Celebrating the life of Robert J. Roman
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A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Prophetstown, IL, with Rev. Father Antoni J. Kretowicz officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 4th at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. Memorials to the Prophetstown Historical Society, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Prophetstown Emergency Services have been established.
Bob was born on November 15, 1936 in Sterling, IL, to Robert E. and M. Lucile (Johnson) Roman. He was educated in the Prophetstown schools. He married Juanita S. Sutton on June 6, 1959 in Prophetstown. She died February 14, 2012. He later married Diane J. Sommers-Holtz on May 25, 2013 in Erie, IL. Bob was first employed at Steel Ball in Sterling. He then sold cars for Schuler Motors in Morrison, IL, until his retirement in 2006. He was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Prophetstown. Bob was an active member of the Prophetstown Historical Society, and helped remodel some of the Historical Society building. When he was younger, he enjoyed racing go karts and building balsa wood airplanes. Later he enjoyed restoring and showing his antique cars. Bob was a handyman, lending a hand wherever needed. He enjoyed going to the river and camping. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Diane; three daughters, Deb Roman of Prophetstown, Kim (Brian) Smith of Prophetstown and Robin (Sean) Hicks of Pewaukee, WI; one son, Kent (Penny) Roman of Prophetstown; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; two sisters, Janice (Larry) Otis of Erie, IL and M. Christine Smith of Morrison, IL; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Jacki Roman of Prophetstown; one aunt, Norene Richards of Monticello, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Juanita; one brother, David A. Roman.
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Prophetstown, IL 61277
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Prophetstown, IL 61277