Henry Roemmich


(Aug. 2, 2008)

Henry Roemmich died Saturday, Aug. 2, at his home in Cody, after a long battle with cancer.

Henry was born Jan. 14, 1916, in Streeter, N.D., to Henry and Sophie (Metzger) Roemmich. After completing eighth grade, he left school to farm with his father and uncles.

During the Depression, he moved to Montana with a brother to work sugar beets, then on to Powell, where he met his wife, Mabel Reichel. They were married in Billings on Nov. 20, 1938. The couple had three children: Harlen, Shirley and Sandra.

Henry is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years; son, Harlen Roemmich; daughters, Shirley Roemmich and Sandy Beier; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, two sisters, a brother and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, five brothers and two sister preceded him in death.

Visitation is from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody. Services are at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, at Ballard Funeral Home. Donations in Henry’s memory can be sent to Spirit Mountain Hospice, 707 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414.