Valerie Rombach

Valerie Rombach
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Valerie Rombach, nee Herek, 79, of Swansea, IL, formerly of Denver, CO, born December 2, 1937, in Omaha, Nebraska, died Friday, February 3, 2017, at Sycamore Village, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Rombach worked as a medical technologist at both St. Joseph’s Hospital and St. Anthony’s Hospital, Denver, CO, before her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Rombach; her parents, Lawrence and Elizabeth, nee Byrne, Herek; and a brother, Timothy Herek.

Surviving are four daughters, Margaret “Peg” (Alan Riggs) Rombach-Riggs of Swansea, IL,
Janet Rombach of Fort Collins, CO,
Rebecca Rombach of Port Townsend, WA,
and Jennifer (Charles Letherwood) Rombach-Letherwood of Portland, OR;
three grandchildren, Ryan Riggs, Devlin Riggs, and Ivy Letherwood;
a sister, Judith Herek of Sacramento, CA;
a brother, Greg (Jack Dynis) Herek of Berkeley, CA;
a sister-in-law, Mary Beth Herek of Omaha, NE;
three brothers-in-law;
three sisters-in-law;
eight nephews;
and three nieces.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Council on Aging or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral services will be held in Denver, CO, at a later date.

Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, CO.

Condolences Left For Valerie Rombach

I knew Valerie when we both worked at St. Joe’s, and she was our neighbor in Congress Park. She was always friendly. I will pray for her at mass at St. Joe’s tomorrow, Feb. 8.
Sincere sympathies to the family.

Margaret Bandy, Denver, CO, 80231


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