Elizabeth M. Rompf

HOUGHTON – Elizabeth M. Rompf, 86, a lifelong resident of Houghton, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, 2013, at Garden View Assisted Living Facility in Calumet, where she had been a resident since this past Sept.

She was born May 7, 1926, in Houghton, a daughter of the late Julius and Rose (Michels) Rompf. Betty attended St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic School in Houghton and graduated from Houghton High School as Valedictorian, Class of 1944.

Ms. Rompf retired as Deputy County Clerk of Houghton County in 1988 after 42 years of service to Houghton County.

Betty was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Houghton. She lived her faith daily and enjoyed visiting the nursing homes with Father John for church services.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brothers, Ernie and Robert; and her sister, Genevieve Rompf.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Elizabeth will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church with Fr. Corbin Eddy to celebrate. Spring burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton. Friends may call on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. until time of Mass in the church.

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The Plowe Funeral Home in Houghton has been assisting the family with arrangements.