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Ricky Lynn Germanson

June 7, 2022 | 5 comments

Ricky Lynn Germanson, 67, passed away peacefully in his home on June 3, 2022, in La Crosse, WI. He was born on December 28, 1954 to Alice (Boisen) and Leland Germanson. He married Margaret Slonka on February 14th, 1985. Ricky enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17. He served in Vietnam. Afterwards, he worked with Jim Beranek Construction, Montgomery Ward in La Crosse and Colorado, and Elco Floor Service. Ricky loved going to his “office” the L&M Tavern.

Ricky is survived by his two children Lois Germanson and Tim (Katie) Germanson, two granddaughters Addilyn and Kylee; his brothers Gary (Patty) Germanson, John Germanson, Lee (Joann) Germanson, sister Debbie (Rick) Blankenship; many nieces and nephews Jaime-Katrina-Lindsey, Kelley-Marilyn-Darren, Zachery-Jacob, Zoey, Steven-Staci, Justin-Emilee-Brittany, and many great nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law Tim Slonka, sister-in-law Sue (Al) Blenka; Nieces Jennifer, Mandi, and Allison, Brother-in-law Mike Kopski. He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife Margaret Germanson, Grandparents Melvin and Dora Germanson, his parents Leland and Alice Germanson, mother-in-law Lois Slonka, sister-in-law Mary (Lisa) Slonka, son Joshua Germanson, sister-in-law Nancy Kopski, sister Dawn (Scott) Pate.

The family would like to thank Dr. Larry and Gundersen Hospice team that cared for Rick, everyone that was there for Ricky in his time, and everyone that came to visit. A celebration of life will be held at L&M Tavern at 12pm on June 9th.



  1. Linda Germanson

    May you rest in peace now Ricky. My prayers to all the family who I have known and loved.

    Linda Germanson

  2. Sue Schettle

    My thoughts are with you Lois and Tim.

  3. Dan Schwabenbauer

    Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

    • Mike Coady

      I remember as a kid…all of us Northsiders hung out at the Boys Club…Ricky and his older brother John were there quite often. They were two really good guys and fun to be around. Ricky was never at a loss for words and had a great sense of humor. Anyway…I give the Germanson family my deepest sympathies.

  4. Beth Harnish

    Thoughts and prayers to you Lois and Tim. I used to love chatting with you about your dad. I will always remember his kindness and big smile.


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