IRON RIVER - Ernest R. Rometti, 87, of Iron River, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.
He was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Iron River, the son of the late Pio and Catherine (Antonetti) Rometti. He attended the Iron River Schools, graduating from Iron River High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II - serving in the European African Middle Eastern Theater - and was awarded two Bronze Battle Stars. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years.
Ernest married the former Helen E. Jonaus on April 13, 1953, and the couple were lifelong residents of the area. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 2003. Helen preceded him in death on July 21, 2006.
He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River and Veterans of Foreign Wars Ottawa Post 3134 of Iron River. He loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Bob Rometti (Susan Preziosa) of Lenexa, Kan.; daughters, Liz (Randy) Kosky of Bethel Park, Pa., and Kathy (Rick) Anthony of Temple, Texas; brother, Rolland "Rollie" (Mildred) Rometti of Iron River; sister, Rose Dishaw of Iron River; grandchildren, Jason (Colleen) Kosky, Jenna Kosky, Travis (Mary Beth) Anthony, Erika Anthony, Dylan Anthony, Mary Rometti and Cathy Rometti; great-grandchildren, Colby Anthony, Camryn Anthony and Jalo Kosky; and nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Silvio and Herman; and sisters, Emalinda Gasperini, Jenny Sartorelli, Ellen Treloar, and Esther Rodda.
Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River, with Rev. Michael Ocran to offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River. The West Side Veterans will accord military rites at the graveside.
The family suggests memorial donations to the Iron County Cancer Unit, P.O. Box 45, Iron River, MI 49935.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Ernest Rometti online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.
Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.