In Memory of Romaine G. Elfers

May 4, 1937 - July 5, 2024

Romaine Gilbert Elfers, 87, of Almena died, July 5, 2024, at Mayo Clinic in Barron. He was born May 4, 1937, in Turtle Lake to Otto and Hulda (Bussewitz) Elfers. Romaine graduated from Turtle Lake High School in 1955.

In 1960, he was drafted into the U.S. Army for an extended tour during the Cuban Crisis. He was stationed at Ft. Bliss Air Defense in El Paso, Texas. In early 1962, Romaine began working for Merlin Molberg doing general construction. In the early 1970’s, he bought into the family farm and worked there until 1991. After the auction, Romaine went back to working in construction; this time for Northwest Builders of Rice Lake as a carpenter. He retired in 1999 but realized he could not sit still, so he went on to work three more years.

Romaine was an active member of his church, working on many carpenter projects with his friend Bill Schradle. He volunteered at the Yours, Mine & Ours Thrift Store in Rice Lake. Romaine loved his family, fishing, hunting and going on walks.

He is survived by his sons, Steven (Denise) Elfers of Almena, and Michael (Brenda) Elfers of Rice Lake; daughter, Lisa (Glenn) Mevissen of Somerset; nine grandchildren: Jacinda, Alexander (Sophia), Paula (Patrick), Brittany (Josh), Austin (Cassandra), Kayla (Ben), Miranda, Anthony (Lynn), and Alexis; 12 great grandchildren; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Hulda Elfers; brother, Myron (Barbara) Elfers; and sister, Shirley (Richard) Sollman.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday, July 11, 2024, at Zion Lutheran Church, Turtle Lake, WI with Rev Steve Miller officiating. Burial will be in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, WI. Pallbearers are Dave Elfers, Colin Elfers, Cody Elfers, Anthony Elfers, Noah Greene, Jeremy Henck, and Alexander Elfers. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Schradle, Harland Becker, and Carl Kleinschmidt. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at Skinner Funeral Home in Turtle Lake, and one hour before the service.

Skinner Funeral Home of Turtle Lake is serving the family.

Last Update: Jul 07, 2024 3:40 pm CDT

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