Donald Georges Romeike

Donald Georges "Mike" Romeike, 6/23/1921-1/7/2013 Born and raised in NYC, Mike lived in Houston until 1961 when he moved to Friendswood; later to Wimberley, Texas. Mike was a highly decorated WWII veteran; proud recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, among other honors. In April 1945, Mike contributed to the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp. He studied abroad after WWII at the Sorbonne, attending various U.S. universities; played football for the University of Florida at Miami. He earned a Masters of Letters at University of Houston; mastering several languages. An avid chess player, he was a formidable opponent even at age 91. Mike served as a mounted Border Patrol officer, teacher, business owner, real estate broker and investor. Mike loved Mexico and traveled extensively there with his wife and daughter. Mike is survived by his wife, Delores Price Romeike and daughter, Elizabeth Romeike Salinas and husband, Pedro, of Wimberley, TX; only grandson, Christopher Lane Rogers, of Austin, TX; nephew Tom Morgan and wife Sharon of Lindale, TX; numerous great nieces and nephews. Private interment U. S. National Cemetery, Houston, TX.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on June 7, 2013