OBITUARY

Roman R Wojciechowski

June 16, 1930May 1, 2013
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SFC (Ret.) Roman R. Wojciechowski

June 16, 1930-May 1, 2013

Columbus, GA- SFC (Ret.) Roman R. Wojciechowski, 82, of Columbus, GA, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Columbus Hospice House.

A chapel service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM with Reverend Gerald D. Bultman officiating according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 31907. Interment will follow in Parkhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home. The family will also receive friends at a reception immediately following the interment service at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Roman was born June 16, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI, son of the late Roman and Victoria Wojciechowski. Roman entered the Army in 1948 attaining the rank of Platoon Sergeant (E7) and retired in 1969 with 21-years of honorable service. He was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam. During the Korean War he was assigned to the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (1950-51). He served two tours in Vietnam: 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division (1966-67) and as ARVN Battalion advisor with the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) (1968-69).

Roman was an outstanding competitive pistol marksman. He was a member of 5th Army and the 3rd Army Marksmanship Training Units (1959-62) and the US Army Marksmanship Unit Pistol Team at Fort Benning, GA (1963-65). His awards include the Bronze Star Medal for Valor w/OLC, Purple Heart w/OLC, Good Conduct Medal (2d Awd), Army of Occupation Medal w/Germany and Japan Clasps, National Defense Service Medal w/2 Service Stars, Korean Service Medal w/3 Campaign Stars, United Nations Service Medal (Korea), Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge w/Star, Parachutist Badge, and the US Army Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge (1962).

After retiring from the Army, Roman graduated with degrees from Columbus Technical Collage (Computer Science) and Chattahoochee Community College (Management and Supervision). He was employed by Royal Crown as a computer programmer and then as a computer systems analyst with the Muscogee County School District retiring in 1994. Following his retirement from the civilian workforce, Roman served as the first Membership Chairperson of the Military Marksmanship Association (1994-2000).

Survivors include wife of 58 years, Ilse; five children, James P. Wojciechowski and his wife, Sandra, Kenneth Wojciechowski and his wife, Louann, John Wojciechowski and his wife, Trece, Jenny Lamb and her husband, Arnold, and Kathy Gregory and her husband, Charles; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of SFC (Ret.) Wojciechowski to Columbus Hospice, www.columbushospice.com or to St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4026 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 31907-2210.

To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.shcolumbus.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 4, 2013
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Roman R Wojciechowski

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Pam Farrell

May 7, 2013

Dear Kathy,
You and your family will be in our prayers. Please let me know if you need anything at all. We love you and are here for you.

James Miller

May 7, 2013

John and Kathy. you only remember me from High School but I just had to offer my condolences on the loss of your Father. Your Families are in our prayers.

Patti Cannington Hill

May 5, 2013

Dear Ken & LouAnn & family
I am sorry about the loss of your dad. It is so hard even when you know it will happen. Praying for your family.

Manfred Jerabek

May 5, 2013

Dear Ilse and Family
Our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved husband and our friend Roman.
Von guten Maechten wunderbar geborgen
erwarten wir getrost was kommen mag
Gott ist mit uns am Abend und am Morgen
und ganz gewiss an jedem neuen Tag.
Wir sind sehr traurig und es tut uns von ganzem Herzen leid. Wir denken an dich und deine Familie.
Deine Freunde Krimhilde und Manfred Jerabek (Naples, Italy)

Tom Plock

May 5, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with Kenny and his family

Kathy Gregory

May 5, 2013

Dad I'm going to miss you so much. Our family was so blessed to have you as our father. We always felt loved and knew if we needed anything all we had to do was pickup the phone and ask. The grand kids and great grand kids knew how proud you were of them and always enjoyed spending time with you. I'm so glad you are at peace . Love always your daughter Kathy

Donna Culpepper Warren

May 4, 2013

John, I am sorry for the loss of your father. May the comfort of family and friends surround you in the days ahead.

Amelia Hoag

May 4, 2013

My condolences to your family. Amelia Hoag member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church

Bob Pruden

May 4, 2013

Jean, Mary Lou and I send our deepest condolences for your loss

Ellen Mosely Garner

May 4, 2013

Ms. Jean and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.