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Phyllis Roemmich

August 24, 1933 — June 6, 2024

Phyllis Marquart Roemmich, 90, of Bismarck went home to Heaven on June 6, 2024.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck.  To view the service livestream, click this link Corpus Christi - YouTube

Phyllis was born on August 24, 1933, and lived on a farm northwest of Napoleon, ND. There she grew and learned to milk cows. She decided early on that the only way out of the milking parlor was education. After graduating from Napoleon High School in 1950, she moved to Bismarck to attend St. Alexius School of Nursing.   Her teachers were the Benedictine Sisters who she felt were instrumental in her love for nursing.  She graduated in 1953. She began her nursing career in Bismarck at St. Alexius and it was during this time she met and married Ervin Roemmich on July 29, 1955. She put her career on hold to raise their family. They moved to Billings and later return to Bismarck where Ervin and Phyl started several businesses.  She was an active part of these endeavors.  Phyllis continued to care for their family and ultimately returned to nursing. After she retired, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and doing volunteer work. 

Phyllis had high standards in life that she passed to her family:

Through faith all things are possible with God … including going to Mass by snowmobile in a blizzard.  

  • Look for angels all around you.  
  • Family Sunday dinners of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and homemade dessert is where special events were celebrated, and suitors of her daughters were scrutinized. 
  • Family brings joy to life.  
  • Respect your elders. Parents and grandparents should be loved and cared for especially as they age. 
  • Find a career you love and you’ll never have to return to the milking parlor. Work hard to be proud of the work that you do for it provides both challenges and relationships.
  • Roses, flowers, and vegetable gardens are beauty and bounty. Her daughter’s yards were a place where she enjoyed teaching this and bushes can be pruned back to nothing and they come back stronger. 
  • Dance in the kitchen, be strong and spicy, travel, rearrange the furniture, read a good book and enjoy a cup of coffee: these are the cherry atop life 

Phyllis is survived by her four children, Kathy (Kevin) Seidel of Bismarck, ND; Bruce Roemmich of Florida; Jane (Lee) Bertsch of Pick City, ND; and Lynn (Glenn) Mitzel of West Fargo, ND. She has four grandchildren, Cole Bertsch of Mandan, ND; Jennifer (Jake) Thorud of McHenry, IL; JD (Angie) Seidel of Bismarck, ND; and Joslin Seidel of Boca Raton, FL. She has three great granddaughters, Myla, Rylee, and Hadley. She is survived by two sisters and a brother, Marion (Dwayne) Thiel of Bismarck, ND; Sandra (Rick) Harris of Anderson Island, WA; and Bernard Marquart of Napoleon, ND in addition to many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ervin and one granddaughter, Lacey Seidel. She was also preceded by her parents Bernard and Clementine (Kuhn) Marquart, three sisters and three brothers-in-laws Betty (Peter) Sperle; Marjorie (Jesse) Jackson; Janet (Richard) Scholl.   

Phyllis said, “No flowers, I had many during my life which I enjoyed.” Instead, memorials are preferred to organizations Phyllis volunteered with: Corpus Christi Catholic Church Food Pantry (1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck, ND 58501)
Women’s Way of Bismarck (c/o Bismarck Burleigh Public Health, 407S 26th St, Bismarck, ND 58504)
Benedictine Sisters of the Annunciation Monastery (7520 University Dr., Bismarck, ND 58504)

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Church of Corpus Christi

1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck, ND 58501

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