William Evans German

William Evans German, age 90, of Britton passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw. He was born December 20, 1930 in Raisin Twp., the son of the late Walter A. and Carol L. (Doty) German. On May 15, 1955 he married Bette Elizabeth Smith and they shared 52 years together before she passed on August 23, 2007.

William proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy on the submarine U.S.S. Runner during the Korean War. He was a lifelong member of the Holloway Presbyterian Church. He retired from the Tecumseh Products as a Testing Engineer. He was a farmer and ran the German Apple Orchard, making and selling cider for years. He was a member of the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Tecumseh American Legion Post #34, Lenawee County 40 et 8 and the Raisin Twp. Fire Department. He played the harmonica in the Olde Tyme Harmonica Players. William enjoyed spending winters in Lake Placid, Fla.

William is survived by two sons, Steven (Dena) German of Tecumseh and Timothy German of Phoenix, Ariz.; special daughter, Tonia (Jeff) Street of Blissfield; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Besides his parents and his wife, Bette, he was preceded in death by three sons, Raymond, Allen and Fred; brother, Robert German; and half-brother, Ralston Calvert.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 24, from 11 a.m.—1 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. A walk through by Lenawee County 40 et 8 was held at 11:30 a.m. A private funeral service followed with Lay Pastor Chuck Calhoun officiating. Burial was in Holloway Cemetery with Military honors under the auspices of the Tecumseh American Legion Post #34 and VFW Post #4187. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tecumseh American Legion Post #34. Online condolences may be offered to the family at handlerfuneralhomes.com.


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