- October 28, 2023
Terry R. Roemig, age 79, of Amana, passed away unexpectedly on
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, at Mercy Hospital, in Cedar Rapids. Visitation: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, at the Middle Amana Church, Middle Amana. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, at the Middle Amana Church, Middle Amana, with Elder Kristie Yoder officiating. Interment will be in the Main Amana Cemetery, Amana.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to the Amana Heritage Society or the Amana Church. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Left to cherish Terryâ€™s memory, is her husband of 56 years, Jim; two daughters, Sarah (Scott) Roemig and Rebecca (Neil) Selzer; four grandchildren, Simon and Grace Roemig, and Gabriel and Aidan Selzer. Also surviving are many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Eric Schmieder.
Terry Ruth Schmieder was born July 23, 1944, in Carlsbad, New Mexico, the daughter of Adolph and Ruth (Herrmann) Schmieder. She graduated from Amana High School in 1962. Terry continued her education, receiving a bachelors degree in chemistry at Mount Holyoke in South Hadley, Massachusetts and a masters degree from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois. She was united in marriage to Jim Roemig at the Amana Church on June 21, 1967.
Terry was very active within the Amana community and beyond. She was a long time board member and president of the Amana Heritage Society for over 20 years. Terry was involved in several committees and events around Amana; the Merchants of Amana Group, Amana Library Book Club, organzing the Tannenbaum Forrest, coordinating Easter egg hunts at the Amana Heritage Society Museum, Maifest, Oktoberfest, just to name a few. Terry owned and operated the Kitchen Sink, Candlestick, and Schnitzelbank shops in Amana. In addition, she supported Jim in starting the Millstream Brewing Company and greeting people at the Colony Inn, the family restaurant. Terry was very active in many other areas as well; the United Way of Cedar Rapids, Junior League, Science Station, Foundation II, Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Board and Camp Fire Girls of America
Terry loved cooking and having family dinners. She enjoyed making crafts, decorating for the holidays, shopping and she loved her shoes. Terry especially loved the sunrise at the cabin on Lake Michigan in Door County, Wisconsin and the sunsets on the Gulf, in Florida.
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