She was born on June 7, 1930 in Clintonville, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Arnold and Leona (Binder) Rindt. Germaine married the love of her life, Leonard Buss on August 16, 1947. Germaine and Leonard owned of The Hillbilly Club in Marion, Wisconsin for 10 years. She continued bartending in her later years at other local establishments. She loved to talk and share stories with her patrons. Germaine will always be remembered for her feistiness and her never ending love for her family.
Germaine will be missed by her children: Sandy Williams, Judy (John) Meyer, Tom (Karen) Buss, John (Kathy) Buss, and Tim Buss; grandchildren: Brenda (Brad) Bunnell, Tammy (Randy) Brehm, Robert (Roberta) Buss, Kathy (James) Craven, Ann (Chad) Hofmann, Andrew, Ashley and Kelly Buss, Willis (Angela) Buss, Kasey Buss, Crystal Buss, Marrissa (Kent) Cornell, AJ Robinson, Allison (fiancé Steve) Buss, Dean Kroening, Scott Kroening, Gregory (Jaquline Hufford) Kroening; great-grandchildren: Alexis, Brett and Riley Hofmann, Nick (special friend Sharon), Brandon (Tonya) and Nicole Brehm, Morgan, Gabby, Kendall, Gavin, Cameron, Austin Buss and Dejuan Cameron, Hunter and Amber Bunnell and Trevor, Jamie and Justin Craven, Electra and Damien Dejesus, and Maycee and Kendae Kroening. She is further survived by her nephew, Scott (Jill) Siebert. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter, Susie Buss; her sister, Bev Siebert; her grandson Jayson Bunnell, as well as two infant grandsons.
A private funeral service for Germaine will be held by her family.
Germaine is finally reunited with the love of her life, Leonard.