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Germaine Lorraine (Nieland) Weyant

May 18, 1925 ~ June 11, 2018 (age 93)

            Germaine Lorraine Weyant, age 93, of Guttenberg, IA, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center.  She was born on a farm southeast of Dyersville to Ed and Marie (Helle) Nieland.

            Germaine grew up with four brothers and sisters.  The family moved to Guttenberg and Germaine attended school at St. Mary’s.  She finished school at 8th grade to take care of her mother who was sick.  Germaine worked at several jobs including the canning factory, eggplant and Montgomery Ward’s in Dubuque, where she met her husband, Robert Weyant.  The couple married on February 28, 1949, and moved to Strawberry Point where Robert worked in a creamery as a butter maker and Germaine worked at printing butter, which means wrapping it in paper and packing in boxes. 

            The couple had many nieces and nephews that helped and were great and still are.  They moved around a lot, Osterdock, where they also ran a variety store, Petersburg and Millville, always working in a creamery.  After the creamery closed in Millville they moved to Luxemburg where Bob was a field man for AMPI while Germaine worked at Ertl’s.  The couple moved to Guttenberg in 1979.  After Bob died on Mary 21, 1984, Germaine went to work serving hot lunches at St. Mary’s School for 11 years.  Germaine and Bob loved to travel and went to all the states except the New England states.  Germaine loved to gamble and play cards every chance she had.  She had a passion for socializing and eating out and was a dedicated member of the Red Hat Society. 

            Germaine is survived by her very special nieces and nephew, Joyce (Steve) Voss, Carl (Sue) Overbeck, Mary (Ross) Abbott, Jan Overbeck and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 4 brothers and 4 sisters and 2 nephews, Bill & Bob Overbeck. 

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