Obit: Romens, Leon F. (1945 - 2008)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

Surnames: Romens, Rinehart, Allen, Pittman, Jones, Wieck, Behlman, Jolitz, Taylor, Oertel, Marean, Koch, Potter, Bolander, Wolski, Felix, Hanson

Wautoma Funeral Home (Wautoma, Waushara County, Wis.)

Romens, Leon F. (11 Mar. 1945 - 26 Mar. 2008)

Leon F. "Lee" Romens, age 63, of Wautoma, peacefully passed away Wednesday morning, March 26, 2008, at Wild Rose Hospital.

He was born on March 11, 1945 in Medford, the son of Woodrow and Evelyn (Rinehart) Romens. He married Karen (Felix) Allen on September 17, 2005 in Saxeville at St. John's Lutheran Church. Leon worked for many years in Milwaukee at Perlick Corporation. He later worked for Tom Van Handel Construction in Appleton as a grounds keeping supervisor. Leon was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Saxeville. He was a hardworking, caring man who enjoyed the outdoors and nature and would do anything for others. He will be loved and missed by those who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Allen-Romens, Wautoma; his mother, Evelyn Romens, Wautoma; three children, Roger (Laura) Romens, Slinger, Michelle "Micki" (Steve) Pittman, Rocky Mountain, NC and Kim ( ) ; three step-children, Teri (Alec) Jones, Winneconne, Lori (Scott) Wieck, Greenbush and Lisa (Jim) Behlman, Oshkosh; three grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren. Leon is further survived by his brothers and sisters, Delores (Jerry) Jolitz, Ripon, Ellen (LeRoy) Taylor, Milwaukee, , Audrey Oertel, Wautoma, Joanne (Vince) Marean, Colorado, Norbert (Jeanne) Romens, Amherst, David (Joan) Romens, New Berlin, Shirley (Ken) Koch, Abbotsford, Rodney (Debra) Romens, Dorchester and Reed (Geri) Romens, Pittsville his sister and brothers-in-law, Carol Romens, Neillsville, Daniel Bolander, Wisconsin, and Loren Potter, Michigan; his mother-in-law Irene Felix, three brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

Leon was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Romens, his sisters and brother, Janet Potter, Darlene Bolander, Duane Romens and Beverly Wolski. He was further preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, James Oertel and Norbert Wolski and his father-in-law, Rolland Felix.

A memorial service for Leon will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 11:00am in St. John's Lutheran Church, Saxeville with Pastor Bob Hanson officiating.

A memorial has been established.

The Leikness Funeral Home of Wautoma is assisting the family with the arrangements.



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