons; and former spouse, Lillian. He is also survived by his sister, Marcele (John) Bowen; and brothers, Paul of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Greg of West Union; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 134 W. Mound St., Circleville, with Fr. Ted Machnik, celebrant. There will be a 9 a.m. visitation at the church prior to Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Circleville. Friends may also call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Special thanks to the entire staff of Brown Memorial and Berger Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph Restoration Fund, PO Box 40, Circleville, Ohio 43113; or Brown Memorial Home Activities Fund, 158 E. Mound St., Circleville.

To send condolences, visit www.schoedinger.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal