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John B. Rombs

Aberdeen, SD

1934, 791, Lightning Creek, F-14 Member

John B. Rombs Sr.

Aberdeen: Mass of Christian burial for John B. Rombs Sr., 95, of Aberdeen will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2011, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Aberdeen. Father J. Joseph Holzhauser will be officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Schriver's Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.

Liturgical wake service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011, at the mortuary.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

John passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, at ManorCare Health Services.

John B. Rombs was born April 9, 1916, to Walter and Regina (Batch) Rombs at Aberdeen, where he was raised and attended Aberdeen Public Schools. He joined the CCC Camp and served in the Black Hills for a short time.

John returned to Aberdeen and married Mae Steers on May 31, 1937, in Aberdeen. John was employed with Northwestern Public Service for over 40 years. Mae passed away in 1992 and John continued to make Aberdeen his home.

John enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.

Surviving John are three sons: John Rombs Jr. of Aberdeen, Robert (Lynette) Rombs of Mandan, ND, and Edward (Alice) Rombs of Aberdeen; two daughters: Dorothy (Gary) Meyers and Mary Ann (Wayne) Harty, both of Aberdeen; one sister, Hilda Braun of Bozeman, MT; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, William; daughter-in-law, Pat Rombs; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters; and one brother.

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