Obituary – Roman H. Burbach

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HARTINGTON — Roman H. Burbach, 94, Hartington, died July 15, 2014, at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.

Visitation and a vigil service were July 18 at Holy Family (Sts. Peter and Paul) Catholic Church, Bow Valley, and continued one hour prior to the Mass at the church Saturday.

Mass of Christian Burial was July 19 at Holy Family (Sts. Peter and Paul) Catholic Church, Bow Valley, with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial was in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Bow Valley.

Pallbearers were Keith Kramer, Jon Robinson, Eric Pokorny, Seth Pokorny, Blair Pokorny, Cody Burbach, David Burbach, Travis Burbach and Corbin Burbach.

Honorary pallbearers were Roman’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.

Roman Henry Burbach was born July 2, 1920, in Bow Valley, to Matthias and Frances (Heimes) Burbach. He grew up and lived in the Bow Valley area all his life where he farmed. Roman served in the U.S. Army during WWII from Sept 29, 1942, until being honorably discharged Dec. 3, 1945. He served with the 327th Field Artillery Battalion. After returning home, he continued to farm. Roman married Roseline C. Guenther June 24, 1952. They raised a family of 11 children on the farm. Roman has lived at Majestic Bluffs, Yankton, for the past two years.

Roman belonged to Holy Family Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Hartington VFW Post #5283. He loved his horses and giving rides with his team of horses and wagon. He also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.

Roman is survived by his wife of 62 years, Roseline, Yankton, S.D; four daughters, Esther Robinson, Yankton, S.D.; Arlene and Steve Kramer, Omaha; Beverly and Don Hoebelheinrich, Yankton, S.D.; Norma and Bruce Pokorny Yankton, S.D.; seven sons and spouses, Donovan and Deena Burbach, Hastings; Dale and Mary Burbach, Crofton; Kelly and Beth Burbach, Coleridge; Floyd and Julie Burbach of Tabor, SD, Leo Burbach and fiancé Bonnie L. Hisek of Yankton, SD, Arlo Burbach of Scotland, SD and special friend, Connie Thompson, Laurel; Lee Burbach, Malcolm; 26 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Albert Guenther, and wife, Janice, Norfolk; sisters-in-law, Anna Wortmann, Hartington, and Rosemary Guenther, Crofton.

Preceding him in death were his parents; five brothers and spouses, Anthony and Lucy (Kramer) Burbach, Werner and Marjorie (Backman) Burbach, Edward and Irene (Huss) Burbach, Hubert and Rita (Albrecht) Burbach, and Sylvester and Loretta (Hess) Burbach; five sisters and spouses, Josephine and Alphonse Ramiel, Margaret Burbach in infancy, Margaret and Alphonse Wortmann, Veronica and Vincent Klug, and Marcella and Vincent Kneifl; son-in-law, Rodney Robinson; and grandson, James Robinson.