Germaine A. Klotz

germaine klotz
Germaine A. Klotz, age 77, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton, IA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton, IA with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton. Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 AM at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Germaine Alice was born November 12, 1944, the daughter of William and Cecilia (Kurash) Manderfield in New Hampton. She attended and graduated from New Hampton High School. After completing her education, Germaine met her future husband Roland Klotz through her brother Joseph. They married at Sacred Heart in Reilly Ridge in June 1965.They lived and farmed in Denver, Iowa and welcomed their daughter Diana. The family eventually moved back to the area and settled into a farm outside Fredericksburg. They eventually divorced and Germaine moved to New Hampton. She was a CNA for several years at what is now New Hampton Nursing and Rehab. Germaine enjoyed the simple things in life and took time to enjoy the beauty of nature. She found comfort and hope in her faith. She laughed easily and had a child-like joy. All those in her family circle meant the world to her and she loved them all. Germaine was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a young woman. There were parts of her life in which she thrived and lived a fulfilling life. There were also parts of her life in which she struggled with her disease. In honor of Germaine, her family would like to ask others to show compassion and caring when encountering someone with mental illness or a disease that creates hardship. Those left to cherish Germaine’s memory are her daughter, Diana (Steve) Poncelet of Sarasota, FL; her grandchildren, Dallas of Bradenton, FL and Julia of Sarasota, FL; her sister-in-law, Virginia Manderfield of St. Lucas, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Joseph and Devere Manderfield and one sister, Beverly (Clarence) Haugen.

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  1. I enjoyed having lots of talks with Germaine. Such a caring person who loved her daughter and her grandchildren very much.

  2. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – New Hampton

  3. Germaine was a sweet and caring person who never forgot someone. I enjoyed running into her around town and visiting with her. She had a strong faith. If faith could cure mental illness, she would’ve been cured. But mental illness is as real as any other illness and she fought it with all means available. I will miss her. But I know she has finally won her battle.

  4. I believe she washed dishes at the at the Pinicon when I was i HighSchool. She was a kind lady to work with and soft spoken

  5. Germaine was a kind soul. She has now joined the rest of her immediate family as one of God’s angels. We are all blessed as her family.

  6. Diana, I am sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I have memories of us going to your house after school. She would always be there to greet us with a smile. You and your family are in my prayers. Doreen

  7. She was a very kind person and would help anyone whenever they needed someone to talk to she she was a good listener and didn’t have anything mean to say

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