Monte Romine, 81, of Kennewick, Wash., passed away April 8, 2012, after battling cancer.
Monte was born in Rugby on May 1, 1930, to Jesse and Thelma (Olson) Romine. He grew up on a farm south of Rugby and graduated from Carrington High School in 1948.
He served in the Army in the Korean War from 1949-1952, earning a Combat Infantry Badge and two Bronze Service Stars. He graduated from Valley City State College in 1956 and taught and coached at the Junior High and Secondary levels in North Dakota and Oregon before retiring in the state of Washington.
Monte enjoyed sports, politics, reading and writing as well as socializing and gathering with friends and family. His fondest childhood memories were those of helping his grandfather with the haying, milking and fall harvesting. He will be missed by many special friends and family in Washington and North Dakota.
He is survived and remembered lovingly by: his sons, Jon Romine, Fargo, Jack Romine, Richland, Wash., and daughters, Jill Romine, Richland, Wash., Judy Romine, Bismarck, Janean (Tom) Johnson, Mandan; and his sister, Marjorie Sorge, Centennial, Colo.; and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Monte was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Jane Romine Oceguada, who lived in Anaheim, Calif.; brother, Milo Romine, Oakland, Calif.; and brother in-law, Elliot Sorge, who lived in Centennial, Colo.
A military memorial service will be held: July 2, at 11 a.m., at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.