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John Howard Romsdal

    John Howard Romsdal
    John Howard Romsdal, 89, of Aurora, Nebraska passed away peacefully and surrounded by family August 23, 2022 at Athens Limestone Hospital in Athens, Alabama. 
    Howard (as he was known by to all) was born in Bradshaw, Nebraska on November 9, 1932 to Cecil and Mabel (Pearson) Romsdal.  He was a 1951 graduate of Bradshaw High School in Bradshaw, Nebraska where he resided with his wife until moving to Aurora in 2015. 
    Howard was married to Patricia (Jones) for 68 years.  They were blessed with four children, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  He served in the Naval Reserves for 8 years.  Howard worked as an electrician for over 40 years in the Bradshaw and York areas of Nebraska.  He was an avid ham radio and weather enthusiast.  He reported the weather for over 50 years to the U.S. Weather Service for the Bradshaw area.  In 2013 he received the Edward H. Stoll award for his diligent and continued voluntary support to the weather service.  He loved to garden, many times having enough to feed the family and their neighbors.  He was an avid model airplane enthusiast and Husker fan. Of course, his favorite time was spent with his family.
    Howard is survived by his wife Patricia Romsdal, Aurora, Nebraska.  His children: Sandra (Matt) Hoffman of Wait Park, Minnesota; Barbara (Terry) Giese of Estes Park, Colorado; Greg (Lynn) Romsdal of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee and Alan (Shari) Romsdal of Spring Hill, Tennessee.  Grandchildren: Josh (Jessica) Hoffman, Jake Hoffman, Jeremy (Kristen) Giese, Tyler (Sandi) Giese, Sara (Russ) Gallian, Laura Davis, Tanner (Katelyn) Romsdal, Nathan Romsdal, and Nicholas Romsdal.  Great grandchildren: Luke and Joe Hoffman, Cede and Marley Giese, Madison, Jacob, Noah and Hannah Gallian, Selby Davis and John Wells Romsdal.  Howard is preceded in death by parents Cecil and Mabel Romsdal, sister Mary Haase, and grandson Ethan Romsdal.
    Services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 1, 2022 at the United Methodist Church in Bradshaw, NE.  Pastors Michelle Reed and Ford Shenk will be officiating.  He will be honored with military rights.  A luncheon will follow at the Church.  A private family inurnment will be held in Plainfield Cemetery, west of Bradshaw. Cremation. No viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the John Howard Romsdal Memorial.  A donation will be made by the family at a later date.  

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