Howard Bernhard Rom

Howard Bernhard Rom

MADISON – Howard Bernhard Rom, age 82, went to his Heavenly Father on April 28, 2012.

He was born to Rev. Bernhard and Jeanette Rom on October 6th, 1929 in Madison,Wisconsin.

After graduating from East High School in 1947, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and Speech. In September 1951, he entered the Army
and was honorably discharged in 1953 having served in the Counter Intelligence Corp. Upon discharge, he entered the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1954, receiving a Master’s Degree in School Administration. After employment as Business Manager of Schools in Bayside-Fox Point, he became the Business Manager of Madison Area Technical College, attaining the position of Operation Administrator and Deputy Director. He retired in 1989.

Howard and Janice Walker were united in marriage on October 24th, 1953 and had 58 happy and loving years together. Howard was a family man first who provided unconditional love. He also encouraged a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ to each one in his family.

Howard is survived by his wife, Janice and his three children, Karren Rom of Madison, Eric (Bonnie) Rom of Gotham, Wisconsin and Christi (Bob) Branch of Downer’s Grove, Illinois and his 11 grandchildren: Molly Brennan, Jason, Aaron,
Natalie (Ian) Hall, Andrew, Joshua, Mary and Grace Rom, Adam, Jennifer and Allison Branch and two great grandchildren: Hannah and Jasher Hall. He is also
survived by his sister Margaret (Harold) Broman of North St. Paul, Minnesota, and sister-in-law Barbara Clinton of Madison, Wisconsin and nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6101 University Avenue, Madison at Noon on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Avenue, Madison from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 and also at the church from 11:00 AM until the time of service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Children Service Society, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53214 or Asbury United Methodist Church, 6101 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705.