CENTERVILLE Jacob Floyd Romanchuk, 14, of Centerville, who was named after both of his grandfathers, died of injuries from a vehicle accident Friday, April 5.
Funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Centerville School gymnasium with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. A reception is at the Sand Coulee Fire Hall immediately following the burial. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Jacob was born on Oct. 13, 1998, in Great Falls, the son of Kevin and Kim Romanchuk. He lived in Sand Coulee and attended Centerville School where he was an eighth-grader. He was an 'A' student who participated in numerous extracurricular activities. He played the drums and the trombone in the Centerville Pep Band. Jacob was a talented athlete who lived to play sports. His favorite sport was football, but he also played basketball and joined the track team every year. Jacob was eagerly looking forward to starting high school and talked so anxiously about getting his driver's license almost every day.
Jacob was a member of The Holy Trinity Parish where he was baptized, confirmed and served on the altar since he was in the 3rd grade.
Jacob was FULL of life and had the most amazing sense of humor. He was a kind, entertaining, young man who brought many joys and much laughter to every life he touched. He had the most upbeat, inspirational personality, always happy and could make anybody smile with his own amazing and infectious ear to ear grin. Jacob was a friend to all without prejudice. He was a born leader!
Jacob had so many special interests. Some of his favorites included his motorcycle, hunting, fishing, camping and just about anything that had to do with the great outdoors, was also a great swimmer and loved to be in the water and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and cheered equally as loud for the Centerville Miners and the Montana Grizzlies. Jacob was just an amazing boy who put tremendous heart into everyday living. His family and friends were so important to him and he showed it with love and devotion.
Jacob was especially close to his parents and his 16-year-old sister, Jordan Romanchuk. Other survivors include grandmother, Linda Harding of Great Falls; grandfather, Terry (Diann) Boley of Kent, Wash.; Aunt Diane Boley of Great Falls; Uncle David and Aunt Sharon Skinner of Havre; Uncle Jason (Tiffany) Harding of Great Falls; Uncle Greg Romanchuk and Aunt Cindy (Eddie) Ingman, all of Sand Coulee; Uncle Brad (Colleen) Romanchuk; Aunt Connie (Chris McWilliams) Romanchuk; Aunt Jackie (Jamie) Clough, all of Great Falls; Aunt Allison and Uncle Ryan Crase and Aunt Judy and Uncle Vincent Burke, all of Kent, Wash.; and Aunt Bobi Baker of Great Falls.
Jacob came from a close family and will also be dearly missed by many cousins, Mandy, Heather and Erik Ingman; Athena Holloway; Kalvin, James, Anna and Karin Romanchuk and Jaden Clough. The friends who will miss Jacob are countless, but among his most special are best friends, Marty Luoma, Kade Landon and Delaney Gilbert.
Jacob was preceded in death by grandparents, Jake and Alice Romanchuk and Bruce Harding; great-grandparents, Bobbie and Duane Boley and Woody and Louise Skinner; great-grandmother, G.G. Carlson; and great-uncle, Robert Boley.
YOU WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH BUDDY…..ALWAYS!!!
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Centerville Booster Club, 693 Stockett Rd, Sand Coulee, MT 59472.
Condolences for the family may be posted on line at www.schniderfuneralhome.com.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Apr. 7, 2013