Obit: Forrest Fromm


Forrest “Darrell” Fromm, 88, of Bettendorf died Sept. 19, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Outdoor services in celebration of Darrell’s life were held Sept. 22, at Our Savior Lutheran Church. A family committal will take place at Rosehill Cemetery in Eagle Grove at a later date, where Darrell’s remains will be laid to rest with his wife, Mary Ann, who predeceased him.

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

Darrell was born Aug. 30, 1932, to Forrest W. and Madeline A. Fromm in Eagle Grove. He married Mary Ann Possehl on May 1, 1954 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

Darrell was honorably discharged from the Iowa National Guard in 1954. 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 the pharmacy in Durant.

Darrell was an avid golfer and water fowler 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; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and his sister Carole Griffin of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Ann, and a son in infancy, Forrest Austin.