Albert P. Germain

Albert P. Germain
Albert P. ‘Butch’ Germain of WatsonTownship passed away Friday, September 26, 2008 in Grand Rapids. Butch was born August 17, 1947 in Plainwell, the son of John ‘Jack’ and Alleen (Brewster) Germain. He earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree from WesternMichiganUniversity. For over 30 years, he taught at MartinPublic Schools. Butch was a member of the AlleganCounty 4-H Travelers Club, the Martin Lions Club, and the Allegan and Martin Lionesses Clubs. He was active in Lions District 11-C-1 and was Cabinet Secretary for Governor Granville Cutler. He served WatsonTownship on the planning commission, as a board member and as their cemetery sexton for several years. Al enjoyed studying Michigan History and loved to attend his children’s sporting and extra-curricular activities, including chaperoning band activities.  In August of 1970, while he was in basic training for the U.S. Army, his first wife, Linda Marie (Mabus) and infant son Scott were in an automobile accident, where she lost her life. On July 5, 1975 in White Pigeon, he married Sandra ‘Sandy’ Whisler, who survives. Also surviving are his son, Scott and his wife Michelle Germain and their children, Lance, Dakota and Brenden, all of Howard City; his daughter, Kelly Ann Germain of Watson; brother Gary (Connie) Germain of Watson; an aunt Jewell Germain of Watson; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Linda Marie and an infant brother, Bobby. Friends may meet with his family on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held Monday at 11:00 A.M., Mrs. Jane Mazei? officiating. Interment will be in MinerCemetery, Watson. Memorial gifts can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. or the Martin Lions and Lionesses Club Building Fund.
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