In Memory of Philip K. Romp

Philip K. Romp
Philip K. Romp
Born: September 23, 1930
Died: January 13, 2015
Age: 84
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Philip K. Romp
September 23, 1930 - January 13, 2015
From: Collins, IA

Philip K. Romp, age 84, of Collins, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, with Pastor David Burling officiating.  Private family burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Collins, with military honors by Freland Carver Post No. 81 of the American Legion.  Memorial visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Community Building/Legion Hall on Main Street in Collins with a Masonic Service at 4 p.m. 

Born September 23, 1930, in Jewell, Iowa, Philip Keith Romp was the son of Guy W. and Francis A. (Johnson) Romp.  He grew up in the Randall area, graduating from Randall High School in 1949.  Philip served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  In the summer of 2013, he was honored to participate in a Freedom Flight to Washington, D.C.

Following his honorable discharge from the military, Philip returned to the Randall area.  He farmed and had a corn shelling and trucking business from 1953-69.  On November 26, 1961, he married Mary Ann Warren at Central Presbyterian Church in Des Moines.  The couple was blessed with two daughters, Kimberly and Phyllis. 

In 1969, the family made their home in Collins where Philip farmed and raised livestock.  Mary Ann passed away in 2001.

Philip enjoyed attending his grandsons' sporting events and concerts.  He was also an avid fisherman.  He passed his love of fishing to his grandsons by taking each of them on a fishing trip to Canada. 

Philip married Luella (Dolph) Rumbaugh on January 17, 2004, in Guttenberg, Iowa.  Philip was a 50-plus year member of the Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A.M. and also was a 52-year member of Post No. 81 of the American Legion and Voiture 40/8.

 Survivors include his wife, Luella of Collins; two daughters, Kimberly (Jason) Hunt of Arlington, TN, and Phyllis (Timothy) Fevold of Ames; and five grandsons, Spencer Hunt of Utah, Austin and Jake Hunt of Tennessee, and Erik and Luke Fevold of Ames.  He is also survived by a brother, Jesse (Charlotte) Romp of Ellsworth; a sister, Linda Baker of Huxley; a sister-in-law, Delores Romp of Colorado Springs, CO; three step-children, Michael Rumbaugh of Colo, Donna Schauper of Fort Dodge, and Harold S. Rumbaugh of Colo; nine step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and other extended family members.

In addition to his first wife, Philip was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roger Romp; and a sister, Melva Voss.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Philip’s name may be directed to the family.  Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Philip and his family.  


Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 1:08 PM
“Phyllis – My heart and prayers have been with Philip’s family and you as you walk down the path of releasing Philip back to his Lord. I had meant Philip a number of times but did not know him on a personal level. Yet I feel like I knew what was important to Philip. This I learned by know what you place high value on in your life and the stories you have shared with me over the last ten years about your father. Your family and you can count it a great blessing to have a man like Philip in your life. ”
- Kevin Geis
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 1:07 PM
“I'm so sorry for your loss, Kim and Phyllis. Your dad was such a nice man.”
- Tracey (Hofer) Paris
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 3:59 PM
“Thinking of your family! Your dad will be missed! Your family will always be so special to me! I am thankful for wonderful memories! ”
- Sue Romsey Uthe
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:03 AM
“Sending many thoughts and prayers to all of you. Phil was such a special man. He and his family were so good to my mom (Hazel Ballard) and we became friends through her. My girls have great memories of times spend with the Romps at the farm ! May your wonderful memories comfort you and your faith bring you peace in the difficult days ahead. My love to all.”
- Jane Kliebenstein
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:03 AM
“Kim & Phyllis,
Your mom & dad will always hold a special place in my heart and memories.
- Rex Baker
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:03 AM
“The Voyageurs Militare of Voiture 285 of La Societe 40 &8 join in extending our heartfelt sympathy to the family of our fellow Voyageur Militare Phil Romp in your time of sorrow. His dedicated and honorable service to our Nation and the Story County community is greatly appreciated. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
The Voyageurs of La Societe 40 & 8 Voiture 285.”
- La Societe 40 & 8 Voiture 285
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:03 AM
“We are sorry for your loss. Phil was a good friend in the "GOOD OLD DAYS''.

Marlin and Sonja”
- marlin jorgensen
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:16 PM
“Phyllis so sorry bout ur dads passing. Dwayne and gerri”
- Gerri gerlach
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 10:57 AM
“I am saddened to hear of Uncle Phil's Passing. I have so many fond memories of when I was very young and we would stay with Phyl & Mary. Although my military career has created much distance between myself and family, I have always carried with me loving thoughts & memories of Uncle Phil. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Janel Voss-Monaghan
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9:52 AM
“Expressing our deepest sympathy to Phil's family on his passing. We hold many fond memories of Phil and his caring nature. He loved his family dearly and he always kept us up as to what they were doing. He was probably Jim's longest customer when he had his repair business. He made many concerned calls to us when Jim was facing some health crises. He had a big heart and we will never forget his sincerity. He never stopped even when he faced his own illness. May god hold him in his arms. He will be greatly missed.”
- Jim and Esther Toney
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9:51 AM
“We are sorry to hear about Phil's passing. He was a good man and we will miss him. Did not realize that things had gone south on his illness so quickly. Hope to see you on Sunday to pay our respects.

Mike, Tonia, Gavin, and Marena”
- Mike and Tonia Backous
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:04 PM
“Our prayers are with all of you. Phil was a good husband, father, and friend. Never knew a stranger.God be with you now and the days ahead.
- Ray and Karol Armentrout
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10:30 a.m.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Memorial Lutheran Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor David Burling


Spencer Hunt
Austin Hunt
Jake Hunt
Erik Fevold
Luke Fevold


2-4 p.m.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Community Building/Legion Hall on Main Street
Collins, Iowa


Evergreen Cemetery
Collins, Iowa