Patricia Germain

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Patricia Ann Germain, nee Atherton, 74, of Smithton, IL, born August 18, 1948, in Illinois, died Sunday, January 22, 2023, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Patricia served in the United States Air Force. Patricia also worked as a computer security analyst up until she retired.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lyle M. and Delma Dean, nee Atherton, Flint.

She is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Dean Germain, whom she married on October 10, 1999;
two daughters, Tonya (Eric) Kruep, and Laura (Darren) Horton;
a son, Christopher (Vonnie) Germain;
five siblings, Paula (Stan) Cottner, Bill (Penny) Flint, Sherry (Perry) Butler, Belinda (Johnny) Ruelas, and Lila Jones;
seven grandchildren, Amanda (Scott) Taylor, Noah Horton (Madison), Nick Valentine (Jahsira), Zoe Horton, Josie Germain, Charlie Germain, and Sadie Germain;
one great-granddaughter, Willa Taylor;
and many nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association. Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, January ­­28, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.


5 Comments on Patricia Germain

Paula Cottner said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2023 at 4:17 PM

I will miss my little sister. She always said I took good care of her when we were little. I love you sister very much

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois
Jerry & Becky Davis Family said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2023 at 2:42 PM

Our deepest sympathies to Dean, Tonya, Laura and Chris and their families. We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Pat, she was a treasure, so kind and thoughtful. God Bless her and keep you all in His care always.

  • Aurora
  • IL
Lucy and Don Hollin said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2023 at 9:10 PM

Sherry, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you love.

  • Jackson
  • TN
William & Susan Horton & family said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2023 at 5:28 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the family. She was a very sweet lady. Thought a lot of her & Dean. Our love, The Hortons

  • Carlinville
  • IL
Sherry Butler said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2023 at 10:29 AM

She was a wonderful sister. Perry and loved her very much. She will be greatly missed. Perry and Sherry.

  • Jackson
  • TN

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