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Jean M. Romang

Jean M. Romang Jean M. Romang


Jean M. Romang, 100, of Medford, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at Aspirus Care and Rehab, while under the care of Hope Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Medford United Methodist Church with Rev. John Hazen officiating. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated and may go to Hope Hospice of Medford.

Jean Marie Hennlich Edwards Romang was born Dec. 5, 1923, in Curtiss, to Anton (Tony) and Ina Hennlich.

She graduated from Owen High School and then married George H. Edwards in April 1944. Together they had four children, Gaylin (Kathy) Edwards, Georgia (Jim) Edwards-Horst, Judy (Randy) Boehm and Jill (Sonny) Pickreign.

Jean’s goal has always been to get to be 100. She wore many hats on her quest. She was a hard worker, wife, mother, homemaker, foreman for Weather Shield in Medford, a very active member of the Stetsonville Boxrucker Berry American Legion Post #519 Women’s Auxiliary, where she served as an officer receiving many state and national volunteer awards. She also worked at County Market in Medford as a Sampler, as a cook for the Stetsonville Centennial Hall, and as a church volunteer. Girl Scouts USA awarded her a special “Dreams Can Come True” badge after she donated her original Girl Scout Guide and Song Books to GS USA. Many of her dreams came true as she pursued reading, carving, painting, embroidering, woodworking, traveling, collecting rocking chairs and Santas, playing the organ, singing in the church choir, quilting, recording family genealogy, and then attempting to navigate the digital world in her 80’s. Because she viewed doing her civic duty very seriously, she voted well into her 90’s. Certain politicians got under her skin and caused her to grumble pretty loudly at times.

She loved her Green Bay Packers and was heard to yell at the TV when the games weren’t going the way she thought they should. Her personality bigger than life will be missed by many.

After her first husband, George, died in 1990, she married Don Romang in Athens, on March 5, 1995. He brought with him a “new family” of adult children, Sue (Bob) Heckendorf, Bob (Sandy) Romang, Scott (Vicki) Romang and RaNae (Mike) Marasco. Jean welcomed Don’s children into her life and greatly enriched their lives as well as his with her resilience and love of life. When faced with something that displeased her, she would often remark, “In a hundred years, who is going to care?”

She has left a large legacy in the 100 years she has lived and has touched the lives of many family members, friends, and acquaintances who care deeply about her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; sons, Gaylin Edwards and Bob Romang; sonin- law, Sonny Pickreign; grandsons, Alex and Anthony Edwards.

She is survived by her daughters, Georgia (Jim), Judy (Randy) and Jill; daughter-in-law, Cathy Edwards; the “new family”, Sue (Bob), Sandy, Scott (Vicki), and RaNae (Mike).

She is further survived by grandchildren, Laura Oppitz, Jeffrey (Molly) Horst, Felecia Wisniewski, Michael Horst, Amy (Rafael) Bonilla, Kristine (Paul) Arens, Melinda (David) Robinson and Brad (DeAnna) Heckendorf, Melanie (Brian) Pierzchalski, Heather Romang, Nicole (Jack) Smith, Ashley (Nathaniel) LeNoble, Bobbie Prechel, Moses (Anna) Marasco, Justin Boehm, Brad Boehm, Greg Boehm, and Megan Turner; great-grandchildren, Paige, Taylor and Griffin Radke, Alex and Emily Bonilla, Abigail, Alex and Paul Ahrens, Astrid Kjesbo, Suzi (Mike) Pine, Andrew and Alex Heckendorf, Allison Pierzchalski, Lydia, Ellie, Nathaniel Jr. and Evelyn LeNoble, Jared and Jonathon Garske, and Liam and Finn Smith, Jackson and Caleb Boehm, Clement Boehm, and Abigail Arens; one great-great-granddaughter, Harper Pine; nephew, Elmer (Chris) Romang; niece, Donna Mae Copeland Hill (Jack DeNormandie); special friends, Joyce and Jerry Ferguson.

Special thanks to staff at Aspirus Country Gardens, Aspirus Senior Care and Rehab and Hope Hospice and Palliative Care for caring so much.

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford is serving the family.

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