Ransom George Roman

September 20, 1943 ~ March 26, 2022 (age 78)


Graveside services for Ransom G. Roman, 78, formerly of Norfolk, will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk followed by a Celebration of Life open house at Elkhorn Valley Museum. Reverend Brian Johnson will officiate. Military Rites will be rendered by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644.

Rans passed at his home in Lincoln on March 26, 2022.

Rans was born in Norfolk on September 20th, 1943, the son of Ransom and Mary Jane (Burns) Roman Sr. He was raised in Norfolk and graduated from Norfolk High School in 1961. 

On December 21, 1962, Rans married Judy Matzke in Pocatello, Idaho. They made their home in Norfolk. 

Rans worked for his family's business until branching out into real estate in his early 20's. He owned Gateway Realty, where he was an agent, broker, and appraiser. He then owned his real estate appraisal business until he retired in 2020. He earned many awards and recognitions throughout his career. 

Rans had a passion for history, politics, and classic cars.

He loved Norfolk and his community, serving on several boards and committees, including Chairman of the Madison County Republicans, as well as a member of the State Republican Central Committee. He was the treasurer for the Norfolk Sanitary district and was on the cemetery board. He was a past president of both, Elkhorn Valley Museum and the Norfolk Lions Club. He served in the Nebraska National guard from 1966-1971.

Rans is survived by his daughters, Brooke Roman (Fred Carbo) of Lincoln, and Gwynne (Bruce) Chilton, of Sioux City, Iowa, and their children Matt and Zane. Cousin James L. (B) Roman, of Houston, TX.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sister, Jane Anne Roman.

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Graveside Service
April 23, 2022

2:00 PM
Prospect Hill Cemetery
13th and Maple
Norfolk, NE 68701

Celebration of Life
April 23, 2022

2:30 PM
Elkhorn Valley Museum
515 Queen City Blvd
Norfolk, NE 68701

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