Gary Romereim

April 9, 1951 - May 26, 2016


Visitation: Visitation with family present will be Monday from 2-5 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 at Canton United Methodist Church.

Dad Photo Gary Romereim photo          Gary Wendell Romereim, age 65, died Thursday May 26, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 at Canton United Methodist Church.  Visitation with family present will be Monday from 2-5 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

          Gary was born in Canton, SD on April 9, 1951 to Ralph and Mavis (Enstad) Romereim. He was baptized and confirmed at Canton Lutheran Church. He attended Sunnyside number 5 country school until the school closed, then attended C. C. Jacobson Elementary and Canton High School, graduating in 1970.

          Gary married Wilma Van Den Top on June 8, 1972 at her parents’ farm. Together they lived and farmed in the Canton area for nearly 44 years. Gary started farming with his dad as a young boy and never lost his love of the land. He started raising cattle and built a herd of Herefords that were his pride and joy.  In addition to his love of Herefords, he also loved to collect Allis­Chalmers tractors. Gary shared his endless love of farming with family and friends, including serving 25 years as a leader of the Dakota Farmers 4-H club.

          He served on the boards of Canton Township, Lutheran Cemetery, Lincoln County 4-H and the Canton Township Rural Fire Department.  Gary also volunteered his time with the Lions Club and was a member of the South Dakota Farmers Union. He was a member of Redeemer Free Lutheran Church.

        Grateful for having shared his life are: his wife- Wilma; his sons- Chris (Karla), Omaha, NE and Randy (Cheryl), Rosemount, MN; three granddaughters- Caiolyn, Kira, and Clara; one grandson- Gage; sisters- Pat (Tom) Parsons, Carol Tousignant, Cheri (Paul)Gasser, and Susan Lottman; brother- Warren (Mary). Gary also has a host of nieces, nephews, and numerous friends whom he enjoyed spending time with. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law Cheryl Van Den Top; and brothers-in law, Roger Tousignant and Jet Hieronymus.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you Wilma you had a very good man and he will be missed alot

  2. Wilma, Chris and Randy….

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your families. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek during this difficult time. Gary was a great husband, father, friend and neighbor. His smile, laugh and coffee sessions with my dad and the surrounding neighbors are a memory I am sure I will never forget! I can still see them on drinking coffee and telling jokes! Love you all!

  3. So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  4. Wilma and family, please know how saddened I am to hear of Gary’s death. I did not realize how close in age he and I were. You are in my thoughts and I will be praying for you that the Lord would give you His peace and comfort. I hope to see you in July – early August when I attend the all-high reunion.

  5. Wilma and Family,
    Sorry to hear the news of Gary, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. We are so very sorry for your loss…May you feel God’s Love and Peace surround you today and in
    the days ahead
    Greg and Penny Hemmingson

  7. May God’s peace be showered on you during this great time of sorrow. But we must rejoice that through God’s grace Gary has won the race and is the victor over death. We will greatly miss his gentle spirit and love for this family.

  8. Wilma and family,
    So sorry for your loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. Gary was an awesome man who deeply loved his family.
    Our family’s hearts grieve with you as you journey this road. Love you all so much!
    Your sis,
    Carol Hieronymus

  9. So sorry to hear of the passing of Gary. Always enjoyed talking to him during harvest. He will be missed by many. God Bless.

  10. Very sorry on your loss. We love you and are praying for you all.