(May 30, 1967 - March 8, 2018)
Ken “Toad” Roemmich, 50, passed away March 8, 2018, due to complications of diabetes and kidney failure at Timber Lake Care Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Toad was born May 30, 1967, to Sharon and Harlen Roemmich in Powell. He attended school in Cody and Powell. While in high school, Toad took part in football, wrestling and especially enjoyed swimming. He was co-captain his senior year for “The Ducks” at Powell High School.
After graduation, he was in the National Guard. He attended PIT for drafting in Phoenix for a short time and became an excellent EMT in Powell. He worked in the Cody hospital, as a cook in Yellowstone Park — just kind of kicked around as most young people do. The “move around” bug took him to Arizona, Nebraska, Wyoming and most recently Missouri. Toad hated the snow and wanted to live where he could ride his Harley more often.
Toad married Nicole Relka in 1999 in Alliance, Nebraska. In 2000 the light of his life, Kimarie Ann, was born. The marriage ended in divorce and from then on it was Toad and Kimi in anything life threw at them.
Toad battled diabetes his entire adult life and for the past several years, kidney failure, which resulted in dialysis. This led to the amputation of both legs just above the knee in 2016. He had recently started the process of being fitted for prosthetics and getting his special-made electric wheelchair. He really enjoyed the freedom his “Harley Chair” gave him. If you knew Toad, then you know that he tested it to see how fast it would go. The story was — he had it up to 30mph and then quit because if he hit a rock, the road rash for a man with no legs could be messy!
Toad's passions were Kimarie, riding the Harley with her (they even went to Sturgis once), and anything sports, especially the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals. His brothers called him “Stats” when it came to sports.
Toad is survived by his daughter Kimarie; mother Sharon Rice; sister Dona Burbank; brothers Tracy (Sandra) Fleury, JD (Terri) Roemmich, Mike Roemmich, John “Whiz” Roemmich and Zane (Penny) Rice; uncle Jim (Deb) Marmon; and aunts Sandra Beier and Shirley Roemmich, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Toad was preceded in death by the “Dad of his heart” Ken Rice; grandparents George and Bumps Marmon and Henry and Mabel Roemmich and Harlen Roemmich; brother Scott Rice; sisters-in-law Phyllis and Mary Roemmich and uncle Ron Beier.
We will miss that “silly Toad” smile, his crazy stories, his “Over Yonder” Christmas song and, most of all, his wonderful (sometimes naughty) sense of humor.
At Toad's request, cremation has taken place and no services are planned.
Condolences may be sent to Kimarie or Mike Roemmich at 4101 S. West Ave., Apt. 3, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 57105.