Joel B. Germond
October 22, 1927 - September 7, 2020
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Joel Benton Germond, age 92, formerly of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away peacefully Monday, September 7th, 2020 surrounded by family. This gentle, loving, caring and wonderful man has left a permanent mark on our hearts and will be supremely missed by his wife of 69 years Sally (Sell), daughter Julie (Charlie), grandchildren Kelly (Joe) and Jerry…

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Dave Patrykus left a message on September 12, 2020:
I had the pleasure of working with Joel at WISDOT for many years, at the end it was me as Real Estate Chief and he as Design Chief. I will remember Joel as a dedicated and conscientious team player with a wry but sometimes jolting sense of humor. Back in the day, when he was the design Engineer on the Wausau By-Pass, our mornings would often begin with a brief replay of the Jack Parr Show, way before Johnny Carson! I or my fellow golfers also shanked a few shots into his lawn on number 7 at the Tri-City course...
Chris Germond (Kip) left a message on September 9, 2020:
Rest in peace Uncle Joel, you will forever be loved and missed!
Tom Germond left a message on September 9, 2020:
Uncle Joel was a kind and caring man who gave me great memories from his stories about the Germonds and their ancestors. Like his brothers, he served his country honorably in the U.S. military and had much success in his professional and personal life. He touched many lives. My heart goes out to his family.
Garth Germond left a message on September 9, 2020:
Uncle Joel and I enjoyed sharing the same birthday (Oct. 22) and then it was easy to remember Aunt Sally's (the next day)! He taught me a lot about our family's genealogy; he was named after his great-granddad (Joel Benton Germond, 1818-1895). He served aboard the USS Klondike, a destroyer tender (logistics ship), helping to keep them in supply and in repair. He was Dad's (Garth) best man at his wedding on Sep. 1, 1949. The family came down to Florida in 1973; Joel singing the praises of cruise control and Days Inn. I fondly remember our three visits to Wisconsin Rapids (1966, 1988, and 2009). My best to Aunt Sally and Julie. And, of course, as Uncle Joel would agree, Go Pack Go!
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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