Lauritz (Lars) Romo was born February 21, 1945, in Minneapolis, Minnesota and passed away in his home surrounded by family on June 1, 2022. He was adopted by Adolph and Marie Romo in September 1945. Lars graduated from Wanamingo High School in 1963. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he would complete his degree in Agriculture in 1968. During his studies, his father would pass away in 1966, which led Lars to carry out not only his schooling, but to continue the farming his father had left him and his mother. In 1973 he started working for Wanamingo Township doing road maintenance, a job he found passion doing. In 1975 he married Helen Hart from Deer River. They raised 5 sons on the homestead. With his passion and high skill for township road maintenance, in 1997, he accepted Cherry Grove Township road maintenance duties all while still working with Wanamingo Township and farming his land. In 2004, he married the love of this life, Ann (Esterby) Forsman. Lars would love to go on camping trips, and fishing trips with Ann and friends. He enjoyed woodworking, farming, gardening, making lefse, going to lutefisk dinners, and driving around on his Ranger to get the mail or pop-in on a neighbor to say hello. Lars always had a passion for farming, but that passion was present in anything he cared about or touched. He was soft spoken but always was a pleasure to be around with his many jokes and many wonderful memories of happiness he would share.
From 1997-2015, Lars always wanted to know who his birth family was and through hard work, he searched and was able to find his birth mother’s (found in 2003) and father’s (found 2015) families. Lars belonged to both Aspelund Emanuel Lutheran Church and Urland Lutheran Church.
Lars was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Adolph and Marie Romo, his birth mother, Ida (Anderson) Rosch, and birth father Dean Herman. Lars is survived by this wife, Ann; sons Stephen (Sherri) Hart of Ham Lake; Zane (Stacy) Englorian of Minneapolis; Andy (Nichole) Romo of Rochester; Jon (Tracy) Romo of Cannon Falls; Dan (Randi) Romo of Zumbrota; grandchildren Steel (Kelsey) Hart, Shiana Hart, Sawyer Hart; Graham & Everett Romo; Vincent, Peter & Sophia Romo; Jordan, Aria & Jaxson Romo; and great grandchild Emma; Stepdaughters Emily (Brian) LaBare; Laura (Erik) Inman; step-grandchild Jagger; and half siblings Rose (Duane) Barclay, George (Cathy) Rosch; and Deb (Paul) Bergland.
June 11, 4-7p.m. Visitation at Aspelund Emmanuel Lutheran Church
June 12, 3p.m. Funeral Service at Aspelund Emmanuel Lutheran Church, family visitation preceding at 2p.m. Burial will immediately follow funeral service at Urland Church. Refreshments after the service at Aspelund Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
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