Roman H. Jennissen

  • Born: February 15, 1935
  • Died: December 10, 2013
  • Location: Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services

620 Beltline Road
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Tel. (320) 352-3089

Tribute & Message From The Family

Roman H. Jennissen, age 78 of Sauk Centre, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 13 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. followed by United Veterans prayer service at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Roman Henry Jennissen was born February 15, 1935 in Getty Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Joseph and Clara (Wessel) Jennissen. He grew up on a farm near Padua. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954 and in 1958 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He retired in 1975 after tours of duty in Japan, two tours in Vietnam and two tours in Germany, as well as numerous stateside duty stations.

He married Mary Riermann on August 19, 1958 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. The couple had resided in Sauk Centre since 1975. Roman was employed as a welder for several years and retired from Jennie-O in 2002. Roman enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, four wheeling and all types of nature.

Roman was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church and Paul F. Donart VFW Post 2853.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jennissen of Sauk Centre; seven children, Linda (John) Hinnenkamp of Sauk Centre, Ronald Jennissen of Holmes City, Debbie (Bill) Britz of Sauk Centre, Kathy (Rusty Rohde) Van Havermaet of Sauk Centre, Sandy (Bucky) Blank of Sauk Centre, Diana (Troy) Kiecker of Big Lake and Juliana (Paul) Robischon of Sauk Centre; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Adeline (Harlen) Nelson of Norway Lake; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Al Jennissen; infant siblings, Mary and Joseph; infant granddaughter, Carrie Britz; and nephew, Joe Jennissen.

Serving as casket bearers will be grandsons, Matt and Luke Jennissen, David and Brian Britz, Cody, Kenny, Sawyer and Danny Hinnenkamp. Cross bearer will be Kali Robischon and scripture bearer will be Megan Kiecker. Honorary bearers will be Amanda and Lisa Jennissen, Sarah Carruth, Emily Britz, Brittany and Myria Van Havermaet and Chris Hinnenkamp. Gift bearers will be Haley and Tyler Blank and Jacob Robischon.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Debbie and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Always remember, "they are never really gone as long as they are in your heart".

Posted by Marlene Kelly - friend   December 18, 2013

Mary & family, Please accept my sympathy with the passing of your husband & father. Mary, I still remember the visit we had when you and your husband came to see Bill and me at our home when Bill was so ill. May your memories sustain you n times of sadness. Eileen Jennissen

Posted by eileen jennissen - staples, MN - cousin   December 13, 2013


Linda and family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I know you will miss him very much. I am sending hugs and prayers your way.

Posted by Arlene Wessel Rohrer - Shevlin, MN - friend   December 13, 2013

Mary and Family,
So Sorry for your loss.. I have a lot of memories of him always coming into credit union to have me give him lucky money for the casino.. Also running into him at walmart before he was in VA... He always came back in and told me If I did good or bad... My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time... May you rest in peace Roman...

Posted by Nicole Tschida - Freeport, MN - Friend/ Banker for lucky money   December 12, 2013

Mary and Family,
So sorry for you loss. It was truly a pleasure to care for Roman, and I enjoyed getting to know your family. He was quite the guy, certainly taught me a thing or two :) Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Enjoy the memories. He will be missed!

Posted by Nicole Mares - Annandale, MN - Nurse   December 12, 2013

Many times you gave us rides to square dances. The memories and the jokes and good times will be remembered always. Romie watched over my sisters and me like his own children. My sincere condolences go out to you and your family. Just remember "God gives us memories so roses bloom in the winter. Love Mariann (Lensing) Lucken

Posted by Mariann Lucken - Greenwald, MN - friend   December 12, 2013

Dear Mary and Family,
Sorry for you loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Julie & Chelsy Peterson

Posted by Julie Peterson - Sauk Centre, MN   December 12, 2013

Mary & family,
I am so sorry for your loss... my prayers are with you & the entire family

Posted by Tami Roering - Sauk Centre, MN - friend   December 12, 2013

Thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending prayers for your family.
May he find shelter in God's Loving arms.

Posted by Julie Tschida - Saint Stephen, MN   December 12, 2013

Dear Mary and Family,
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Romie, but we all know, that he is in a better place and is free of all his pain. May you all feel the love of Jesus as these next few days pass by. May God Bless each and every one of you and keep you in His care. I wish I could be there to hug you and say, I'm so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Shirley (cousin) & Don Meyer

Posted by Shirley & Don Meyer - Austin, TX - Cousin   December 12, 2013

We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather...Please know we will pray for him and your family.

Posted by John and Carrie Haskamp - sauk centre, MN   December 11, 2013

I'm so sorry for the loss of you Husband, Mrs. Jennissen and your father. Especially Debbie, you always have looked out for my Dad. He sends his thoughts too. May memories fill uou in the days ahead.

Posted by Patricia "Patty" Ehlert-Abler - Arcata, CA - Friend of Debbie's   December 11, 2013


Mary & Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Sending prayers & many hugs your way. Remember all of the good times shared. If you need to talk I am here for you all. Know what you all are going through. Take care & God bless you all.

Posted by Deb Essler - Melrose, MN - Friend of family   December 10, 2013

I'm sorry for your loss. May God be with you all. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Posted by Robin Weilage - Int'l Falls, MN - Friend   December 10, 2013

May god be with you sorry for your loss and send you all my prayers!

Posted by Autumm Reischel - sartell, MN - friend of the family   December 10, 2013


We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Posted by Eric & Donna Carlson & family    December 10, 2013

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