Barbara “Barb” L. Romig
Barbara “Barb” L. Romig 81, Gilman, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, under the care of Heartland Hospice.
Barb was born May 2, 1939, in Gilman, to Willard “Bill” and Mathilda “Tillie” (Wood) Beck.
She was a 1958 graduate of Cornell High School.
Barb married Darrell Romig Nov. 7, 1959, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cornell. She met Darrell at a dance at Koolmo’s Club and Ballroom, in Gilman.
After marriage, they lived and worked all their lives in Gilman. Barb and Darrell, along with Ted and Doris Romig, owned and operated the Gilman Theater, from 1955-88. Barb was the lady selling tickets at the box office.
She worked at Romig’s Hardware, as a clerk, and most notably, was the “ice cream lady,” as she served ice cream cones and malts to thousands of customers.
Barb enjoyed, and was involved with, many community activities, including, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, CBA, bowling league, Red Hats and Homemakers. She also volunteered her time as a driver for the Gilman Ambulance Service, for 19 years.
Her greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, especially teaching them how to play poker.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years – Darrell; children – Fred (Cheryl) Romig, Gilman, Lynn (Chris) Skabroud, Gilman, and Joan (Pam Hayes) Romig, Eau Claire; grandchildren – Derrick Romig, Jason (Kendra) Romig, Shelby (Wade) Hendricks, Kendall (Ryan) Jans, Camryn Skabroud, Dana (Julian) Handel, Jamie (John Pecinovsky) Isenberger and Dawn Romig; great-grandchildren – Rayanna, Cayden, Ethan, Abigail, Ella, Kaelyn and Hayden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother – Ken.
A funeral mass will be held Friday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m., at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Burial will follow at the Meadowbrook Cemetery in Gilman.
Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 10, from 4-7 p.m., at Gilman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service, at the church.
Plombon Funeral Service is assisting the family.