Roman J. Wacker

March 26, 1938 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Roman Wacker, 84, Two Harbors, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2022 at Lake View Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Roman was born March 26, 1938 to Mathew and Marie (Heimenz) Wacker in Morrison County, MN.  He grew up living on Hannah Lake near Hillman, MN and had made his home in Two Harbors since 1961.  Roman was married to Mary Lou Kiehm on June 8, 1963 and they operated the Sea Breeze Motel for many years.  Roman was employed as a sawyer at JC Campbell Lumber Co. for many years and later worked as welder at North Shore Steel until retiring.

After losing his sight thirty years ago, he was trained by Lighthouse for the Blind, and was an amazing wood-worker. Many people were recipients of his wonderful wood-working creations. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, but most of all, time spent with his close-knit family.

Roman was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou; brothers, Leonard, Joseph, and Brian; a sister, Alice (Rich) Stauffeneker; brothers-in-law, Duane Hoffman and Jerry Banick.

He is survived by his daughters, Deb (Gary) Beck and Diane (Al) Lampela; a son, David (Gayl) Wacker; grandchildren, Ashlee Beck, Brandon Wacker, Brent Wacker, Matt (Lizzy) Bromaghim, and Andrea (Adam) Crandall; brothers, Kenneth, James (Brenda), and Dennis (Patty); sisters, Rose Hoffman, Bernice Banick, Delores (Dick) Meyer, and Joann (Duane) Boser; and sister-in-law, Carol Wacker.

Roman’s family would like to thank the staff of Lake View Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care in his final days.

Services will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Cavallin Funeral Home in Two Harbors.  Lunch will follow at the American Legion lower level from 2-4 PM. To share your memories or condolences online please visit



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Memorial Service
May 14, 2022

1:00 PM
Cavallin Funeral Home
426 2nd Ave
Two Harbors, MN 55616


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