Robert Ernest Fromm, Sr.
Robert Ernest Fromm, Sr., 82, of Riverton, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 7:17 am, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at his home. He was born February 26, 1935 in Springfield to Ernest and Clara (Clark) Fromm. He married Marilyn Jonaitis on April 11, 1953.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; five children, Madonna Marrin, Robert (Susan) Fromm, Jr. and Kim (John) Luparell, all of Springfield, James (Maribeth) Fromm of Bolingbrook and Jennifer (Mike) Crowe of Spaulding; nine grandchildren, Stephanie (David) Lara, Nicole (James) Marrin-Froehner, Eric (Kelly) Fromm, Joshua (Kristin) Luparell, Traci (Nathan) Knisley, James (Melanie) Fromm, Jr., Ryan Fromm, Brady Crowe and Chase Crowe; nine great grandchildren, Sam Lara, Gretchen Lara, Parris Fromm, Liam Knisley, Joe Knisley, Clara Knisley, Ella Luparell, Isaac Luparell and Elena Fromm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Dennis Marrin and granddaughter, Hilary Fromm.
He was a member of St. James Church in Riverton. Bob was a private pilot and loved his farm and dogs, Babe and Snickers. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
Bob retired from CWLP as a coal handler after 23 years of service
Visitation: 3 – 6 pm, Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 10 am Monday, August 28, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Reverend Raphael Paul de Moreno officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Charity of the Donor’s choice.