David Alan German, dearly loved brother, born April 11, 1951, in Christopher, IL passed into his Heavenly home while on his knees, hands folded in prayer on December 12, 2021, at his home in Rockford, IL. He was 70 years old.
David was the son of Tona O. (Struble) and Henry E. German Sr., who preceded him in death as well as three brothers, Henry E. German Jr., Thomas R. German, Donald G. German, and one brother-in-law, Douglas Rice.
David grew up in Benton, Illinois. After graduating from Benton High School in 1969, he went to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington D.C. While there he married and had a son. He returned to Southern Illinois and attended Southern Illinois University. He was employed by North Benton Baptist Church for 17 years, also worked for Franklin WIlliamson Human Services as a Crew Supervisor. He later moved to Rockford, Illinois. He was employed and recently retired from Syncreon, Inc. in Belvidere, Illinois.
He is survived by one son, David E. German II, a grandson, four sisters, one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law. They are Joyce and John E. Conner of Watseka, IL; T. Roberta Vietti of St. Paul, MN; Maureen E. Rice of Benton, IL; Sandra L. Zippe of Loves Park, IL and Carol A. German of San Antonio, TX.
David was the proud uncle of thirteen nieces and nephews, Timothy German, Patrick German, Michael German, Joelle Conner Nelson, Jonica Conner Suver, Janessa Conner, Anthony Vietti, Peter Vietti, Joy Vietti Langenburg, Elisabeth Rice Fung, Daniel Rice, Shante` Zippe Mulder and Matthew Zippe. He is also survived by an aunt, Bette Struble of Watseka, IL, an uncle Sam Kraft of Benton, IL and numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
David professed faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age. He was a bi-vocational pastor of Forest Baptist Church of Benton, Illinois for fourteen years. He loved Jesus, his family, his friends, dogs, movies, fishing, backyard whiffle ball, baseball-especially the Dodgers, and he loved to make people laugh. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 9th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday, April 10th at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton, Illinois with Pastor Anthony Vietti of Northwood Church, Redwood Falls, MN, officiating. The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home of Benton will be in charge of arrangements.
Memorials can be made to the Carmi Baptist Children's home in Carmi, Illinois.
For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com