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Floyd B Romens

April 15, 1930 — January 24, 2011

Floyd B. Romens, age 80, of Hayward, WI, passed away quietly in his sleep on Monday, January 24 2011 at Golden Valley Living Center in Hayward, WI.Floyd Bernard Romens was born on April 15, 1930, and good naturedly endured the resulting tax day/birthday ribbing from then on. He was born at home in Goodrich, WI, the firstborn of the late Sylvester Francis Romens and Mary Ann (Marie) Weiler. He had 7 siblings. He married Joan Lucy Romens (Friemoth) on February 25, 1954, who went to the Lord on August 6, 2009. They have 6 children.Floyd served with honor in the Korean War as an artillery sergeant. He was discharged in 1953, and went to work on his education at UW Madison. After school, he worked in HVAC, eventually building Midwest Heating and Air Conditioning into one of the premier HVAC companies in Madison. He was a noted and respected businessman, active in his home church of St Bernards Catholic Church, and an avid card player, golfer and sportsman. He was a life-long member of the American Legion and Knights of Columbus. He eventually retired to Neillsville, WI with Joan in 1994, and spent many happy years between there and Hayward, WI fishing, hunting, and enjoying a wide circle of friends and family. Upon Joans death, he moved permanently to Hayward to live with his son, Jeff.He is survived by two sons: Jeff (Joyce) Romens of Hayward, WI and their children Carrie Romens and Alissa (Romens) Dryer and Gregg (Suzi) Romens and their children, Tyler and Andrew Romens of Colorado Springs, CO; by four daughters: Linda (Marc Steinberg) Romens of Taos, NM; Kathryn (Don) Hawkins of St. Augustine, FL; Janet (Mike) Roessler and their children Nicole, Stephanie, and Kyle Roessler of Cross Plains, WI, and Margaret (James Horton) Romens of Columbus, WI, and by one great grandson, Jonah Roessler, son of Nicole Roessler. He is further survived by three sisters: Marion Romens, Jeannie Ticsay, and Marcy (Ray) Neilsen, and two brothers: Ken (Donna) Romens and Caroll Romens.Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a brother and sister: Lois (Charles) Jahne and Lee (Beverly) Romens.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday February 3, 2011 at St Marys Catholic Church in Neillsville. Father Joseph Follmar will be the celebrant. Providing music will be Ronald Resong, organist and the St Marys Choir. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday prior to the service at St. Marys church. Interment will be in St Marys Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Neillsville Veterans Council.Serving as casket bearers will be: Jeff Romens, Gregg Romens, Tyler Romens, Mike Roessler, Ken Romens, and Marc SteinbergIn Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to American Legion Post 73, 6 Boon Blvd., Neillsville, WI 54456
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