Joseph Lyle Rohmiller was born Sept. 14, 1929, at Mapleton, the son of Fred and Helen (Brummer) Rohmiller. Joe was raised in the Mapleton area where he also attended school. Joe was united in marriage to Louise Turman on May 11, 1950 in Sioux City. He served his country in the United States Army from February 1952 until his honorable discharge in July 1954. Following his discharge from the service, Joe returned to Sioux City where he worked at the Sioux City Stock Yards for 10 years. In the early 1960s Joe and Louise farmed in Lincoln Township for many years. In 1975, they purchased a farm in America Township where they farmed and raised hogs and cattle. Joe and Louise celebrated 50 years of marriage in May 2000. She passed away in March 2001.
Joe always took great pride in his farm. He was very meticulous from planting to harvesting. He loved to raise horses. In his 50s, Joe learned how to rope cattle. He and Father George even ventured in owning a few racehorses.
Survivors include his four children: Clayton Rohmiller of Merrill, Scott Rohmiller, Pam Rohmiller, and Laurie and her husband Dave Lamb, all of Le Mars; 10 grandchildren: Kelli, Kim, Neil, Anna, Albert, Daisy, Marcy, Janet, Dory, and Sara Rohmiller; a great-granddaughter, Bailey Hart; two brothers, Lloyd Rohmiller and his wife Lois of Sioux City, and Ron "John" Rohmiller and his wife Mary of California; three sisters, Elaine Rickert of Denison, Marcele Munson of Sioux City, and Noreen Schmidt and her husband Dick of Sioux City; a very special friend, Roxeanne John; and several nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Helen (Brummer) Rohmiller; his wife, Louise in March 2001; a son, Robert in 1988; a daughter, Betty Lou in infancy; a granddaughter, Katie Marie Rohmiller in 2005; five brothers and sisters: Bernard Rohmiller, Gerald "Ton" Rohmiller, Pat Bohlman, Darleen Nolen, and Gertrude Swanger.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Interment will follow Mass in Calvary Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitations will be after 3 p.m. today (Friday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with a parish rosary at 4 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. Scriptural wake service at the funeral home. Visitations will continue Saturday morning at the church from 9 a.m. until service time.
Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.