Charles Raymond Germann

26 marzo , 19228 enero , 2021

Charles Raymond Germann, March 26, 1922-January 8,2021

Charles Raymond Germann(Salty),98, passed peacefully January 8,2021. Charles was born and raised in Exline, Iowa as was his childhood sweetheart, Viola Marie Cline. They married November 3, 1942, and remained together in love for 71 years until Viola's death in 2014.

Five children were born to the family, Barbara Farr, Donna (William) Harris, Daniel (Heather Winter-Leber) Germann and Kenneth (Diane) Germann. Preceded in death by son, Cecil (Laura) Germann, and Son-in-Law, Larry Farr, Sr.

There are 12 Grandchildren and several Great-Grandchildren and a Great-Great Grandchild.

Charles was a proud World War 2 Navy Veteran, serving aboard the USS Chicago CA-29 (1940-1946).

Our father was a good, hard working man, who was devoted to his family and provided a loving secure home. He had a heart of gold, and charmed everyone around him with his quick witted humor and feisty personality.

Charles and Viola were faithful and good people who loved family deeply and shared love with anyone who needed it.

Dear Daddy,

Go now, away from weariness and toil,

Stand high on a mountain, arms flung wide.

Breathe deeply the scent of pure air,

Waft your soul lightly to Heaven,

Momma is waiting there. A limited walk through visitation will be held on Thursday, January 14 from 1pm to 2pm at Sunset Funeral Home. 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park IL 61115. A live stream funeral service will be available at approximately 2pm January 14th at


  • Limited walk through visitation

    jueves, 14 enero , 2021

  • Live Stream Funeral Service

    jueves, 14 enero , 2021


Charles Raymond Germann


Barbara Farr

13 enero , 2021

Dear Daddy, I will never forget how good a man you were . You guided and helped me throughout my life. You always said your kids were the best, but it was because YOU were the best. Words can’t express my feelings right now, your passing makes me hurt too much. I will always love you and keep you in my heart.

Kenneth Germann

13 enero , 2021

We will always be so proud of our Dad he was a Great man in so many ways. He always told us story's about his life with Mom . Story's of World War 2 and the Great Depression that he said they don't know how they made it through it. Dad worked hard his entire life giving money to his Mom at the end of his hard work day just to put food on the table. What a awesome Son my Grandma Germann had. What a Great Dad we all had and with the storys he told us it will always remain in our hearts forever ...