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Bernice Mary Germain

August 23, 1914 — October 12, 2018

Bernice Mary Germain, age 104, of Winnebago, died Friday, October 12, 2018, at United Hospital District.

Visitation time will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm Monday, October 15, 2018 at Spencer Owen Funeral Home, 345 6th Ave SE in Winnebago, and one hour before the service at the church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 1:30 PM, at First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, with Rev. Michael Roys and Rev. Cory Germain officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago, MN. Web tributes may be left at

Bernice Mary Germain, the daughter of Michael and Constance (Kazmierczak) Rosol, was born August 23,1914 in Silver Lake township, Martin County, Minnesota. She attended school in Granada, Minnesota, and graduated from High School there in 1933.
On November 1, 1936, she married Howard Hawver Germain. She attended Mankato School of Cosmetology and owned the “Looking Glass Beauty Shop” in Winnebago until 1944. She raised her children and then operated the beauty shop at the Winnebago Baptist Residence for 20 years.

She was a charter member of the Round Table Study, and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include son, Craig (Peggy) Germain of Winnebago, and daughter, Janice (Larry) Irvine of Albert Lea. Grandchildren include Cory (Ellen) Germain, Cara (Wade) Gustafson, Troy (Kristine) Irvine, Heidi (Clint) Mc Gill, Andrea (Nick) Werner and Andrew (Amanda) Irvine. Great grandchildren include Emma and Cameron Germain, Quinn and Tate Gustafson, Max, Charlie and Abe Irvine, Sam, Sawyer, Teddy and Lydia McGill, Frankie Werner, Cece and Sydney Irvine. Also, nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. She was a wonderful inspiration to us all.

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard in 1982, parents, sister Dorothy Hanily, and five brothers, Sylvester, Edwin, Michael, Harry, and Raymond Rosol.

God Bless Her Memory.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, October 15, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Spencer-Owen Funeral Home

345 6th Ave SE, Winnebago, MN 56098

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church

127 Main St N, Winnebago, MN 56098

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