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Germaine Gotshall


Germaine Gotshall 11-21She was born in Gloucester, Mass., daughter of the late Ralph and Jessie Jensen.

She graduated from Gloucester High School, class of 1948, and Framingham College in Massachusetts. After completing an internship in Michigan, she became a registered dietician. She worked at Boston General Hospital and was later employed as a civilian for services in the United States Air Force, and traveled worldwide until she retired in Panama City, Fla. 

She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hershey, where she was very involved and enjoyed singing in the church choir, and she was also a former member of the Hershey Community Chorus. Other memberships include AARP, NARFE and she was a lifetime member of the Members of the American Dietetic Association. She enjoyed dancing, crossword puzzles, cross stitch, knitting, cooking and cruises.


In August 2012, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Joseph S. Gotshall.

She is survived by a sister-in-law Ruth Ann Sheaffer of Harrisburg; niece Cindy Sheaffer; nephew Gary Sheaffer and his wife Patty; and a cousin Sarah Larson and her husband Richard of Mountville, Maine.

Funeral services were held on Thursday at her church. Interment was in Middletown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 212 Cocoa Ave., Hershey, PA 17033.

Arrangements by Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Hershey.

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