Romanus Krenzel, 72, Norwich, formerly of the Orrin area, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Anamoose on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at Hertz Funeral Home of Harvey today, Oct. 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. Prayer services will be at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Anamoose, today at 7 p.m. Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Orrin.
Romanus was born Dec. 5, 1940, near Orrin. He was the son of Otto and Catherine (Schneider) Krenzel. He grew up near Orrin and attended school in Orrin and graduated from Anamoose High School in 1960. He entered the Army on April 15, 1964, and was honorably discharged on April 4, 1966. He returned to North Dakota and was a laborer on construction sites. He joined the Local 563 labor union and worked on air bases and also at missile sites in the Minot, Nekoma and Grand Forks areas. He also worked on pipeline construction projects in North Dakota and Minnesota and numerous power plant sites in North Daakota. He moved to a farm near Norwich in 1986, where he spent the remainder of his life.
Romanus attended St. Leo's Catholic Church in Minot. He was a 50-year member of the local 563 labor union. Romanus enjoyed fishing, gardening, and took great pride in raising his farm animals, including, pigs, ducks, geese, chickens, and pygmy goats. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
Romanus is survived by: his brothers, Joseph (Sharon), of Harvey, Tony (Debbie), of Grand Forks, Rudolph (Regina), of Berghiilem, Germany, and Leo, of Orrin; one sister, Agnes Krenzel, of Orrin; sister-in-law, Karen Krenzel, of Harvey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Romanus was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Hugo, and twin brothers Otto and Pius. Romanus passed away Friday, Oct. 4, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis after a lengthy illness. Romanus will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.