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Goglin Funeral Home, Tripp
Friday July 8th, 2011
3:00pm - 7:30pm

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Saturday July 9th, 2011

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Lydia  Roemer

Rev. Theodore R. Bader
Rev. Fred Sprenger
Rev. Paul Opsahl
Rev. Dr. David Felton
Organist ~ Shelly Finck
Congregational Hymns
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
“Abide With Me”
“Beyond the Sunset”
Lydia’s Grandchildren and Great-Granddaughters
Myron Stoebner
Leon Reiner
Wayne Nuss
Keith Frey
Reno Stoebner
Keith Stoebner
Lydia Roemer was born to John George and Anna Marie (Deines) Giebelhaus on December 26, 1917 at Vegreville, Alberta, Canada.  After graduating from the 8th grade she attended the School of Agriculture at Vermillion, AB where she received a diploma in Home Economics.  On October 18, 1945, Lydia was united in marriage to Rev. Henry Roemer at the Salem Reformed Church near Vegreville, AB, Canada.  As a pastor’s wife she voluntarily served alongside her husband at this church and later at churches in Scotland, SD and Tripp, SD.  Lydia was active as church organist, secretary of the Women’s Guild, Sunday school teacher, choir member, planner of Children’s Day and Christmas programs and initiator of the annual potato supper at Frieden’s Reformed Church.  She was presented the Antoinette Brown Award in Oakland, California which is awarded to unordained women in the USA.  In addition to being a very dedicated homemaker, Lydia also gave piano lessons, was a 4-H leader, and made ceramics for Prairie People's Handicraft Market. She especially delighted in serving their home grown preserved fruits and vegetables.  Lydia passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD, having attained the age of 93 years, 6 months, and 9 days.
Grateful for sharing her life are her husband, Rev. Henry Roemer of Tripp; three children: Phyllis (Dennis) Schaefer, Platte, SD, Harold John Roemer, Calgary, AB, Canada, and Carolyn (Rev. Albert) Goldammer, Howard, SD; seven grandchildren: Brenden (Suzy) Schaefer, Tanielle (Joel) Sylvester, KyLee (Nick) Shoemaker, Josiah (Lindsey) Goldammer, Talitha Goldammer, Hannah Goldammer and Keleah Goldammer; two great-granddaughters: Lily Schaefer and Addison Sylvester; two brothers: Daniel (Elizabeth) Giebelhaus and John (Katie) Giebelhaus, both of Vegreville, AB, Canada; and one sister, Martha (Francis) Everett of Wainwright, AB, Canada. 
Lydia was preceded in death by her parents, brother William Giebelhaus and sisters Bertha Roberts and Leah Schwindt. 

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I have wonderful memories of Lydia and want you, Henry, to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my Cathy four years ago and I still miss her every day. I know you will miss Lydia too and we do learn to live again while rejoicing for the many memories that can never be taken away from us. God bless you Henry, and all your family. Marilyn Bertsch, of Yankton, is here visiting me at my summer Cottage in the Black Hills. She also knows what it means to lose a loved one and joins me in wishing you God's blessings and comfort. Dwight

Dwight D. Snesrud Jul 18 2011 7:27 PM

Phyllis and Family: So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. It was so nice to see you and visit during our reunion. Enjoyed seeing pictures of your children and grandchildren. God be with you. Sharon

Sharon Schmidt Ugland Jul 15 2011 11:26 AM

Harold & family, I'm so sorry to read about your mother dying. I wanted you know you're in my thoughts. I've been remembering USD/S. It was good a special time in our lives. Lonn Sweet has been in the Yankton area. Gwen (Bovee)Van Gerpen

Gwen (Bovee) Van Gerpen Jul 10 2011 7:07 PM

Henry and family, our prayers go out to you. Lydia was a special lady, one we were glad to get to know. Blessings, Pastor Del and Sue Neumeister

Del Neumeister Jul 9 2011 4:27 PM

Dear Reverend, Phyllis, Harold, Carolyn and families, My deepest sympathy to each of you. Lydia was a wonderful, loving woman that had a great impact in my life and that of our family (Reno & Sandra Stoebner), as did all of your family. I remember fondly a small ceramic rabbit that she gave me one year--I still have it and remember her every time I take it out. :-) Blessings and prayers to you all. In Him, Deb (Stoebner) Nyenhuis

Deborah (Stoebner) Nyenhuis Jul 9 2011 10:46 AM

Our prayers are with you as you celebrate Lydia's life. We are on Lake Superior, so will not be able to be with you on Saturday. We remember Lydia's excellent hospitality when we "dropped in" for church on Christmas break from seminary in 1969, to discuss Nelson's in-care status with the Association. We were invited to stay for dinner even though Lydia had had no time to plan ahead for guests. From that experience I resolved to follow her example and always keep a canned ham in the pantry! Grace and peace, Marilyn & Nelson

Revs. Nelson and Marily Stone Jul 8 2011 11:43 AM

Phyllis: You had sounded so hopfull that your mother had turned the corner this weekend -- I am sorry to hear that she has passed -- may God be with you all. Randy Heisinger

Randy Heisinger Jul 8 2011 10:01 AM

My sincere sympathy & condolences to Henry and families. Fond memories of both from many years ago at the country church, Salem Reformed, near our farm homes.

Gwen E. (Giebelhaus/Briel) Jones Jul 8 2011 6:54 AM

I was so saddened to hear of Lydia's passing! I remember her being so warm and loving to everyone she met and always welcomed me into her home. Phyllis, Harold, and Carolyn, your Mom was a wonderful, Godly woman, who loved each of you and your Dad unconditionally. You have been so very blessed!

Diane (Koth) Meyer Jul 7 2011 9:55 PM

Our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your dear wife, mother and grandmother. She was such a gentle and caring lady - always a smile and kind word. We so looked forward to our yearly visits while heading south each winter. Take care Uncle Henry, Phyllis, Carolyn, Harold and families and enjoy your memories every day. May the sadness you now feel soon be replaced with only the happy memories you all shared together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. XOX

Vic & Linda Bazley Jul 7 2011 6:29 PM

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