Joan Marie Germann, 86, of Sauk Rapids, MN returned to God on May 4, 2023 after a brief illness.  Funeral services will be on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Nasinec Funeral Home in Wells, MN with visitation an hour prior.  Interment will be immediately following the service in St. Casimir Cemetery in Wells, MN. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Catholic charities. Nasinec Funeral Home in Wells is entrusted with arrangements. Please see to leave online condolences.

Joan was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Joan was born March 18, 1937 to Lyman and Ethel Walker in Alden, MN.  Joan attended college in Winona for nursing but found her calling in being a teacher.  Joan and Harold Germann were united in marriage on December 28, 1959 and were married for 63 wonderful years.   Together, they raised their family in Wells, MN where they farmed the land.  Joan taught elementary school in Alden, MN for many years in addition to helping Harold on the family farm.  In 1999, they moved to Sauk Rapids, MN to enjoy their retirement along the waters of the Mississippi River.  Living on the river brought Harold, Joan and their family many great moments and memories over the course of her life.  Joan was an avid card player and participated in multiple bridge clubs and regular card parties. She loved flowers, her gardens, and reading; but it was her grandchildren that brought her the most joy.

Joan is survived by her dear husband Harold (Sauk Rapids, MN); son Jeff Germann (Holly) of Andover, MN; daughter Nancy Kohls (Perry) of Sartell, MN; grandchildren Zach Kohls, Abby Levercom (Kevin), Quinn Germann, Keegan Germann, and great-granddaughter Hadley Levercom.

A strong woman of faith, Joan is preceded in death by her parents Ethel and Lyman Walker, her sister Lorraine Provo, brother Franklin Walker, brother-in-law Don Provo, sister-in-law Genevieve Walker, sister-in-law Janice Lindahl, brother-in-law Bill Lindahl, and her dear uncle Conrad (Connie) Envoldsen.