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Thomas  J. Froning
  • St. Augustine Men's Choir
    Minster, OH 45865

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“First we wish our deepest sympathy to Kathy, Liz, Sarah and your families. What a life and what a character Uncle Tom was. The last of a great...Read More »
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“We well always remember his smile and spirit. Be at peace. With all love, the Shachters ”
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“Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I will always remember his "joke of the day" he would entertain us with at the beginning of Minster Civic meetings...Read More »
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Thomas J. Froning age 95, of Elmwood of New Bremen, formerly of 2nd Street Minster, Ohio died 6:18 PM on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. He was born January 19, 1918 in Minster, Ohio to the late Bernard & Philomena M. (Droesch) Froning. He married Bernadine F. Poeppelman on January 19, 1946 in Minster. She preceded him in death on February 18, 1993. He is survived by 3 daughters: Kathryn & John Andrews, Warrenton, VA, Elizabeth & Douglas Betz, Bellbrook, Ohio, Sarah & Ken Sommer, Minster, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 grandchild and brothers & sisters Sylvester & Florence Froning, Cletus & Sophia Froning, Bertilla & Raymond Oliger, Wilbur & Hildegard Froning, Rita & George Daugherty, infant brother Benedict & sister-in-law Loretta Froning. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster where he was a member of the Men's Choir for 68 years. He was a member of the US Army Air Corps as A Tech Sergeant from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1945. He was also a member of the American Legion, V.F.W. F.O.E. #1391, the Minster Civic Association, T.P.A. & the Cataract Fire Company all of Minster. He was retired from Post Printing, Minster after 38 years of service. Tom enjoyed singing traveling and refinishing furniture. He also loved his Sunday drives listening to music. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, April 5, 2013 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Rev. Rick Nieberding celebrant. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 4 and from 9:00 to 9:30 AM on Friday, April 5. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be made to Williams Syndrome Association and St. Augustine Men's Choir. Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.