Faye Jean was born Jan. 26, 1919, at Elkhorn Township rural Kingsley, the daughter of Ottis Richardson and Jean (Gilmour) Richardson-Bolton. She was raised and educated in the Elkhorn township area attending both rural school and Kingsley High School graduating in 1935.
After high school, she attended Sioux Falls College for a short while. She then worked at her mother's grocery store in Kingsley.
On Nov. 27, 1937, she married Delmar Fromme at Kingsley. The couple farmed on the Fromme family farm until 1980 when they retired from farming.
She worked at Mid-Sioux Opportunity setting up outreach offices for several years. She also worked at the Fashion Shop in Remsen for almost 10 years.
In 1989, the couple moved into Remsen. Delmar died March 14, 2004. Faye Jean entered the Happy Siesta Health Care center on Sept. 29, 2011.
Faye Jean was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Remsen. She held different office positions in the Federated Women's Club of Iowa, was on the committee for the Remsen 75th Jubilee, and served on the election board for Henry Township.
She enjoyed ballroom dancing, reading, gardening, cooking, canning and she was famous for her chocolate chip cookies.
Survivors include one daughter, Joan Fromme Quinn of Remsen; one son, Lynn Fromme and his wife, Dianne of Remsen; one grandson, Dale Quinn of Rigby, Idaho; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, William Richardson and his wife, Dorothy; her stepfather, James Bolton; and one stepbrother, James Ross Bolton.
Funeral Sservice will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Remsen, with the Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Remsen Community Cemetery. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. today (Monday), with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Visitation will resume Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Casketbearers will be Carlyn Erichsen, Terry Maass, Gayle Henrich, David Ott, Tony Paskert and Dennis Kroeger.
Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.fischfh.com.