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Tom Rommelmeyer

Thomas J. Rommelmeyer

Born on 02/17/1949

Departed on 05/12/2014

Resided in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Thomas James Rommelmeyer, 65, born Feb. 17, 1949 in Menomonie, Wisconsin, died Monday, May 12, 2014 in his Fredericksburg home after a three year battle with cancer.

Tom was an ordained minister, missionary to Africa, U.S. East Coast regional Director of International Missions Alliance, missionary to Israel and Assistant Director at Stella Carmel with the British ministry CMJ near Haifa, Israel, Bible study/small group leader and servant leader. Tom graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He has always been drawn to caring for and helping others. Early on Tom worked as Educator and Behavioral Counselor at St. Vincent’s Place and at St. Agatha’s Home for Boys in NY. He helped build Camp Friendship in Palmyra. He worked as Patient Advocate and caregiver at the Children’s Rehab Center in Charlottesville. He was a Probation Counselor and Correctional Treatment Specialist for Adolescents at the Crisis Intervention Center and Newport News Detention Home in South Eastern VA. In Menomonie, Wisconsin, at the Dunn County Health Care Center, he started the Woodworking Shop for In-patients as well as served as Patient Advocate and Behavioral Health Specialist in Northern Virginia-Fairfax County, he worked as Case Manager for the Handicapped and Mentally Challenged, and was Program Director for Wellspring Ministries and Group Home parent for the Handicapped. Most recently he has worked as Mental Health Therapist and Crisis Counsellor at INOVA Mt. Vernon and INOVA Fairfax Hospitals in their Psych and Substance Abuse Units. Tom’s life was characterized by his servant heart with a desire to build and encourage others, heal broken and battered spirits and resolve personal conflicts. His focus was always on the needs of others.

Tom is survived by his wife, Marla; his daughter, Christa, sisters Cathy Jungwirth of Wisconsin, Peg Johnson of Bristow, Brenda Akers of Louisa County and Pam Rommelmeyer of Gordonsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.



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10/12/15 06:20 PM #3    

Sheryl Manthei (Rudd)

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Sounds like he really did make a difference in his life and others. I know he will be missed by many.

10/12/15 08:56 PM #4    

Sue Monty (Thomasgard)

So sorry to hear of the passing of another classmate.  It sounds like Tom lived a very full and useful life and made a real difference for the lives he touched.  My sympathies go out to his family.


10/13/15 05:46 AM #5    

Christine Wuebben (Meyers)

I remember Tom well and this glowing tribute shows what an amazing man he became.  Well done thou good and faithful servant.  Rest in peace in God's loving hands.

10/13/15 10:27 AM #6    

Ray Warren


It doesn't surprise me that Tom led such a passionate, caring life.  I remember him having that same charismatic passion on the football team with everyone.  We all got to share in his infectious spirit!!!

God bless!

10/13/15 12:51 PM #7    

Chris Yule (Lear)

What a wonderful testament to a true servant of the Lord!. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.


10/14/15 07:19 AM #8    

Carter Hill

Echo Ray's comments about Tom...He always had the energy and committment to do his very best...ALWAYS!  I will miss sharing our feelings with him at our next reunion.

10/14/15 02:53 PM #9    

Ron Halpern

I did not know Tom, but he was obviously a good, decent, caring man.  And even though I didn't know Tom personally he will always be a part of me, just as he will be a part of all of us who shared those common experiences in Eau Claire and at Memorial.  Charles Dickens once famously said, "we are all fellow travelers to the grave". By that I believe he meant that whatever our calling or station in life, we are all part of the brotherhood of humanity.


Rest in peace, Tom


Ron Halpern

10/14/15 05:05 PM #10    

John Gunsolley

I agree with Carter and Ray - I also remember him especially on the football team and his enthusiam.  Will miss him at the next reunion.



10/15/15 10:40 AM #11    

Kathleen Jorgensen (Church)

I did not know Tom well, but my memories are of a very nice person. And it appears he did his best to make some changes in this world. RIP Tom

11/18/15 11:11 AM #12    

Jim Mosel

Tom was truly a dear friend in high school and like many totally lost track of one another over the years. I am so blown away by all of the accomplishments Tom has achieved through out his life. Christ has a special in heaven for our wonderful friend.

Rest easy Tommy, your memory lives on. Moz

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