Louise St. Germain

Louise Martha (Martin) St. Germain age 94 of Baldwin died Thursday,  December 13th at the Baldwin Care Center. Louise was born on January 10, 1918 in township of Forest, WI; the daughter of Herman and Hulda (Hahn) Martin. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Forest.   After graduating school, she worked  in the  Clear Lake area as a  housekeeper.  October  7, 1939 she was united in marriage to C. Albert  Jourdeans at the parsonage in Glenwood City. Two children Shirley and Fred were born to his union.   Albert  would precede her in death early in their marriage. She later married  Norbert St. Germain August 15, 1950, to this union 4 children were born, Carolyn, Mary, twins Bob and Betty. Together, they lived in Pleasant Valley Township and raised their family. Louise was born to be a homemaker. She loved tending to her family, raising a large garden with both vegetables and flowers that  she shared with family and friends.   

Louise was very active in  Homemaker’s ,  achieving the 50 year mark with the Hillcrest Club.  Due to her love of gardening,  baking and canning she made a accomplished leader with the Valley Victors 4-H club. She will be remembered for her wonderful pickle making talents which included various  vegetables and fish.
She was devoted to loving and serving  her Lord.  She has been a driving force in faith for Peace Lutheran church.  There she served in many capacities from  Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, choir member,  to President of the Ladies Aid and cherished member of several Circle groups.  She was known as the ‘flower lady’ for displaying flowers at church as well as taking flowers to area nursing home residents.

Louise was custodian for the Peace Lutheran Church for over 40 years. She also cleaned houses for many people in Hammond and the Hudson area.

Louise was the current author of  the” Pleasant Valley News” where she wrote about community, remembering birthdays,  anniversaries and  her Food for Thought and Prayer for the day  in area newspapers for many years.  
Countless people will remember her gift of quilting. Many family and  friends were privileged enough to call one of her creations theirs. She made them for anyone who could benefit from one; near or far.

Her beautiful smile and generous heart will be missed by all who knew her.
Louise will remain in the hearts of her children:  Shirley (Don) Rode,  Hammond;  Fred (Linda) Jourdeans,  Roberts;  Carolyn (Dennis) Johnson, River Falls;  Mary (Dave) Talley , Cottage Grove, MN;  Bob (Susan Bale) St. Germain, Hammond;   Betty (Lee) Jacobson, Baldwin.
Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Step-Grandchildren :Sherry (Bob) Crosby, Glenwood City;  Matt (Jen) Crosby, New Richmond; Deidre Crosby, Roberts;
Dawn (Greg Timmerman) Pace, Hudson;  Camilla Pace and Brittney Pace, Hudson; Michele (Tom) Strand, Hammond;  Maureen (Kraig) Konder, Glenwood City;  Kirsten Konder, Kelsy Konder, and Kaitlin Konder, Glenwood City;  Duane (Heather) Jourdeans, Roberts;  Zak Jourdeans and Trey Jourdeans, Roberts;  Angie (Kevin Louis) Carter, Grantsburg;  Thorne Carter and Evie Carter, Grantsburg;  Austin Louis, and Kyle Louis, Grantsburg;  Kayla(Matt Looney) Louis, River Falls;  Dustin (Amber Flynn) Jacobson,  Kenosha;   Tristan Bale, Onalaska;  Kyle (Randi Asher) Bale, Spring Valley;  Miley Bale and Shelby Bale, Spring Valley; Brother and sister-inlaw  John (Lois) Martin, Clear Lake.

Preceded by:  Parents: Herman & Hulda Martin;  Sister & brother-in-law ,  Anna(Oliver) Rand;  Brother,  Henry Martin;  Husbands: C. Albert Jourdeans, Norbert St.Germain;  Grandson: Craig Rode

A funeral service for Louise will be held at 11am on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Peace Lutheran Church in Baldwin.  Visitation will be held for 1 hour prior to services at church as well as from 4-7pm on Sunday, December 16 at the O’Connell Funeral Home in Baldwin.  715.684.3434


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