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Germaine Green (Diedrick) of Freedom passed away on February 9, 2018. Germaine was born in Kaukauna on June 9, 1932, the daughter of the late Agnes (Coenen) and George Diedrick. Germaine married her beloved husband, John Green, on November 27, 1956. John proceeded her in death December 2009.
John and Germaine enjoyed spending time at their cottage on Berry Lake with family and friends. Playing cards was a favorite pastime. In recent years, Germaine most enjoyed her card games with the 6-Pack and Misfits groups and the Bowers family. Germaine belonged to the St. Nicholas Church Choir for 45 years and took great pride in volunteering with the Freedom Food Panty and the Freedom Area Historical Society since their very beginnings.
Her greatest joys in life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Germaine often said there was no greater joy than seeing a new baby come into the family.
Germaine is survived by her children; Randy (Vicky), Shari (Mike) Greiner, Jay (Tien) and Tammy (Bert) Lim. Grandchildren; Sarah (Eric) Kranski & Paige Green, Nick (Kristen) Greiner, Aren (Heather) Greiner & Heather (Kyle) Early, Reese & Jonathan Green and Abby & Lydia Lim. Blessed with nine great grandchildren; Maeven & Callie Jo Kranski, Brayden & Adalyn Greiner, Adrian Greiner, and Mason, Levi & Colton Early. Sisters- & brothers-in-laws Helen Diedrick, Dolly & Eddie Gerhartz, Jim VanVreede, Verna Berken and Bud Bowers.
Germaine is preceded in death by her daughters; Sharon & Mary; her parents; two brothers, Rich and Larry Diedrick; father- & mother-in-law John & Dora (Verhasselt) Green; and great-granddaughter Makaya Greiner. Brothers- and sisters-in-law Norb (Harriet) Green, Bill & Lorraine Green, Florence (Leo) Schmidt, Francis & Leo Weiland, Rosella (Orin) Kortz, Jerry Berken, Vince & Elaine Green, Esther VanVreede, Bob & Beady Green, Eleanor Bowers and Charlotte Green.
Germaine is especially grateful to be surrounded by her children, family and supporting friends, including Bud Bowers, during her illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, W2037 County Road S, Freedom. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
Germaine’s parting words were “to always cherish family, and never pass up a card game or a rummage sale.”