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William M. German

April 12, 1950 ~ January 6, 2021 (age 70)

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William M. German, age 70, of Castalia, passed away on the Epiphany, January 6, 2021, in his residence, following a lengthy illness.

He was born April 12, 1950, in Sandusky, and graduated from Margaretta High School in 1968.  Bill served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed In-Country Vietnam from 1971-1972.  He worked for Metaltek, the former Sandusky International, for 43 years, and was a lifetime farmer and gardener.  Bill was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Castalia, and the V.F.W. 

He is survived by his wife Virginia “Gini” (Smetzer) German; daughter Wendy (Tracy) Whittaker; son Rick (Jen) Osburn; grandchildren Tori (Jonah Boyer) Crum, Ava Osburn, Abby Osburn, Steve Penrod, and Tyler Penrod; great grandson Rowan Boyer; and sister Kay Loroff.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Milton and Florence (Opper) German; and brother in-law David Loroff.

Private graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Castalia Cemetery.  Pastor Kathleen Suggitt will officiate.  Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service, Castalia, is in charge of the arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church General Fund, 203 S. Washington St., Castalia, OH 44824 and to One’s favorite charity.  Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting


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Private Services

Castalia Cemetery

Castalia, OH 44824


Grace Lutheran Church General Fund
203 S. Washington St., Castalia OH 44824

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