Charles Romshek, 91, of David City, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at David Place in David City.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Bellwood with the Rev. Ben Holdren, Celebrant officiating.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the church. Visitation will also be held Saturday one hour prior to services at the church. Committal will take place in the Presentation Cemetery in Marietta. Lunch following in the church hall.
Memorials may be made in care of the family for future designation.
Charles was born March 30, 1927 in Bellwood to George and Minnie (Smith) Romshek. He graduated from Bellwood High School in 1945. On April 12, 1950 he married Margaret Stevens at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in David City.
Charles loved spending time with family and he and Margaret had 11 foster children over the years. Everyone remembers the fine example they set, being such a loving couple, always holding hands and enjoying their marriage of 64 years. They were inseparable. Charles and Margaret spent many Saturday nights dancing. They met at a wedding dance.
Charles started farming right out of high school facing many difficult times, but still farmed for just short of 50 years. Charles drove the school bus for David City Public Schools for 35 years. Looking forward to every sporting event and activity. If his children or grandchildren had an activity Charles was there to attend. Always on the go. Even after moving to the assisted living, Charles was anxious to go. If he knew someone was coming for him he sat by the door waiting. His greatest joy was driving around looking at crops and farms.
He is survived by nine children, Pat (Dean) Hilderbrand of David City, Judy (Steve) Remmers of York, Nancy (Vic) Sowl of Henderson, Jane Romshek of Lincoln, Jeff (Marci) Romshek of Bellwood, Bill (Amy) Romshek of Gibson City, Ill., Marty (Tricia) Romshek of Bellwood, Buffy Romshek of Omaha and Jackie (Robert) Hildebrand of Pickford, Mich.; one sister, Katherine Hampton of Munnford, Okla.; 28 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Romshek; his parents; two brothers, George (Dorothy) Romshek and Donald Romshek; one sister, Doris (Art) Meier and two grandchildren Jay and Kiann.
Kracl Funeral Chapel of David City in charge of arrangements