October 25, 2022 at 4:25 p.m.
Roman H. Sundermann, 97, of Melrose, passed away Oct. 18, 2022, in Sauk Centre, surrounded by family. A private family service will be at a later date with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.
Roman Henry Sundermann was born Sept. 22, 1925, in Melrose to Anthony and Anna (Volbert) Sundermann. Roman served in World War II in Pforzheim, Germany. He was a private first class med tank crewman and subsequently a radio operator-communication chief and received a WWII Victory Medal. He was united in marriage to Aurelia Bertram Jan. 31, 1948. The couple farmed on the family farm northwest of Melrose and received the Stearns County Century Farm distinction in 2014.
Roman enjoyed auctions, football, reading, farming, deer hunting, a good card game and visiting with people. He loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his daughters Jonie Sundermann of Sauk Centre and Jane Keppers of Holdingford; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren with one due in December; brothers Bernie and Vic (Dorine) Sundermann; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Roman was preceded in death by his wife, Aurelia Sundermann, on Oct. 28, 2016; son Jim Sundermann on Dec. 2, 1996; son-in-law, Scott Keppers on June 12, 2019; brothers Hubert and Harry and sister Delores Bromen.
Arrangements are with the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis.