Jerome Romie' Wenisch
Jerome "Romie" Walter Wenisch, 61, of Ponsford died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006 in Mahnomen. He was born Aug. 16, 1944 to Ervin and Elizabeth Wenisch in Sleepy Eye. He attended many school in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas. He joined the US Navy in Dece...
Jerome "Romie" Walter Wenisch, 61, of Ponsford died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006 in Mahnomen.
He was born Aug. 16, 1944 to Ervin and Elizabeth Wenisch in Sleepy Eye. He attended many school in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas. He joined the US Navy in December 1961 and served aboard the USS Charles P. Cecil. The ship was part of the naval blockade around Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early '60s. He was honorably discharged in December 1965. He returned to Minnesota and worked for the U-Haul Corporation in Shakopee building trailers. He later started his own welding business in Shakopee. He moved to Ponsford where he farmed and logged.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW and St. Theodore's Catholic Church in Ponsford.
He is survived by three sons, Scott (Nina) of Prior Lake, Romie Paul (Diane) of Norwood/Young America and Buddy Gene of Callaway; daughter, Misty Dawn of University of North Dakota; four sisters, Patricia (Bob) Fischer, Marlene (Izzy) Mahowald and Charlotte (Billy) White, all of Menahga and Germaine (Richard) Lebens of Eagle Lake; brother, Robert (Donna) of Jordan; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Friday, March 3 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Park Rapids with Father Dennis Wieland officiating. Music will be led by the Allelujah Choir and the organist will be Helen Fischer. Special music will include "Here I Am Lord," "Be Not Afraid," "I Am The Bread Of Life" and "On Eagles Wings."
Casketbearers: Cindy Whelan, Holly Loe, Brian Fischer, Kevin Wenisch, Mike Jackson and Shane Mahowald.
Interment: St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery
Military honors will be provided by the All Veterans Memorial Burial Team under the direction of Buster Eischens. Ray Vaadeland will play the Naval anthem and Taps.