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Anne R.  Germaine

Obituary for Anne R. Germaine

April 4, 1928 - July 3, 2021
McHenry, Illinois | Age 93


Anne R. Germaine, 93, of McHenry, IL died July 3rd, 2021 at White Oaks Memory Care in McHenry, IL surrounded by her daughters. She was born April 4th, 1928 in Chicago to Louis and Ursula Zupancic. She married Raymond Germaine in 1950 in St. Stephens Church in Chicago.

She was the loving wife of Raymond Germaine, who proceeded her in death in 2009. She was the loving mother to Sharon (John) Birk, Diane (Mark) Fanning and Debbie (Tom) Owens. Grandmother to John R. Birk (Adriana), Amy Birk, Ryan (Heather) Fanning, and Molly (Justin) Mamula. GG to Jarett, Brooklyn and Tanner Polep, Tegan and Hunter Birk, Carey and Fiona Fanning and Ellie and Riley Mamula.

Anne was one of the first employees at Carson Pirie Scott when Randhurst Mall opened. She also worked as the Administrative Assistant to the president of Kemper Reinsurance, retiring in 1992. In grammar school, she became lifelong friends of Millie, Frannie, Gene, Josie, Irene and Ann, who stayed friends for the past 85+ years. She is survived by three of these friends, Millie Buloga, Irene Kosmach, and Ann Battersby. She had a special friendship with Sylvia Jurjovec, who became known as "Aunty Sylvia". If there was trouble to be had, Mom and Sylvia were at the center of it.

Anne was proceeded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers: Tony, Louie, Frank, Hank, and Johnnie. Anne was the baby of the family, spoiled by her big brothers resulting in the nickname of "Queen Anne"! She was the heart and soul of our family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021, from 9:30am to 10:30am, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30am at Church of Holy Apostles in McHenry, IL. Interment will be private.

A special thank you to all of the wonderful staff and caregivers of White Oaks in McHenry, who took care of our mom as if she was their own.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Slovenian Catholic Center, Lemont, IL or Promedica Hospice, Buffalo Grove, IL.

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