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Germaine Marie Purdum

March 1, 1925 January 12, 2020
Germaine Marie Purdum
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Obituary for Germaine Marie Purdum

Germaine Marie Purdum, 94, of Fremont, Nebraska, formerly of Malcom, Iowa passed away on January 12, 2020 at Dunklau Gardens.

Germaine, daughter of Remi Arthur and Celina Marie (DeClercq) Schinckel was born in the Brooklyn, Iowa area on March 1st, 1925. Germaine was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Church in Brooklyn and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She attended country school in Scott Township, and graduated from Montezuma Community High School. Following graduation Germaine worked for a time at the Montezuma State Bank, and then in the Poweshiek County Recorder’s Office.

Don and Germaine Purdum were married at St. Patrick Church on June 14 (Flag Day), 1947, and celebrated 66 years of marriage before Don’s passing in 2013.

The couple lived briefly in Des Moines where Don was a mechanic at a private airfield. Germaine attended comptometer school and worked for a downtown business in the Liberty Building. Processing payroll for the candy concessions of the Blank movie theater chain was among her responsibilities.

The couple returned to the Montezuma area in 1949 to pursue farming. The couple purchased the ancestral Schinckel family farm in 1967. Germaine worked by Don’s side until the couple retired from farming in the 1980’s.

Germaine is survived by son Neal Purdum of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughter Jean (Leo) Hanson of Fremont; grandson Eric (Julie) Hanson of Scribner; granddaughter Celina (Chuck) Kucera of Fremont; great-grandchildren Paige and Brynn Hanson; Carlee, Cassidy, and Callan Kucera; step-great-grandchildren Kenzi and Bradyn Tschirren, many family members, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers and sisters-in-law.

The family would like to thank staff at Dunklau Gardens for the care and love they showed Germaine, and to Methodist Fremont Health Hospice for their care and compassion.

Condolences may be left at www.duganchapel.com

Memorials may be directed to Methodist Fremont Health Hospice.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 4-7PM at with family present from 5-7 and Rosary service at 7PM, at Dugan Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 17, 2020, at 10:30AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

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Visitation

Thursday

16

Jan

4:00 PM 1/16/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/16/2020 7:00:00 PM
Dugan Funeral Chapel

751 North Lincoln Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

Family present from 5-7PM. Rosary service at 7PM at Dugan Funeral Chapel.

Dugan Funeral Chapel
751 North Lincoln Ave. Fremont 68025 NE
United States

Rosary

Thursday

16

Jan

7:00 PM 1/16/2020 7:00:00 PM
Dugan Funeral Chapel

751 North Lincoln Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

Dugan Funeral Chapel
751 North Lincoln Ave. Fremont 68025 NE
United States

Service

Friday

17

Jan

10:30 AM 1/17/2020 10:30:00 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church

3400 East 16th Street
Fremont, NE 68025

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
3400 East 16th Street Fremont 68025 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

Fremont Health Hospice

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