ForeverMissed

Ned Germanson, passed away Tuesday AM, April 16th of natural causes at a local nursing home. He was afflicted with numerous illnesses since the age of 17. Born in Arlington, Va and adopted as an infant by Tom and Elsbeth Germanson. Ned lived with his family in WI, TX, IL, and nearly 50 years in Alabama. A “Tide” fan, an ever loving sibling and everybody’s friend he played football at Dothan High and graduated in 1977.He also excelled in swimming, diving and performing with the thespians.

Ned is survived by parents Tom and Elsbeth Germanson, siblings Juli Gorman, Paul Germanson (Christine), Rebecca McCalman (Ron), and Matthew (Sarah); nieces and nephews Stephani Britton (Cody), Tyler Gorman, Rebekah Gorman, Catherine Gorman, Sam and Tucker Germanson and Porter McCalman; and nephews Rainer Gorman, Lukas Cassenta and Shepard Britton.

Visitation will be on Tue, April 23rd from 10-11 AM followed by Mass at 11:00 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4600 Preserve Parkway, Hoover, Al. Inurnment will follow at the Prince of Peace Columbarium. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church or Parkinson Assn. of Alabama (PAA).

Professional services provided by W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory, Birmingham, Alabama. 

Posted by Kathleen Holyoak on April 16, 2021
I was Ned's music teacher at Highlands Junior High when he was in junior high. He was such a handsome young man and delight to teach. When he found out I was expecting our first child in August, 1973, he and some fellow classmates gave me a baby shower at the end of the school year. I wish I could find the photo taken at the shower where he was smiling from ear to ear and standing with me and a bunch of my girl students. When we moved from Chicago in 1975, I lost contact with him but many years later out of the blue he called. He had found my phone number on the internet. I can't express the thrill it was to hear his voice! He told me all about his life, his challenges and his desire to come visit our family. We remained in contact for years then suddenly I never heard from him again so I assumed he had passed away.  Bless you, Ned, and I know you are in a better place and no longer suffering from your life's struggles. Bushels of love to the Germanson family.
Posted by Mary Lindig on April 22, 2019
Many prayers for healing and peace following the loss of Ned. My heart aches. Please know that Ned inspired in me a deep compassion and understanding for those who struggled with a variety of disabilities. As I have always said, I will forever, cherish that day I walked home with my new friend, Becky, to meet a family that was filled so many wonderful brothers and sisters! All our thoughts and prayers. Mary Jakubka Lindig
Posted by Mary Short on April 20, 2019
After each and every visit with Ned I left with the challenge of making the best of what each day brings. 
His life was a blessing.....His memory is a treasure.
All my love to his family.
Mary
Posted by Anna McSweeney on April 19, 2019
Sending lots of love and prayers to your entire family. Thinking of you in this difficult time.

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Posted by Kathleen Holyoak on April 16, 2021
I was Ned's music teacher at Highlands Junior High when he was in junior high. He was such a handsome young man and delight to teach. When he found out I was expecting our first child in August, 1973, he and some fellow classmates gave me a baby shower at the end of the school year. I wish I could find the photo taken at the shower where he was smiling from ear to ear and standing with me and a bunch of my girl students. When we moved from Chicago in 1975, I lost contact with him but many years later out of the blue he called. He had found my phone number on the internet. I can't express the thrill it was to hear his voice! He told me all about his life, his challenges and his desire to come visit our family. We remained in contact for years then suddenly I never heard from him again so I assumed he had passed away.  Bless you, Ned, and I know you are in a better place and no longer suffering from your life's struggles. Bushels of love to the Germanson family.
Posted by Mary Lindig on April 22, 2019
Many prayers for healing and peace following the loss of Ned. My heart aches. Please know that Ned inspired in me a deep compassion and understanding for those who struggled with a variety of disabilities. As I have always said, I will forever, cherish that day I walked home with my new friend, Becky, to meet a family that was filled so many wonderful brothers and sisters! All our thoughts and prayers. Mary Jakubka Lindig
Posted by Mary Short on April 20, 2019
After each and every visit with Ned I left with the challenge of making the best of what each day brings. 
His life was a blessing.....His memory is a treasure.
All my love to his family.
Mary
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Shared by Kenneth Germanson on April 19, 2019

I remember Ned as a great kid who also had warmth and affection for others.  Our children, his cousins, recalled sharing life experiences with Ned as he progressed through his illness.  Our memories of Ned are fond ones.

Uncle, Ken

Cousin Ned... Peace

Shared by Linda (Germanson) Seefeld... on April 18, 2019

Ned was so much fun as a young kid. It was neat to gather all our cousins together for picnics, holidays and family gatherings. It wasn’t quiet with all the Germanson Cousins together! 

May all who were touched by Ned’s life, carry on His Peace..