NEW RICHMOND, Wis. – Robert 'Bob' Rompf, 89, of New Richmond, Wis., formerly of Somonauk, passed away on Nov. 23, 2013, at Our House Assisted Living in New Richmond.|
Born Dec. 23, 1923, in Somonauk, the son of Irving E. and Ruth (Reding) Rompf, Bob was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Somonauk.
He married the love of his life, Avis F. Adams, on June 25, 1944. Together they raised three children: Jill (Tom) Krapausky, Janet (Arnie) Parchert and Jon Rompf. That blessed union ended 68 years later with the passing of Avis in June of 2012 and Bob was never the same. He lost his soulmate.
Bob was self-employed as a farmer on the family homestead farm north of Somonauk. He also was a member of the Teamster, worked for Stahl Construction in DeKalb and drove a concrete truck full-time for Tri-County concrete in Sandwich.
Bob was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sandwich. He served on the Somonauk School Board for 20 years, was a Somonauk Fire Department Trustee for 20 years and a member of Edgebrook Country Club.
He was a devoted Christian, husband, parent, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his daughters, Jill Krapausky of Somonauk and Janet Parchert of New Richmond; grandchildren, Carl (Olivia) Parchert, Adam (Lisa) Parchert, Rachel (Aaron) Hyman, Julie (Scott) Horsch, Shawn Smith, Tasha Krapausky, Robert L. Rompf and Jacob Rompf; two nieces, Judith Eck and Kathy McNary; three nephews, David Eck, James Eck and Kevin McNary; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Avis; son, Jon A. Rompf; sister, Gladys (Rompf) Eck; sister-in-law, Lois McNary; and brothers-in-law, Robert Eck and Edward McNary.
Visitation will be held at from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Beverage Family Funeral Home, 104 Terry St., Sandwich. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 2465 W. Sandwich Road, Sandwich, with Pastor David Kaul officiating.
It is Bob's request that memorials be directed to Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Nov. 26, 2013