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Wallace “Wally” Norman Romsos

08/20/1934 — 04/14/2024

From Richland, WA | Born in Cameron, WI

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Wallace “Wally” Norman Romsos

Wallace (Wally) Norman Romsos, affectionately known as “wal”, died in Richland, WA on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at the age of 89.

Wally was born in Cameron, WI on August 20, 1934 to Marie (Winkler) and Ole Martin Romsos. He graduated from Cameron High School in 1952 and attended Dunwoody Memorial Institute in Minneapolis, MN. In 1954, he moved to Richland, WA and went to work for General Electric as an instrument technician. He worked for many different companies during his career, ultimately retiring from Energy Northwest in 1994 as a non-degreed Engineer. A tinkerer at heart, he continued to challenge himself with little projects around the house and took special pride in finding a use for something that others might have tossed away.

He married his high school sweetheart Carol Immerfall on May 27, 1955 in Richland Lutheran Church. Their faith was strong, and they remained lifelong, active church members.

Wally had many outside interests and hobbies, but his favorite pastime was FISHING. He particularly enjoyed fly fishing and spent many happy hours casting in the Columbia and Walla Walla Rivers.

Wally is survived by his daughter Sheryl (Steve) Senyk, granddaughters Kristen (Chris) Myers, Erika (Ian Hare) Senyk, great-grandson Camden Myers, brother Donald (Claudia) Romsos, sister-in-laws Jean Romsos, Nancy (Mike) Krantz, Linda Field, brother-in-law Bill Immerfall, and other loved family and friends. Preceded in death by wife Carol, son Michael, parents Marie and Ole Romsos, sister Marie (Robert) Bennett, brother (Robert Romsos), brother-in-law Ron (Jane) Immerfall, sister-in-law Lois Immerfall and brother-in-law Ken Field.

Wally was loved by many for his kindness, honesty, and humble nature. An introvert at heart, he most enjoyed real conversations with good friends. A special thank you to the staff of Richland Lutheran Church, Haven Home Health, Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels, Kadlec Medical Center, and friends and family that provided care and companionship to him over the years. He was very blessed, and he knew it.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. Location is Richland Lutheran Church, 901 Van Giesen St., Richland, WA 99354. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed as well as recorded for future viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Richland Lutheran Good News Media Ministry at the above church address, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels, or a charity of your choice.

Following the service, you can find the livestream recording here: Wallace “Wally” Romsos Service Recording

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  • Sheryl and family,

    I certainly enjoyed the brief time of my life where I was able to meet and know Mr. Romsos! He was truly a wonderful man!! Always positive, he definitely is in my list of people to see when I arrive in Heaven!!

    Tim Erickson
    May 15, 2024
    Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
  • Sheryl and family,
    It was a very nice service. I’m glad I got to see it.
    I wish Wal would have shared his love of fishing with me. We could have had some more fun conversations.
    Peace and love to all of you.
    Darcie

    Darcie Williams
    May 10, 2024
    Shoreview Mn
  • Will really miss Wally s up the river. Such a great guy. Honored to call him our river friend. He will be missed.

    Brian and Debi Hergert
    May 7, 2024
    South fork of the Walla Walla river
  • Wally was a beacon of positivity in our lives, always uplifting and a joy to be around. Not once did I hear him speak ill of anyone. Our family deeply misses him and Carol as neighbors on the South Fork. He played a pivotal role in us becoming part of the River City community, and we cherish the countless fond memories that came with it.

    Love to his family.

    Darwin, Beverly and the Griswold family

    Darwin Griswold
    May 7, 2024
    Richland, Washington
  • So sorry for your loss, Sheryl.

    Kevin Ryan
    April 24, 2024
    Mill Creek, WA.
  • I’m met the Wal, when I was probably two or three years old, my parents had a house right next to theirs. Michael was my cohort. Sheryl was Jami’s. I remember picking raspberries along the fence and their beagle dog peeing on my leg and Wally laughing so hard. Thank God Facebook came along 2015. Wally and I hooked back up gave my mom a chance to talk with him too on the phone, they continued that when Carol was alive and after she passed, my first message on messenger from who I called kindly uncle Wally, was January 22. Hi there Bird but remember me I laughed so hard at that. I know my father Jim Bobo kept in contact with Wally also their love of fishing until his passing in 2022 my love to Cheryl and her family from my mom, Shara Baker and my sister, Jami Graham

    Jill Chapman(Bobo)
    April 21, 2024
    Sebastian Florida
  • With love and prayers for Wally’s dear family, and hope that warm memories provide comfort. God bless you.

    Anonymous
    April 21, 2024
  • I’m so grateful that Wally and I became friends. He made me smile and I think I made him smile too! I miss him already. Keep smiling kiddo and carry on!
    Darcie

    Darcie Williams
    April 20, 2024
    Shoreview Mn
  • Wally, I enjoyed our chats and your big hugs xx

    Kayla Storey
    April 20, 2024
    New Zealand
  • So thankful that we met Wal and became friends. He always seemed genuinely interested in you and your family when visiting with him. Wish we had been able to have one more ‘fish and chips’ dinner with him …prayers for the family . May you find consolation in surrounding family and friends.

    The DeMattias
    April 19, 2024
    West Richland
  • We were so fortunate to have known Wally. He was a quiet man who had many thoughtful things to say. Wally and Carol’s visits to Minnesota were special and left us with many wonderful memories.
    We send our love to Sheryl, Steve and family.

    Helen and Brian Higgins
    April 19, 2024
    Minnesota
  • Thinking of the family with prayers and virtual hugs.

    Kathy Tischler
    April 19, 2024
    Danbury, Wi
  • Wal was a fine person. All of us have had our lives enriched by him. May his fun and warm nature live on through through those he touched!

    Dave Kave Kelly
    April 19, 2024
    Richland
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