Daniel James Germaine

Daniel James Germaine

February 1954 – March 2019

Daniel “Crock” Germaine, age 65, passed away at his home in Turlock, California on Sunday March 24, 2019.  He was surrounded by his wife, daughter, son-in-law and sister.

Daniel was born to Emery and Ruth Germaine in Paw Paw, Michigan.  He graduated in 1973 from Lawton Community High School.  He received his Associates Degree in Forestry from Alpena College, Alpena, Michigan.  Daniel was married on September 19, 1981 to Patty Fernandez in Denver, Colorado.  Daniel and Patty settled in Turlock, California in 2006.  Daniel ran his business “Germaine Construction” for fourteen years in Turlock which earned him the reputation as an honest, well-known and respected business and residential contractor. He had loved construction from an early age. At the time of his passing Daniel was the Facilities Manager for the Turlock Poker Room,  owned and operated by his brother-in-law Joe Fernandez.

Daniel is survived by his loving wife Patty, his daughter Ruth (Nick) Schaeferle of Fremont, CA, and his son Edmund (Ashley) of Livermore, CA, along with his four adorable grandchildren.  Daniel is survived by his siblings Patricia Lanphear, Terence Germaine, and Susan Germaine (Millek).  Preceded in death are Daniel’s siblings Lois Peter, Myrna Jones and Merlin Germaine.

Memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 1 pm on Saturday April 6, 2019 at Allen Mortuary, 247 North Broadway, Turlock, CA.

Please share memories and condolences at www.AllenMortuary.com



  • Susan Germaine March 30, 2019 1:04 am

    “Crock” – my baby brother. Thanks for all the memories being raised as a Michigan hillbilly – riding bikes – swimming in Lake Brownwood – begging Mom & Dad to play with the Peters – and basically just “being kids”.

    Time turned you into a man who is much loved and respected. Good life – loving family – beautiful children and grandchildren.
    Thank you for allowing me to see your smile.

    I love you Crock

    Love Susie

  • Barb Strehlow March 30, 2019 11:03 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss! I have great memories of playing in the country at your house. Learning to jump on a pogo stick and making mud pies in the chicken coop. You’re going to be missed by many!

    Your niece-Barb

  • Troy Thoreson March 31, 2019 6:36 pm

    Daniel will be missed. My wife and I send our deepest condolences and we will never forget his skilled work and attention to detail.

  • Wayne Peter April 2, 2019 2:46 am

    Crock time I spent with him was always a Great time. Until we meet again R.I.P. with my love Junior & Jerri Lou

  • Patty, your wife April 14, 2019 2:07 pm

    I will always love you Crock.
    I miss you so much.

  • Vince and Barbara Lacariere April 16, 2019 5:20 am

    You are missed greatly. So glad you came into our life! You were the most honest and caring man. We will have a piece of you in both of our houses, with the beautiful woodwork you have done for us! God Bless you!

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