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Forrest "Darrell" Fromm

August 30, 1932September 19, 2020

Forrest “Darrell” Fromm went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at home surrounded by the love of his family.

Outdoor services in Celebration of Darrell’s Life will be at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3775 Middle Road, Bettendorf. His family will greet friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, at Weerts Funeral Home, 3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport. In this age of COVID, friends are asked to maintain social distance as they drive through the visitation and attend the service. Masks are encouraged to maximize safety. A family committal will take place at Rosehill Cemetery in Eagle Grove, IA, at a later date, where Darrell’s remains will be laid to rest with his wife, Mary Ann, who predeceased him.

Darrell was born August 30, 1932, to Forrest W. and Madeline A. Fromm in Eagle Grove, IA. He married Mary Ann Possehl on May 1, 1954 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. For many years, Darrell worked as a pharmacist and general manager for Schlegel Drugs in the Quad City Area. The last years of his career, he owned and operated a pharmacy in Durant, IA, which were the happiest and most fulfilling years of his career. Darrell was honorably discharged from the Iowa National Guard in 1954.

Darrell was an avid golfer and waterfowler nearly his entire life. In later years, he was actively involved with CASI where he played pool, cards, shuffle board, and made many new friends. Darrell and Mary Ann enjoyed dancing and were a part of a country western dance team for many years. He was also an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Mark Steege of Maine, Lori and Ron Spiva of Bettendorf; son and daughter-in-law, Forrest Alan and Mary Lynne Fromm of Bellevue IA; seven beloved grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and his sister Carole Griffin of Missouri. Darrell is also survived by his beloved companion and dance partner, Dixie Harrington, who helped make his last years rich and happy. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Mary Ann, and a son in infancy, Forrest Austin.

Memorials may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bettendorf. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com.

Darrell lived a life well-played.

  • FAMILY

  • Forrest W. Fromm, Father (deceased)
  • Madeline A. Fromm, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Ann Possehl, Wife (deceased)
  • Lisa (Mark) Steege, Daughter
  • Lori (Ron) Spiva, Daughter
  • Forrest Alan (Mary Lynne) Fromm, Son
  • Carole Griffin, Sister
  • Dixie Harrington, Beloved companion and dance partner
  • Forrest also leaves seven beloved grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Mary Ann, and a son in infancy, Forrest Austin.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Matthew Steege, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Steege, Pallbearer
  • Abby Schuster, Pallbearer
  • Paul Schuster, Pallbearer
  • Nathan Spiva, Pallbearer
  • Amber Spiva, Pallbearer
  • Sara Lieb, Pallbearer
  • Jacob Lieb, Pallbearer
  • Forrest Q. Fromm, Pallbearer
  • Zoeie Fromm, Pallbearer
  • Madeline Fromm, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bettendorf

Services

  • Visitation, Drive by only

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Memories

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Gin Popham

October 1, 2020

I was sorry to hear of Darrell's passing. When our children were small and we would come into Westfair Drug, Darrell would call out their names from the back of the store. He would visit with them and they felt important that he knew them by name.

May the Lord give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Marion Mead Studebaker

September 24, 2020

Condolences to Forrie's Family. My first memory as a child was going to the movie house (Princess Theater) to see the Saturday feature. Madeline greeted us children with a big smile and a hug. I remember Forrest helping in the Theater with his father. They were such good memories. Along with that Forrest wife, Mary Ann, was my God Mother and I always wondered where she was. Now I know she is in Heaven with her beloved husband. I now reside in Texas and my brother and sister live in Eagle Grove. God Bless all you. Marion Mead Studebaker - Betty J Mead, and Ray Mead.

Lynne Hoffmann

September 23, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Darrell's family. What a great guy! I have known Darrell since he opened the drug store in Durant. That pharmacy has always been an important fixture in Durant and he became a friend to many over the years. I also had the honor of golfing with Darrell at Wahkonsa. Fantastic golfer! Hoping wonderful memories will help to ease your sorrow.

Nelda Tuck Family

September 22, 2020

We are saddened to hear about Darrell's passing. My father (John Tuck) and Darrell golfed together for many years. No doubt they are having a joyous reunion and sharing golf stories. We pray that you feel God's presence during this difficult time.

The Tuck Family

Gene & Sur Otto

September 22, 2020

So very sorry to learn of Darrells ‘ passing. He was very good at his job & was special in his manner with people. Enjoyed golfing with him at Wahkonsa. He will be greatly missed.

John and Tresha Hoffmann

September 21, 2020

Our sympathy to the family of Darrell. Tresha and I always enjoyed visiting when we would run into him Sunday mornings at Hyvee. He will be missed by the people he served in the Tri County area.
John and Tresha Hoffmann
Bettendorf, Iowa

Duane Bachus

September 21, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Darrell's family. Darrell was a great asset to Durant. We always were met with a smile and a story.
Duane & Linda Bachus

Sue & Mike Van Buer

September 21, 2020

Forrest, Mary, and family,
So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.
Sue & Mike Van Buer

Bill Sadowski

September 21, 2020

Great guy, fun cards and pool player. He will be missed.

Rachel Petersen-Neilson

September 21, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a staple of the Durant community. Sometimes as a little kid I would ride my bike to the pharmacy to get a few tootsie rolls just to say HI to Darrell. He gave me a nickname when I was about 5 - and it stuck until the last time I seen him a few years back... Raaaa CHELLIEEEEEE! He was such a supporter and always a man with a smile on his face. I can't express how saddened I was to see his passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers as many loved him from Durant.

FROM THE FAMILY

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