David Romain of Caro, age 71, passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Dave was born June 27, 1947 in Caro, the son of the late Lawrence and Mary Helen (Weis) Romain and graduated from Caro High School with the class of 1965. He was drafted into the U.S. Army, later enlisting with the National Guard, and honorably discharged from both services. Dave moved to Hawaii for several years and returned to this area in 1979 to be closer with his father. Dave would soon meet his future bride while working construction in the thumb where he frequented a Port Austin restaurant. He was united in marriage with the former Diane Fisher on June 9, 1984 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Caro, and often reflected on how lucky he was to have met and married the waitress who stuck her finger in his pie. Dave had a way of making life colorful and rarely shied away from the next adventure. He spent time working as a bouncer at the Arrowhead Golf Course and performing linework for several energy companies. He would later leave his more lucrative careers so he could focus on raising his son, a decision that rewarded him for the remainder of his life. In 1994, Dave proudly fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning his own business, founding Romain & Son Construction Company, where he completed many projects in the area with a particular eye for concrete. He later created S & D Delivery Company to deliver the Bay City Times and Saginaw News. He committed his life to his family and centered everything he did around his son and best friend, Scott. He imparted wisdom as though time was short but left behind stories and love that are timeless.
Dave is survived by his loving wife, Diane Romain; one son, Scott and Jill Romain; granddaughter, Olivia; two daughters from a previous marriage, Keri Lynn and Beth Ann, and their families; siblings and their spouses, Larry Romain, Helen and Dwaine Peters, Mary Jo and Robert Ward, Clyde and Connie Romain, Tom and Betsy Romain; sister-in-law, Kathy Romain; and many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by his step-father, Ken Barton; step-mother, Eldora Romain; sister, Lorca Diane Romain; and brother, Peter John Romain.
A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018 at St. Christopher Parish, Sacred Heart Church in Caro with Rev. Jerzy Dobosz officiating. Military honors will be afforded by the U.S. Army and the Caro American Legion Post #7. The family will be present to receive friends at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Romain Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Diane Romain, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.