May 7, 1936 – September 12, 2021
Gerald was born in Stettler, to parents, Henry and Julia Kromm on May 7th, 1936. He grew up on the family farm, east of Red Willow, AB.
Farming would end up being his passion in life. He left school after grade 8 and farmed most of his life. He purchased a piece of land in the Linda Hall district, south of Stettler with five hundred dollars in his pocket. Over the years with his wife Ruth and their two boys they worked on expanding it. For over 50 years, he worked that land, till Ruth and him retired to Stettler in their later years.
Those who knew him knew he was a quiet, practical man. Gerald enjoyed his time with his family and cooking his “Famous” sausage and fudge for all the extended family and friends who visited on their way through to other destinations. He was so proud to watch his grandsons now make the sausage two or three times a year and learn to make his two layer fudge at Christmas.
He loved the outdoors, goose and duck hunting in the fall in his younger years and fishing with family and friends in his later ones. A highlight of his love for the outdoors was a salmon fishing trip to the Vancouver coast, where he fished till his arms could not reel anymore.
Gerald and Ruth were also able to travel all over North America, from Montreal, to Nashville, the Red Woods to Alaska and many other places. In his later years, he enjoyed daily, a good coffee with his friends to catch up on the local news.
Gerald always enjoyed a nice fall day.
Gerald is survived by loving wife Ruth; sons Dennis (Laurie) Kromm and Wayne Kromm; grandsons Kirk Kromm and Garnett Kromm; as well as numerous other relatives and many dear friends.
Gerald is predeceased by parents Henry and Julia (nee Mogus); Kromm sisters Gladys and Eileen; Kromm step family: Johnny, Marie, Amelia and Edith; Mogus step family: George, Mary, Frieda, Paul and Johnny.
Funeral Service was held on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 1 pm at the Erskine Cemetery, Erskine, Alberta with Pastor Jonathan Aicken officiating. Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send or view condolences to the family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com
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