Joshua Romans, 30, passed away at his home in Minneapolis, MN on July 22, 2022.
Josh was born March 11, 1992 in Williston, ND to Diane Ness and Ralph "Rusty" Romans. Josh spent his early years in Williston, then in Grand Forks and moved to Bismarck where he graduated from Bismarck High School in 2010. Josh then moved to Minneapolis, attended and graduated with an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts & Sciences from Le Cordon Bleu, October15, 2011. His legacy would be his meteoric rise in the culinary arts due to his dedication and hard work. His entire culinary career was definitely a defining hallmark of his life. He was very proud of each step along the way. Josh never took a day off that wasn't scheduled, could cook you under the table, always looked out for who was left and right, had the urgency and precision of someone who had been in a professional environment their entire life. He would carry you to the next destination, never ever late for a date and he embodied the word tenacity.
Josh truly enjoyed exploring new recipes and techniques, as well as sharing his knowledge, experience and passion for food with others. He seemed like he was always reading, enjoyed gardening and motorcycling.
The world just got a little dimmer. A beautiful light was snuffed out by the silent darkness. Josh's dazzling light will be carried by those who love him. He was a true old soul-- free and wild with an adventurous spirit. He selflessly gave everything to anyone that needed something. Josh was shiny and brilliant with a contagious wit, an exquisite sense of adventure balanced with a strong moral compass. He was a child at heart because he never wanted to lose his curiosity. He touched the lives of many.
Joshua is preceded in death by his grandparents and his Aunt Cathy Ness.
Survived by his mother Diane Ness; father Rusty Romans; brother Michael Ness; brother Dustin Romans; brother Timothy Ness; Nephew and niece Brycen and Peyton Romans; Uncle CJ Ness and family; Uncle Jim Ness and family; Aunt Sandra Audal and family; Aunt Lori (Tom) Marler; Niece Aggie Ness; Uncle Mike (Shelly) Romans and family; Aunt Dawn (Mike) Meussman and family; Uncle Dale Romans; Aunt Christi (Malcolm) Carv and family; Kevin, Deb and Jade Embury; Surrogate Parents Suzanne Kramer-Brenna and her daughter Lara; Kris Jones. Girlfriend Maggie Zukowski. Best Friends Doug Villavaso (Lara); Brandon Sheridan (Anna Axell).
Layne Kirby Holm
Aug 13, 2022
(Williston, ND-North Dakota)
Aug 16, 2022