Walter Germann, Jr.

Walter Germann, Jr., 85, of rural Postville died Monday, October 29, 2018 at his home. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 2 at Smithfield Cemetery in rural Monona with Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 1 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon and also from 10-11 a.m. Friday, November 2 at the funeral home.

Walter Germann, Jr. was born January 3, 1933 in rural Clermont, the son of Walter, Sr. and Marjorie (Heubner) Germann. December 31, 1947, he was baptized at First Baptist Church in Elgin. Walter attended country school and graduated from Clermont High School in 1952. October 22, 1958, he was married to LaVon Kurth at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg by the Rev. Steege. Walter started farming with his father, living in the same house until 1974. He and LaVon then moved their family to a farm in Franklin Township, north of Postville, where he was living at the time of his death.

Walter enjoyed his antique Farmall tractors and going to Pioneer Power Shows in Minnesota to watch old tractor pulls. He and LaVon had a camper by the lake in Waterville, MN where he spent many hours fishing with his buddy, Ron Miller.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, LaVon, of Postville; a son, Jeff (special friend Bridget) Germann of Postville; two daughters, Lynn (Brian) Monroe of Postville and Karen (Gary) Crawford of Independence; seven grandchildren: Shane (Mandy) Monroe of Eldridge, Jesse (Lisa) Monroe of Norwalk, Travis (Bridget) Monroe of Stillwater, MN, Mike (Jamie) Germann of Elgin, Amber Junk of Fredericksburg, AshLee (Chris) Wood of Ft. Dodge and Heather (fiancé Josh Harms) Germann of Postville; 16 great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Chelsey, Brady, Grant, Chase, Madison, Cole, Clark and June Monroe, Jacob, Tate and Adalynn Germann, Kylee Junk, and Stella, Scarlett and Sawyer Wood; two step-grandchildren: Lisa (Jim) Duffy and Scott (Lisa) Crawford; seven step-great-grandsons; a nephew, Jerry (Sarah) Anderson; and a niece, Nancy (Tom) Jennings. He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kevin; a grandson, Bobby Germann; a son-in-law, Greg Chilcote; and a sister, Margaret (James) Anderson.

Honorary casketbearers are Heather Germann, Amber Junk and AshLee Wood. Casketbearers are Shane, Jesse and Travis Monroe, Mike Germann, Chris Wood and Josh Harms. Online condolences may be left at

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