Albert Knute Germanson

August 01, 1933 - February 23, 2016

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Saturday, March 12, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Germanson Home, 4600 S 150 E, LaGrange, Indiana


Albert Knute Germanson, 82, of Oliver Lake, LaGrange died Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at his residence with his daughter at his side.

As a young child, Albert spent summers on Oliver Lake at his parents’ cottage. After retirement, he moved to Oliver Lake on a permanent basis.

He received his Master’s Degree from Ohio State University. He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Germanson retired as Professor of Art at Otterbien College in Columbus, Ohio, where he spent his entire career. He was innovative in his work and created many successful programs at Otterbien College.

While at Ohio State University, he was head cheerleader and a member of Beta Theta Pi. He was a child prodigy at the piano, and possessed a huge passion for the theatre and acting. He was a collector of African art. Albert loved his children deeply.

He was born August 1, 1933, in Columbus, Ohio, to Albert Knute and Mildred (Troutman) Germanson.

Surviving are a daughter, Christa Germanson of Oliver Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Alix Germanson in 1972.

A memorial gathering of friends will be Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Germanson Home on Oliver Lake, 4600 S 150 E, LaGrange, Indiana..

Preferred memorials are to Ark Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc., P.O. Box 95, Howe, Indiana, 46746

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Guest Book

Vanda Kelli Winn
December 26th, 2016 4:51pm
Columbus, Ohio

Christa, So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Hope you are doing well. Take care! Thinking of you!

Tim and Chris McCarthy
November 13th, 2016 9:17pm
Columbus, Ohio

Christa, I just found this site.You are very much in our thoughts as is your father.

Julie (Wilson) Carpenter-Hubin
April 19th, 2016 3:19pm
Columbus, OH

Thinking of you, Christa - if there's anything we can do, please let us know.

Roger & Patricia Clay
March 8th, 2016 5:10pm
Oliver Lake

Christa, So sorry for your loss. It will seem strange not seeing Al sitting on his porch or out enjoying the lake. He loved the lake as you know. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Wendy Howard Gray
March 7th, 2016 12:05am
Farmville, Virginia

Sincere condolences. I will sadly miss phone calls that, since Westerville days, started with, "Hello, Wendell!" in an unforgettably mellifluous, smiling voice. That is my special memory, but Al's larger presence in the world will be much missed. Love and condolences to family and friends.

Steve and Margaret Imler Krouse
February 29th, 2016 8:42pm
Oliver lake

He will be missed by all of A section at the lake..

Tim Stanford
February 26th, 2016 10:43pm
Lima, Ohio

A heartbeat ago, I stepped into a studio on the third floor of Lambert Hall with Al Germanson. College memories stay with you for the long haul. I remember Coke cans and cigarette ash, a river, a house, art and literature, and the best conversations. And the thing is, after all these years, I still look back... with wonder. I have been sad since hearing about Al, but my sadness must pale next yours, Christa. If I can help, If I can do anything, let me know.

Steve & Donna Moran
February 26th, 2016 2:39pm
Oliver Lake

Christa, You have our prayers and sympathy in the loss of your father. We are so sorry for your loss. Al was a great guy!