Wilbert P. Roemer

Wilbert P. Roemer of Hartford passed away Friday, July 27, 2007 at the Hartford Care Center. He was 84 years old. He was born Jan. 7, 1923 in the town of Rubicon to Paul and Esther (nee Lepien) Roemer. He married Anita Campbell on July 26, 1947 at St. Paulís Episcopal Church in the Town of Ashippun.

Wilbert was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hartford and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. He had a gift for singing. His wonderful voice was heard in the Hartford Community Choir, the Methodist Menísí Choir and the First United Methodist Church Choir. He also sang with menís quartets. He was instrumental in starting up the Hartford City Band following WWII. He was on the Band Board of Directors and President for many years. Wilbert served on the Saylesville School Board for 25 years.

He was on the board of directors for the Dodge County Holstein Association and founding member of the Dodge County Forage Council. He loved his farming career with his favorite breed of cattle being the Holstein. He received numerous awards for initiating and implementing progressive agricultural conservation practices. He loved his family, his work and his music.

Wilbert is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Anita; his children, George (Susan) of Rubicon, Sandra (Joe) Nadeau of St. Cloud, Minn., and Robin (Mark) Mills of Two Rivers; five grandchildren, Carey Nadeau (Ben Jarman), Paul (fiance Sara Myrhum), Jacintha, and Malaika (friend Dillon Jablonski) Roemer and Michael Mills; his sister, Dorothy Myron of Milwaukee; sisters-in-law, Ruth Roemer of Two Rivers, Elizabeth Hallowell of Indiana and Joan (Jack) Smith of Madison; and a brother-in-law, Robert (Harriet) Campbell of Ashippun. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant twins, and his brothers, Lester (Lydia) and Frederick Roemer.

The funeral service for Wilbert was Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at First United Methodist Church in Hartford with Rev. Verlin Wandrey officiating. Visitation was on Tuesday at the church prior to the service.

Interment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the First United Methodist Church in Hartford are appreciated.

Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford assisted the family.