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Harry Froman, Jr.
11/29/1929 - 07/21/2020
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Harry Froman, Jr., age 90, went to be with our Lord on July 21, 2020.
Harry was born on November 29, 1929, in Flint, MI, to Grace (Gribler) and Harry Froman, Sr.
After working various jobs as a young man, he joined the Marine Corps in 1950. Harry did his boot camp training at Parris Island and was immediately deployed to Korea, coming home in 1952 when the war ended. After discharge, Harry stayed and worked in California. While there, he met the love of his life, Barbara. The couple married on February 10, 1956, and moved to Puxico. They later moved to St. Louis where their only daughter, Cheryl, was born. They finally settled near Zalma, Missouri.
Harry led a full and interesting life. He worked and traveled with a carnival company, picked cotton, baled and hauled hay, worked in several factories, drove semi-trucks, managed two restaurants, managed a shoe store, cut and hauled ties and logs, owned and operated a sawmill, worked at the Cape Airport, was part of the management team at McDonald-Douglas Aircraft (now Boeing), and raised and sold hogs.
If that wasnt enough, he earned a pilots license, merchant marine license, A & P mechanic license (federal license to work on airplanes), and an Auctioneers license. He worked as an auxiliary policeman in Arnold, MO, and a deputy sheriff in both Jefferson County, St. Louis, and Bollinger County. He was a self-described Jack of All Trades Master of a Few.
Harry was an active member of Brush Creek Baptist Church for many years serving as a trustee and Sunday School teacher. He belonged to the Marine Corp League in Cape Girardeau, the Masonic Lodge in Zalma, and St. Marks Order of the Eastern Star
in Cape and Poplar Bluff. He achieved the 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite and was a lifetime member of VFW Post #5900 of Marble Hill, MO.
Harry is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Macke adopted daughter, Deidre Owen and adopted son, Jeffrey Owen his 3 grandchildren: Ryan Macke, Barbara Schroeppel, and Kelly Macke and 5 great-grandchildren: Ryan Preston Macke, Hailey Macke, Makayla Macke, Christian Tyler Schroeppel, and Hunter Souron. He is also survived by one brother, Mitchell (Sandy) Froman, three brothers-in-law, Fred (Linda) Kelly, Mickey Kelly, and Robert Kelly two sisters-in-law Shirley (John) Moncrief, and Mary Lou (James) Kelly as well as many nieces and nephews.
Harry was preceded in death by his wife, parents, parents-in-law, one brother, three sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in-law.
Visitation will be at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, MO from 9:00 to 11:30 am on Thursday, July23rd, with service to be held immediately following. Interment will be at the Veteran Cemetery in Bloomfield, MO.
Harry will always be remembered for his sense of humor, ability to talk to anyone about anything, and wonderful singing voice. And for the doubters, yes, he really was offered a singing contract in Branson!
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