Marilyn Romaneski, missionary

March 7, 2013

Marilyn Romaneski, 83, an Army wife who was active from the 1970s until her death with Cadence International, a Christian mission agency that caters to military families, died Feb. 10 at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

She had complications from surgery, said her husband, Albert L. Romaneski.

Mrs. Romaneski accompanied her husband on assignments to Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy and Panama as well as across the United States. With Cadence, she provided meals and housing to military personnel and families. She also did volunteer work with wounded veterans.

Marilyn Jean Sodergren was born in Mankato, Minn. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., in 1958. She was an Alexandria resident and was a member of Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, retired Army Col. Albert L. Romaneski of Alexandria; three children, JoAnne Conroy of Moline, Ill., Mark Romaneski of Phoenix and Peter Romaneski of Tallahassee.; a sister, Marcia Ford of Alexandria; a brother, Carl Sodergren of Wheaton, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

— Emily Langer