JAMES HENRY “JIM” FROMMER
James Henry “Jim” Frommer, 69, Valley Falls, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at his home. He was owner and operator of Frommer oil Co. in Valley Falls for 29 years.. He had worked as a sheet metal worker at the Santa Fe Railway Shop in Topeka. He was born on July 4, 1937, at Half Mound, Kansas, the son of Henry J. and Juanita George Frommer. He graduated from Valley Falls High School and attended Ottawa University for one year. He was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church and had been a member of the former Masonic Lodge No. 21 A.F. & A.M. at Valley Falls. He was a coach for many years for summer youth baseball. He served in the U. S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. He married Patsy Allen on November 29. 1958, at Valley Falls. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Frommer, Valley Falls; his son, Tony Frommer, Denison, his daughter, Lori Grollmes, Valley Falls; two brothers, Gene Frommer, Loveland, CO, and John Frommer, Lees Summit, MO; a sister, Deanna Hardenburger, Olathe; grandchildren, Klinton, Danielle and Britten Grollmes and Melissa Burden, and great-grandchildren, Dalton and Gavin Burden. A funeral service will be at, 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2007, at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Burial will be at the Valley Falls Cemetery with military services conducted by Grahem-Herbers Post 3084, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Falls Athletic Association or Jefferson County Hospice and sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, 810 Broadway, Valley Falls, KS 66088. Online condolences are at www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.