Germain E. “Jerry” Friedland, 95, of Marinette, Wis., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 4, 2020, in the company of family members. He was born March 9, 1925, to Eric and Pearl Friedland in Mountain, Wis., where he graduated from high school.
    Jerry was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy. On Nov. 8, 1947, he was united in marriage to Luella M. Larsen in Mountain and shared 70 years of life together until her death on June 8, 2018. They came to Marinette in 1951 and resided in the same home since that time. Jerry worked for 18 years for Northland Lutheran where he was a maintenance supervisor for Luther Home. In retirement, he loved gardening work with Luella and enjoyed his yard and bird watching. Jerry had a lifelong love of music and for many years had his own Country and Western band, The Harmony Notes.
    Jerry is survived by five children: Marilyn (Dale) Olsen of Menominee, Jerome Friedland of Green Bay, Jeff (Denise) Friedland of Marinette, Joey Friedland of Menominee, Mich., and Melody (Joe) Hargis of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosalie Settersten of Marinette; a sister-in-law, Lucille Schuettpelz; two brothers-in-law: Lloyd “Bud” Larsen and Leon (Jean) Larsen; and longtime family friend and fellow musician, Linda Sieman. In addition to his parents and loving wife of 70 years, Luella, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Vallarie Krzych and Marilyn Kramer.
    Germain will be laid to rest alongside his wife at Forest Home Mausoleum with Military Honors for immediate family members only. Due to the current public health crisis, a celebration of life will be held at a later date yet to be determined.
    A special thank you is extended to Heartland Hospice for the special care given Germain in his last days, especially for the kindness of Bryan and Sabina.   
    Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home is assisting the family.