Rolling Oaks Funeral Home

400 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX


John William Kromer

May 30, 1939September 7, 2019

John William Kromer, devoted husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019. He is survived by his wife Judy, his daughters Julie (Edwin), Jill (Stanley), and Susan. His treasured grandchildren Alyssa, Ben, Ryan, Holland, Katharine and Angelle. He was preceded in death by his father William Kromer, his mother Bernita Kromer, his brother Alan Kromer, and his niece Deanna Kromer.

John was born on May 30, 1939 in Jamaica, New York. As a young boy he moved to Chicago, Illinois where he quickly became a loyal fan of the White Sox and the Chicago Bears. After graduating high school from Chicago Vocational School, a young Judy Powell caught his eye and he married her on November 4, 1962. John served his country in the Air Force Reserves from 1960-1966. He was employed as a supervisor at Illinois Bell and was often tapped to coordinate telecommunication services for the FBI and Secret Service during high profile visits to the city.

In his free time, John was always quick to lend a helping hand. He served as an Auxiliary Police Officer in Park Forest, Illinois as well as with the local chapter of the Jaycees. He enjoyed camping with his loved ones and made a point of taking his family to as many of the 50 states as possible.

After retiring from Illinois Bell, John and Judy moved to Irving, Texas to be closer to their daughters and grandchildren. John enjoyed making new friends, traveling internationally, and spending time with his beloved family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas or the American Heart Association.


  • Memorial Service Monday, September 16, 2019


John William Kromer

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Chance Family

September 15, 2019

We send our love to you all.
Praying for comfort.
Love, Tom and Marti

Greta Pardue

September 11, 2019

May you find comfort by remembering happy times. He has received the ultimate gift of life everlasting. My prayers for him, for you Susan and all your family. Remember that you have us to lean on during these hard times.

Stephanie Young

September 11, 2019

May your family be comforted by God in our Lord Jesus Christ, now and always.

Stephanie Young and family