BELLWOOD — Betty Romshek, 82, of Bellwood, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Bellwood. The Rev. Ben Holdren will be the celebrant. Committal will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery-Marietta. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, with a 7 p.m. rosary, and 9-10 a.m. Saturday, all at the church. Lunch will follow in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.
Betty Jane Romshek was born on June 20, 1935, in Ashland. She lived and attended grade school in Ashland before moving to Bellwood in 1948. There she attended Bellwood High School, graduating in 1953. It was also here where she met the love of her life, Ralph Romshek. The two were united in marriage on Aug. 13, 1953, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Bellwood. From this union, two sons were born Douglas M. Romshek and Daniel L. Romshek.
The couple lived in Columbus for several years after marrying before settling down in the rural Bellwood area. Together they built a family, farm and fulfilling life. Betty, who had always lived in town, began the life of a farm wife. She learned to milk cows, farrow hogs and clean chickens, all while raising her two boys. Betty also worked as a cook at Bellwood Elementary for almost 20 years before retiring.
Betty enjoyed co-ed bowling league, attending shows at Aksarben, gardening and making her signature tomato juice. She and Ralph were avid Nebraska fans. She regularly attended Nebraska football and baseball games, watched Nebraska volleyball as often as possible, and traveled to numerous Nebraska football bowl games. She was a member of St. Peter’s PCCW and she and Ralph belonged to the infamous Bellwood “Anniversary Club.”
Betty’s greatest love of all was for her family. She always put the needs of her family before her own. She was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and caretaker. Betty spent her last years caring for her husband, Ralph. Together, she and Ralph experienced everything life had to offer, both good and bad. They were united in marriage for 63 years before Ralph’s passing in January 2017.
Betty is survived by her sons Douglas (Crystal Henrichs) and Daniel Romshek of Bellwood; brother Ron (Peg) Sherman of Rising City; grandson Dusty (Brittani) Romshek of Columbus; great-grandchildren Neleigh and Callen Romshek of Columbus; sister and brother-in-laws Christina Tillman of Ashland, Josephine Feaster of Lincoln, Jack (Betty) Romshek, Mary Pat Romshek and Roy From, all of Bellwood; and many nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Romshek; mother Bess Tillman-Sherman; stepfather Floyd Sherman; brother Bud Tillman; grandson Mark Romshek; and sister and brother-in-laws Pete and Elma Nicolas, Leonard and Bernice Nicolas, Jerome and Millie Beringer, Cora Lee From and Keith Feaster.
Kracl Funeral Chapel-David City is in charge of arrangements.
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