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Roman E. Middendorf (1930 - 2013)

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Roman Middendorf

Roman E. Middendorf, 83, of St. Libory, Ill., born June 20, 1930, in St. Libory, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Roman was a retired electronic technician from Civil Service; a member of St. Liborius Catholic Church in St. Libory, Ill., and a Korean War U. S. Air Force veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elizabeth, nee Korte, Middendorf; three sisters, Lydia Luecking, Germaine Reuss, and Leona Carter; and a brother, Hugo Middendorf.

Roman is survived by a sister-in-law, Dorothy Middendorf of Lenzburg, Ill.; special cousin, Jeanette Middendorf of St. Libory, Ill.; and numerous nieces, nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

"In Memorial to a Veteran"

"Our Uncle"

If we didn't give you honor

While you were here to hear the praise

Then at least let's give you homage

At the ending of your days.

You didn't do much talking

You didn't ask for praise

But Korea really happened

So thanks for the service that you gave.

You held no dreams of fortune vast

Nor sought undying fame

You did not ask when life was past

That many know your name.

Oh gentle loving man so humble in nature

In your quiet little way

You did your best

To be kind with every gesture.

Now God looked around his garden

And found an empty place

He then looked down upon the earth

And saw this soldier's tired face.

He put his arms around you

And lifted you to rest

God's garden must be beautiful

He always takes the best.

He saw the road was getting rough

And the hills were hard to climb.

So He closed this soldier's tired eyes

And whispered "Peace be Thine."

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you didn't go alone

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.

Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Visitation: There is no visitation.

Funeral: A private funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at St. Liborius Catholic Church in St. Libory with Father Paul Nwanegbo officiating. Interment will be in St. Liborius Catholic Cemetery in St. Libory, Ill.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Oct. 29, 2013
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