LuAnn Germain of Osceola died July 5, 2021, at Osceola Medical Center. She was 87. 

She was born May 4, 1934, in Eau Claire, to Lucille and Elmer Strohbeen.  Almost immediately after her Osceola High School graduation, LuAnn was employed at Ladd Memorial Hospital, where she would serve 30 years, most of which as an operating room technician nurse.  On Christmas day in 1955, LuAnn accepted a marriage proposal from the love of her life and to-be husband of 61 years, Allen Germain. 

LuAnn enjoyed camping vacations and many days at the lake fishing and watching her three children (Mike, Shelly, and Dody) swim and waterski.  There were always one or two cocker spaniels running underfoot.  

After retirement, LuAnn and Allen kept each other company on long RV road trips to Florida and Texas during the winters.  Family attended the many holidays LuAnn and Allen hosted, and visits were frequent from grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom they proudly adored.  When she wasn’t driving the golf cart for Allen, LuAnn kept busy crocheting; many little girls and boys enjoyed snuggling in one of her pretty baby afghans.  An avid baker until her final days, LuAnn’s famous chocolate chip cookies were delicious - even when she forgot an ingredient or two.

LuAnn’s favorite quote: “Our Family - We may not have it all together...but together we have it all.”

LuAnn was preceded in death by her husband Allen, and parents Lucille and Elmer Strohbeen. 

She is survived by her son Michael (Cindy) Germain and two daughters, Michelle (Michael) Miller and Dody (Mark) Lunde; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 12 at St. Joseph’s Church in Osceola.  Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions which will be donated to LuAnn’s great care facilities: Royal Oaks, Eagle Ridge, and Christian Community Homes.

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