Earl “Lynn” German, 79


Earl “Lynn” German, 79, of Dellroy, Ohio, died early Thursday morning, Sept. 29, 2016, in Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Born May 27, 1937, in the family farmhouse in Dellroy, he was the son of the late Okey L. and Mary Shotwell German. earl-lynn-german-obit-bw

Lynn worked as a finish carpenter and a private contractor from 1955 until he retired in 2002 from the Carpenter’s Union, Local #69. He was a member of Dellroy United Methodist Church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #706 at Dellroy. He was a very talented bowler who bowled for many years at both Atwood Lanes in Dellroy and Carroll Lanes in Carrollton. Lynn had the distinction of bowling the first perfect 300 game ever recorded in Carroll County March 5, 1980. His preferred pastime was working on antique Ford vehicles as well as traveling with his family. He was a fan of all the Cleveland sports teams and the Ohio State Buckeyes. His life centered around his family. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be fondly remembered by those he leaves behind.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Hossler German, whom he married July 8, 1972; his four children, Tim (Tuesday) German of Carrollton, Michelle (David) Court of Salem, Galen (Sally) German of Somerset and Darin (Jenny) German of Blacklick, OH, his six grandchildren, Josh Long, Heath Leggett, Michael German, Emery German, Owen German and Kelli Andrich; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Evelyn Jones of Dellroy, Norma Roof of Canton, and Mrs. Donna Mae (Robert) Westfall of Carrollton; and his in-laws, Carl and Cheryl Hossler of Dellroy, Patty and Garry Swaldo of Bolivar, and Joy Bednarz of Columbus.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson; a great granddaughter; three brothers, John A., Orlo, and Dean German; and a sister, Marie Moore.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville with Rev. Kenneth Ogg officiating. Interment will follow in Union Valley Cemetery near Dellroy. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave., S.W., New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, 70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236. To leave an online condolence message, visit www.baxtergardner.com.