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March 21, 2023

2/21/2023 10:33:00 AM
Hildreth-Roman, Rita Suzanne

Rita Suzanne Hildreth-Roman, 76, of Tomah, WI and formerly of Dodgeville, passed away on February 7, 2023.

She was born August 10, 1946 to Oscar and Phyllis (Olson) Hildreth. Rita was a member of the Dodgeville High School graduating class of 1965. After school, she worked as a nanny for several years, was an employee of Hughes Aircraft in Anaheim, California and later obtained a Certified Nursing Assistant certification and worked at Boomfield Nursing Home in Dodgeville, until her retirement. She was united in marriage to Eugene "Gene" Roman in Las Vegas, NV. They celebrated 35 years of marriage together. Rita has a bubbly personality. She loved talking on the phone with her family and friends. If you couldn't get her on the phone it was more than likely she was chatting with her sisters, brothers or friends.

Rita had a luckiness about her and she especially enjoyed her weekly outing to the casino with Gene. She had a smile that could light up a room, and was quick to laugh. She was full of life and will be remembered for her happy disposition.

She's survived by her husband, Gene of Tomah; children: Sandra Marcellis of Tomah, Brian (Claire) of Shelby, MI, Richie Knebel, Beaver Dam, WI, Candi Kay, Bakersfield, CA; grandchildren: Sophia, Jack, Charlie, Harry, Kodi, Spencer, Doug, Aaron, and Rico; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings: Connie Fry (Patrick), Doug Hildreth, Tammy (Bill) Cody, Randy (Debra) Hildreth, Donny (Becky) Hildreth and brother-in-law Rod Johnson. She is further survived by nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Renee Vermeis, grandson Michael Bolig, siblings: Sherri Johnson and Danny "Little Oscar" and a sister in law Barb Hildreth.
A celebration of life gathering will be announced at a later date.

Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assiting with arrangements. Online condolences can be offered by visiting

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