Lothar H. Rompf

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lothar H. Rompf, age 76 of Golden Valley.  Born June 13, 1934 in Musen-Kreuztal, Germany.  As a young boy Lothar's town suffered bombing raids by Allied Air Forces during WWII.  Alone, he immigrated at age 20 to Canada, then to the United States, becoming a citizen and eventually serving as a paratrooper in the US Army 101st Airborne.  Lothar became a skilled toolmaker working for Tool Products, Inc.  His work specialized in projects for Honeywell's space program and included the main rotation module for Apollo II.  Lothar and his family loved horses and riding, spending countless hours with the daughters training and showing in west Hennepin County and recently trail riding the Grand Tetons.  Upon retiring, Lothar spent nearly 20 years as a dedicated parking attendant at North Memorial Medical Center.  Including this past February, he prided himself as an accomplished outdoorsman - winter camping on the North Shore along the Minnesota/Canadian border.  An avid photographer, enlargements of his rustic country scenes are displayed throughout the circular hallways surrounding the newly renovated North Memorial ER.  He is survived by his wife, Jean; two daughters; sister, Edith in Kreuztal-Ferndorf, Germany; nieces and nephews.  Memorial Service 7PM, Tuesday, April 5th at GIll Brothers Funeral Chapel, 7300 42nd Ave. (Rockford Rd.), New Hope with visitation beginning at 5PM.  Private Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans or the Animal Humane Society.

GILL BROTHERS    New Hope Chapel   763-531-1777

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