FARMER CITY – Jimmy Dale Froman, 87, of Farmer City passed away at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday (March 18, 2015) at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the United Methodist Church, Farmer City. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m., also at the church. Inurnment will be at a later date in Kirkland Cemetery, Kirkland.
Jimmy was born March 23, 1927, to George and Maude Froman in Harrisburg, Ill. He married Doris Siegrist in August of 1961 in Harrisburg. She preceded him in death in February 2013.
Surviving are one daughter, Debbie (Dennis) Rehn of Kirkland; and grandchildren, Sarah and Molly Rehn.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and two daughters, Jamie Lynn Froman and Laurie Gail Froman.
Jimmy was a World War II Army veteran. He graduated from SIU with a teaching degree that took him to Cahokia, where he taught chemistry. He then moved over to Kankakee, where he taught physics and chemistry, eventually becoming school principal.
He became principal at Hiawatha School in Kirkland before finishing his career as school principal for Farmer City-Mansfield, retiring in the 1980s.
He was a member of the Kirkland Lions Club, Free Masons, Knights of Pythias, and many other organizations.
Jimmy loved to hunt and fish but most of all he loved playing around with his granddaughters. Jimmy influenced, tutored and mentored many young people over the course of his life.
He was a loving father, grandfather and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.