Willie GermolusWillie Germolus, 92, Ada, MN, died Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Benedictine Care Community of Ada.
Willie's roots ran deep into the soil of Norman County. He was born on April 12, 1921, to August and Amalie (Kurpjuweit) Germolus of Borup, Minnesota. He graduated from Borup High School and started farming with his father and brothers, working the land his great grandfather homesteaded in the 1880s. Willie was united in marriage to Goldie Diana Lakeman in Borup, on June 14, 1949. They lived on the Germolus family farm for 49 years together before moving to Ada in 1998. He entered Bridges/Benedictine Care Community in July 2010.