Charles G. Fromme, 90, Birdseye
Charles G. Fromme, 90, of Birdseye, died Wednesday, February 19, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper March 15, 1929, to Frank and Rose (Marks) Fromme.
Charles attended Jasper High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a medical corpsman in a U.S. Marine Corps unit during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a cartographer for AAA in California for many years traveling extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, England, and Scotland. He later worked for Jasper Seating Company and the Jasper and St. Meinrad American Legion Posts. While living in California, he had professional voice training and after returning to Indiana sang with the Sacred Heart Church choir in Schnellville. He loved country life, especially time spent with his horses and peacocks, time on his farm, and time spent with his many siblings and their children.
He is survived by 27 nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Lenore Huls Stemply, Delores Potter, and Joanne Woolsey; four brothers, Vincent, Frank Jr., Thomas, and Norman Fromme; and five nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Sacred Heart Church in Schnellville. American Legion Post 147 will conduct military rites. A reception will be held following the mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department and/or Divine Mercy Parish. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherklesner.com.