Mrs. Verna M. Romzek, 99 of Ruth, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019 at McLaren Thumb Region Hospital in Bad Axe.
She was born on August 8, 1919 in Harbor Beach to the late Theodore and Mary (Shubert) Nowiski. She married Louis Romzek on October 14, 1939 at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church in Harbor Beach. He preceded her in death on April 10, 1977.
Verna was a 8th grade graduate of the Schulte Country School. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church in Harbor Beach and worked on the family farm until she married Louis. They moved to Ruth and began farming and raising their family. Verna was a current parishioner at St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Isidore Parish in Parisville. She was employed by the parish for 20 years and worked hard at making sure the church, rectory and school were always clean. Verna enjoyed dancing, flowers, playing cards, puzzles, quilting and needle work. From the time Verna and Louis were married, she proudly hosted the family Christmas party every year.
Verna is survived by four children, Joann (Harold) Messing of Ruth, Thomas (Marlene) Romzek of Clarkston, Sally (David) Drossos of Bad Axe, James (Lori) Romzek of Bad Axe; 12 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; one brother, Melvin Nowiski of Bad Axe.
She was preceded in death by her son, Dale; great grandson, Joseph Perry Romzek II; 8 siblings; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am Wednesday, April 10 at St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Isidore Parish in Parisville, Rev. Todd Arnberg, pastor will officiate. Verna’s final resting place will be in the St. Mary Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Tuesday from 2:00-8:00 pm and Wednesday from 10:00-10:45 am at St. Mary Church only. There will be a rosary recited at 4:00 pm Tuesday by the St. Isidore Rosary Sodality and a parish vigil service at 6:00 pm. Both services will be at the funeral home.
Please consider directing your memorial donation to Verna’s family, care of Joann Messing.