Josephine M. Romanko, 88, of Deerfield Road in the Town of Saukville, Wisconsin died after a sudden collapse at home on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon, Wisconsin.
She was born February 29, 1920 in Scranton, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Mary Sepanik. Growing up in Scranton, she worked at a silk mill. She married Michael F. Romanko of Dupont, Pennsylvania on November 22, 1941 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dupont. They moved to Cudahy, Wisconsin and Michael began working for the Ladish Company in Milwaukee. After his retirement in the late 1970’s they were invited to life with their daughter and son-in-law in Saukville, Wisconsin. Michael preceded her in death January 17, 1979. She worked at for the Grafton Woolen Mill for many years rug stamping. She enjoyed fabric crafts such as latch hook rug making, crocheting and embroidery. She also liked to bake and make candy.
Josephine is survived by her daughter Henrietta Poloski of the Town of Saukville, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Michael, son-in-law Anthony Poloski, sisters Jean Czerkas and Blanche Patchnick and brothers Joseph, Jack and Walter Sepanik.
Rev. Karl Acker will celebrate Mass of Christian Burial 11 am Saturday, April 19, 2008 at Immaculate Conception Church, 145 Church Street, Saukville. Interment parish cemetery. Visitation 10 – 11 am Saturday AT CHURCH. Memorials to the Alzheimers Association appreciated.