Germaine M. Howarth

Germaine M. Howarth, 96, Marinette, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Luther Home. She was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Marinette to Antone and Rose Homa and was a lifelong Marinette resident. Germaine graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School, now Marinette Catholic Central, with the Class of 1942. She married Richard J. Howarth on September 18, 1947 at Sacred Heart Church. Trained as a beautician, Germaine operated her own salon, The Beauty Room, Main Street, for a number of years, worked as a beautician at the Hotel Marinette and later operated a salon from her home.

A devout Catholic, Germaine was devoted to the music of the Church and sang in the choir at St. Joseph Church for many years. She also sang in community choirs and was a longtime member of the M&M Singers on the UW-Marinette campus. In her later years she resided at Northland Village before moving to Luther Home.

She is survived by three sons: Jeff (Lynn) of Menominee, Matt (Holly) of Wausaukee and Aaron (Shana) of Middle Inlet; 10 grandchildren, Wade, Jessica, Ryan, Jamie, Jennifer, Matt Jr., Jeremy, Christopher, Philip and Haley; and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 2008; by two infant sons, Thomas Christopher and Mark Edmund; and all of her brothers and sisters in the Homa family.

A family graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Wausaukee in the spring.

Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home is assisting the family.