Obit: Duss, Romilda C. (1917 - 2004)

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Surnames: Duss, VerWeyst, Vandehey, Field, Sudduth, Donkersgoed, Kelly, Kowieski

----Source: Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis.) 9 Aug. 2004

Duss, Romilda C. (10 April 1917 - 7 Aug. 2004)

BOYD __Romilda C. Duss, 87, resident of the village of Boyd, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Oakbrook Health & Rehabilitation Center in Thorp.

She was born on April 10, 1917, in Thorp, the daughter of Arnold and Cecelia (VerWeyst) Vandehey. She attended Thorp area schools and worked as a nurses aide until her marriage. Romilda was united in marriage to Fernando Duss at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Thorp on June 21, 1938. They lived and farmed in the town of Delmar until 1969, when they moved to the Village of Boyd.

She was a member of Sacred Hart - St. Joseph's Parish in Boyd and the National Catholic Society of Forester's.

She is survived by: her nine children, Juanita (friend Clarence Field) of Richfield, Minn., Bernard of Southaven, Minn., Beverly (Doye) Sudduth of Tyler, Texas, Eugene (Barb) of Wellington, Fla., Carol (Lynn) Donkersgoed of Eagan, Minn., Johanna of Boyd, Roger of Eau Claire, Michael of Chippewa Falls, and Rose of Thousand Oaks, Calf.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Ethel Kelly of Park Ridge, Ill.; and one brother-in-law, Mike Kowieski of Auburndale.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Fernando in 2000; son, Kenneth in 1989; one sister, Marie Kowieski; and one brother, Donald Vandehey.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Boyd with burial in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley. There will be a parish rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Family Members serving as pallbearers.



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