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Elisabeth Roman

December 25, 1928 ~ November 11, 2019 (age 90)

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Elisabeth Roman, 90, formerly of LaPorte, IN passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville, IN.

She was born Elisabeth Gertrud Christa Klunker to Edgar and Dorothea (Seidel) Klunker on December 25, 1928 in Dresden, Germany.

Elisabeth immigrated to Chicago after World War II. She was trained as a seamstress. She married Paul Roman on June 30, 1956.  They moved their family to LaPorte, Indiana in the mid-1960s. Together with their family, they owned and operated an egg business, the Paul Roman Egg Farm. 

Elisabeth had a nurturing and giving heart.  As an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church in LaPorte, IN, she participated in quilting and knitting baby sweaters and hats for their mission programs. She had a deep love of nature and watching birds, which she passed on to her children and grandsons. Her membership in the LaPorte County Audobon Society gave her great friendships and much joy.  She will always be remembered for her kind open heart and her beautiful smile.

She is survived by daughters: Christina Roman Sorensen (husband, Kurt) of Noblesville, IN and Dorothy Roman Mathiesen (husband, Tom) of Parker, CO; son: Harold Roman of Acton, MA; and five grandsons, Scott and Trevor Sorensen of Crested Butte, CO; Kris Roman of Acton, MA, and Ryan and Kyle Mathiesen of Parker, CO. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Ingunn Ulrich of Germany, her brother, Edlef Klunker of Slovakia, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Paul Roman. Also preceding her in death were her brother, Wilhard Klunker, her father, Edgar Klunker, mother Dorothea Klunker, and stepmother, Lisa Klunker, all of Germany.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church, 20650 Cumberland Rd, Noblesville, IN 46062 on Saturday, November 23, 2019, with visitation from 12:00 am-1:00 pm, with the service to begin at 1:00. Friends are invited to join the family for refreshments at the church, following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Janus Developmental Services, Inc, 1555 Westfield Road, Noblesville, IN 46062.  Arrangements are entrusted to Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel where you may send condolences at

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November 23, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Bethel Lutheran Church
20650 Cumberland Road
Noblesville, IN 46060

Celebration of Life
November 23, 2019

1:00 PM
Bethel Lutheran Church
20650 Cumberland Road
Noblesville, IN 46060


Janus Developmental Services, Inc.
1555 Westfield Road, Noblesville IN 46060
Tel: 1-317-773-8781

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