Obituary: Gerda M. Fromm


June 29, 1924 – March 9, 2022

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Gerda M. FrommGerda M. Fromm, nee Schlesak, age 97, of Saint John, IN passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Martin P. Fromm. Loving mother of Thomas (Marina) Fromm, Martin (Donna) Fromm, and the late Gabrielle Fromm. Cherished grandmother of Adam (Andrea) Fromm, Karen (James) Galloway, Shannon (fiancé John Martin) Fromm, Katie (Ken) Bogacki, and step-grandson Alex Halderman; great-grandmother of Abagail, Nicholas, Danielle, Tyler, Olivia, Jacob, and Ryan; great-great-grandmother of Duncan, Avriana, and Theo. Gerda was a dedicated teacher at Holy Ghost Catholic Church for over 30 years. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Memorial service Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Ln, Dyer, IN. Inurnment Assumption Cemetery – Glenwood, IL. Memorial contributions can be made to Providence Life Services – Park Place of St. John (10700 Park Place St. John, IN 46373). For more information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at