Wilmer Rome, 91, Victoria, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society of Hays.
He was born Dec. 16, 1925, in Victoria to Jacob M. and Eva (Weigel) Rome. He was a lifetime resident of Victoria and attended Victoria High School.
He married Valeria Wittman on May 1, 1945, in Vincent. She preceded him in death May 26, 1999. He worked 12 years at the Carter Block Plant in Russell, then he was a cigar salesman for the Niles & Mosher Co. 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, Sunflower Polka Club and the Basilica of St. Fidelis.
Survivors include a 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, and Betty Hansen and Roger Ferland, Hays; a son-in-law, Floyd Windholz, Victoria; a brother-in-law, Olmer Wittman and wife, Mildred, Hays; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Diana Waldschmidt and husband, Ronald, and Sherolyn Windholz; three brothers, Clarence Rome and wife, Lydia, Wilfred Rome and wife, Fidelia, and Gilmore Rome; and two sisters, Lucy Geist and husband, Anselm, and Henrietta Dinkel and husband, Gerard.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; inurnment in St. Ann Cemetery, Walker.
Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the basilica.
Memorials are suggested to Good Samaritan Society of Hays.
Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS, 67601, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.