Roman Lane, age 78, of Tomahawk, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after having pneumonia, followed by several complications and eventually kidney failure.
Roman “Romie” was born on Jan. 9, 1943 in Merrill to Elbridge and Barbara (Lapinski) Lane. He was married to Cynthia “Cindy” Linn on Dec. 11, 1980 in Merrill. Romie was a machine tender for 41 years at the Tomahawk Paper Mill. On the side, he worked in the woods, and on his hobby farm, raising beef cattle and hogs.
In his earlier days, Romie served in the US Navy. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool, throwing horseshoes, and dancing. Later in life, he enjoyed UTV rides, casino trips, and going on unplanned car rides to explore new and old roads. Many days he could be found sitting outside on his deck watching for squirrels and birds and ready to give a wave if a car drove by. Romie enjoyed telling stories to his grandkids and anyone willing to listen. He also loved listening to country music. He and his wife Cindy owned and operated CandR Bar for 27 years. He was always very proud of his accomplishments; there weren’t many things he couldn’t do or fix.
Romie is survived by his wife – Cindy; Children – Russell (Sara) Lane of Tomahawk, Peggy (Dan) Winter of Tomahawk, Michelle (Kevin) Lancaster of Florida and Lorrie (Ben) Klaassen of Michigan; 10 grandchildren – Aliya, Lauren, Brooklyn and Logan Winter, Levi and Morgan Lane, Tiffany (Chris) Kluender, Bailey Schuman, Derek (Breanna) and Kyle (Courtney) Klaassen. He is further survived by a great-grandson – Owen Klaassen, a niece – Deborah (Jason) Malagisi, nephew Tim (Michelle) Lane, and sister-in-law – Karen Lane.
He is preceded in death by his parents – Elbridge and Barbara Lane, two brothers – Donald and Roger Lane, and his uncle – Marvin Lapinski.
The family would like to thank the medical staff that helped with his care, and family/friends who reached out with thoughts and prayers during his extended hospital stay.
The Funeral Service with Military Rites for Romie Lane took place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk. Deacon Dan Towle officiated. The visitation took place at the Funeral Home from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m.
Krueger Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com.