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Wilmer RomeDecember 11, 2017
Wilmer Rome, age 91, of Victoria, Kansas died Monday, December 11, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society of Hays. He was born December 16, 1925, in Victoria to Jacob M. and Eva (Weigel) Rome. He married Valeria (Wittman) on May 1,1945 in Vincent, Kansas. She died May 26, 1999.
He was lifetime resident of Victoria, attended Victoria High School and was inducted into the U.S. Navy. He worked 12 years at the Carter Block Plant in Russell, then he was a cigar salesman for the Niles & Mosher Company for 15 years. He was a car salesman for a few years at Ben F. Dreiling Motors in Hays, then he was a courier driver for eight years for Premier Carriers and ASAP Land Express until he retired in 2012. He was a member of the Hays American Legion, the Hays Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Sunflower Polka Club and The Basilica of St. Fidelis.
Survivors include one son, Randy Rome and wife, Julie, Landisville, PA; three daughters, Dorothy Taylor and husband, Leonard, Rapid City, S D; Donna Lovelady and husband, Stan, Plainville, KS; Betty Hansen and Roger Ferland, Hays, KS; one son-in-law, Floyd Windholz, Victoria, KS; one brother-in-law, Olmer Wittman and wife, Mildred, Hays, KS; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two daughters, Diana Waldschmidt and husband, Ronald; Sherolyn Windholz; three brothers, Clarence Rome and wife, Lydia; Wilfred Rome and wife, Fidelia; Gilmore Rome; two sisters, Lucy Geist and husband, Anselm; Henrietta Dinkel and husband, Gerard.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 9, 2018, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas. Inurnment will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery Walker, Kansas.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Friday, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis. Family suggests memorials to the Good Samaritan Society of Hays.
Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.
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