THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Elaine E. Vroman
Issue Date: May 29, 2013
Elaine E. Vroman, 88, of Pound passed away on Monday, May 27.
The daughter of Julius and Pauline Kempke was born on May 7, 1925 and raised in the Town of Bagley, along with her five brothers, Harry, Chester, Lloyd, Archie and Wallace.
Her brother, Lloyd introduced her to a fellow military comrade and they began to correspond and she married Basil Leon Vroman on June 2, 1945. They shared 59 married years together, before he preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 2005. From 1945 to 1947 she worked in Milwaukee, then they moved to the family farm located in the Town of Brazeau. She worked at Country Gardens in Coleman and Nelson Plywood in Gillett. She also worked for eight years at Coleman Products, while helping on the family farm. She enjoyed many things, which included gardening, fishing, camping, canning, baking and word search books.
She was involved in organizations that were dear to her, including the local 4-H club, where she was a leader for many years. She was also very active in the American Legion Auxiliary. The couple was known for sitting out accepting donations for Poppies every Memorial Day weekend. So with that in mind, she would have been pleased to pass away on Memorial Day because it had such a special meaning to her. Her life was centered around her husband, children and grandchildren. The family farm was a precious place for her, she worked side by side with her husband through good times and hard times, but no matter how hard the times would get they managed to overcome the obstacles and hand down the farm to their children and grandchildren.
She is survived by three children, Cheryl (Ron) Winterstein, Lloyd (Felicia) Vroman and Edith (Don) Herzog, six grandchildren; three great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Relatives and friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman from 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Town of Brazeau Cemetery.