Highland: Obituaries

Freeman Rommerskirchen, 86

Freeman “Bud” Rommerskirchen, 86, of Highland died on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Breese Nursing Home.
Freeman “Bud” Rommerskirchen, 86, of Highland died on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Breese Nursing Home.

Freeman “Bud” Rommerskirchen, 86, of Highland died on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Breese Nursing Home.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 5 and from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6 at Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6 at Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas, with the Rev. Keith Berry, pastor of Last Days Ministry in Alhambra, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Greenville.

He was born on July 17, 1928 in Pocahontas to Frank and Lena (Wafflard) Rommerskirchen. On March 14, 1954, he married Deloris Carter at the Assembly of God Church in Pocahontas. She survives.

He was a member of the Teamsters and was a truck driver for Cassens Transport Co. for many years. He owned and operated the Wikiup Motel in Pocahontas. He also drove school buses in Pocahontas and Highland.

He is also survived by his children, Curtis (Ruth Ann) Rommerskirchen of Pocahontas, Karen (Martin) Wilfong of Pocahontas and Steven Rommerskirchen of Bethalto; grandchildren, Eric Rommerskirchen, Ian (Lee Anne) Rommerskirchen, Scott (Erin) Wilfong, Daniel (Kathryn) Wilfong, and Andrew (Rachel) Wilfong, William, Valerie, Elizabeth and Isaac Rommerskirchen; step-grandchildren, Makayla and Paul “PJ” Diebold; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Hayden Marie Rommerskirchen, Scottie, Amelia, Karoline, Drake, EmmaLeigh, and HaLeigh Wilfong; and a sister, Edna Clanton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank Jr., who died in infancy, Bobby and Simon Rommerskirchen.

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church or Last Days Ministry.

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