Warren “Floppy” Romereim

August 26, 1953 - July 25, 2022

Service:  A celebration of Floppy’s Life will be held at Gate City Event Center in Canton, SD on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  A short service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Casual attire is requested.

         Warren “Floppy” Elliott Romereim, age 68, died unexpectedly Monday, July 25, 2022 at Platte Medical Center.

Warren was born in Canton, SD on August 26, 1953 to Ralph and Mayvis (Enstad) Romereim. He was baptized and confirmed at Canton Lutheran Church. He attended Sunnyside number 5 country school until the school closed, C. C. Jacobson Elementary, and Canton High School.

Warren married Mary Lier on March 10, 1984. Together they lived in Canton until his retirement in 2020 when they moved to Platte, SD.

Warren worked various jobs throughout his lifetime. He worked on the railroad, was an apprentice plumber and carpenter in Wyoming for a few years, continued carpentry for MEN Construction in Sioux Falls, ran his own construction business for many years, and finally, realizing he just wanted to mow, he worked for SD Game Fish and Parks at Snake Creek Recreation for 10 years.  Ultimately, he was a jack of all trades.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 38 years, Mary; his sons, Nicholas Romereim of Canton and Daniel (Cassandra) of Rockville, MD; 2 grandchildren, Ava and Oliver; and sisters, Pat Parsons, Carol Tousignant, Cheri (Paul) Gasser, and Susan Lottman. Warren also has a host of brother and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, numerous friends whom he enjoyed spending time with, and his “Platte Family.” He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary Romereim; and brothers-in-law, Roger Tousignant, Tom Parsons, and Donald Chase.

Now that traditional stuff is out of the way, if you’re reading this you will know Floppy was anything BUT traditional.  Adventure and a “good time” found him whether he (or his family) liked it or not. It wasn’t uncommon for him to host a garage-full of people in Canton or at his deck in Platte on any given day.  Growing up he had his own track at the farm for dirt bikes and three wheelers, numerous adventures on his 4-wheeler at the Big Sioux River with his dog, Lou, and using the side by side in Platte for his fishing adventures.  He is on a new adventure now, but we all know he will have a great time.  “Who’s your buddy, who’s your pal!”

A celebration of Floppy’s Life will be held at Gate City Event Center in Canton, SD on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  A short service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Casual attire is requested.  www.andersonandsonsfh.com

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  1. Claude M on July 26, 2022 said:

    Myself and my brother ran around with “Floppy’ alot
    when we were younger. My brother ( Kim M.) is
    the one who gave Warren his nickname. Had alot
    of fun times. He will be missed.

  2. Russell Heggen on July 26, 2022 said:

    My thoughts and prayers with you and your family 🙏🙏

  3. Loren Wallem on July 27, 2022 said:

    Floppy, you are going to be missed by many. Mary, Nick and Danny — So sorry. To his sisters (The Romeriem girls) so sorry. He always had a way of making one smile when you met him and when one mentioned his name to someone else, they always got a smile on their face. God bless you Warren.

  4. Steve n Patty Clay on July 27, 2022 said:

    So sorry for your loss .Floppy was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

  5. Craig Frislie on July 27, 2022 said:

    Mary, Nick & Danny,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Floppy was a longtime friend and involved in many memories; from Canton High School days, to working on the railroad watching you eat your “hot lunch” (hotdogs in a thermos of tomato soup), riding motorcycles, getting kicked out of the Disneyland parking lot, living in Phoenix, AZ and the many memories from our time at The Ponderosa. You were a great friend a to me and many others. Rest In Peace.

    Craig & Cheryl

  6. Tami Rikansrud on July 27, 2022 said:

    Romereim family, I am so sorry to see this. I’m thinking of you.

  7. Lynn Vaksdal on July 27, 2022 said:

    Mary,Nick and Danny
    I’m so sorry to her about Floppy .. Sending my Condolences you your family .. a short Story.. My sister lives in Brandon .. Floppy put siding on her house She kept Saying Floppy From Canton her husband Jerry new floppy threw I think fishing in a fishing tournament.. I finally ask Scott who floppy was at the time .. Then Nikki pipe up and she went to school with Mick and the picture came to My sister always mentioned floppy how great and talent Floppy was .. He will be missed in many ways ((Hugs to all )) …

  8. Terri Nolet on July 27, 2022 said:

    When I think of Floppy, I connect him to Jim. He was always asking Jim to “adopt him” and Jim started calling him ” my son”. Floppy even kept asking him for a “raise in his allowance”. Prayers and hugs to all of you.

  9. Scott & Arlene Bjorneberg on July 28, 2022 said:

    I Love this family, to many fun times to list. When you got in that orange van you never knew where you might end up! Floppy and I worked together and played together for many years. I will miss his laugh and smile! Thinking of you Mary, Nick and Dan God Bless!

  10. Jim Espeland on July 28, 2022 said:

    Our sincere condolences to the Romereim family. I went to school with Floppy from 1st grade at Sunnyside, then C.C. Jacobsen and high school. He reminded me a lot of his dad, Ralph, always laughing and joking and enjoying life.

  11. carolyn NAGLESTAD S naglestad on July 28, 2022 said:


  12. Sandy on July 28, 2022 said:

    So sorry for the passing of Warren. Nicholas has shared many great stories!

  13. Mick & Sonja on July 28, 2022 said:

    Mary, Nick, Danny & Family, We were so sorry to hear of Floppy’s sudden passing. He was a great guy and will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. God Bless you! Love- Mick & Sonja

  14. Nancy Ellis on July 28, 2022 said:

    Dear Mary, Phyllis and I send you our deepest sympathy at this time, may you cherish 6our memories. Nancy and phylli ellis

  15. Roxy Houg on July 29, 2022 said:

    Mary, Nick, and Danny,
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you and all of your family during this difficult time. Thoughts, hugs, and prayers to all of you!!!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  16. Diane on July 31, 2022 said:

    Mary and family, I am so sorry for your loss . I have fun memories of Floppy back in the days with him and Donnie . Those two were quite the goof balls !! Floppy was a good friend to my brother. Sending you healing prayers and comforting hugs . Diane (Strand) Van Rooyen

  17. TIM L ANDERSON on August 2, 2022 said:

    I got to know Warren for about 6 years, worked with him at snake creek. always a fun guy to be around. He will be missed!
    To Mary and family sorry for your loss. Tim

  18. TIM ANDERSON on August 2, 2022 said:

    I got to know Warren for about 6 years, worked with him at snake creek. Always a fun guy to be around, he will be missed!
    To Mary and family, sorry for your loss. Tim

  19. Ryan Bazer on August 23, 2022 said:

    Floppy was a Great Friend all the way back probably 40 yrs for Me. I was a Young Kid n Enjoyed hanging out with the Carpenter’s Building houses in My Neighborhood. Alot of Guys didn’t want or Need the Headache of a Kid Hanging around, However Floppy didn’t seem to mind and Stuck up for Me alot. Made Me Feel Welcome anyway ! Prayers 🙏 and Love to all that had the Pleasure to know Him. ! Gonna Miss You Buddy !

  20. Nancy Veenis on August 25, 2022 said:

    Sorry for your loss Mary I’ve known Warren for many years he was funny ,crazy ,unpredictable and a very special person prayers to you and your family

  21. Rihannon on August 30, 2022 said:

    He sounds like he had life in his years. Hoping you find comfort, strength, and joy from your memories.