Mr. Wilfred Albert KROMM

KROMM, Mr. Wilfred Albert

June 29, 1927 – Jan. 6,2014

Wilfred Albert was born to Conrad and Eva Kromm June 29, 1927 in Stettler, AB. He was the third of five children two older sisters, Hilda, Mabel a younger sister Ada and younger brother Donald. Wilfred is survived by his sister Hilda Norman of Stettler; his two sons Barry (Karen) Kromm of Haynes, Dale (Colleen) Kromm of Haynes; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Jackie (Paul) Jake, Grace Dobinson of Haynes, David (Christina) Conner, Elise Kromm of Haynes, Julie Kromm of Edmonton, Lee (Cheryl) Marcus Kromm of Red Deer, Cody (Sara) Gage Kromm of Alix; sister-in-law Jean Foxall of Calgary; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dave and Margaret Larkin of Alix; brother-in-law Earl Robinson of Red Willow; sister-in-law Ruth Kromm of Stettler and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Wilfred Kromm passed away peacefully in his home on the farm east of Haynes at the age of 86 years. Wilfred loved his family and was very proud of all of them. He enjoyed Christmas very much this year and was especially blessed with his sixth great-grandchild Christmas Eve, Gage Kromm (Cody and Sara). He leaves a legacy of a love of farming, hard work, self-discipline, kindness, gentleness, patience, and love for his family and friends and a great many memories. He will be deeply missed. He was married at the Alix United Church to Annie Isabel Larkin. They started farming in the Red Willow district with their first son Barry, born in 1955. They moved to the farm at Haynes in 1957. This is when their second son Dale was born. They tried being dairy farmers and egg producers but their love was in grain farming and cattle. He was given his first calf at the age of 15 by his parents and that was his start in the cattle business that lasted just three months short of sixty-five years; selling his cattle to his granddaughter Jackie (Paul). They would bring a few back every summer to help keep the grass down-even this past summer he would enjoy throwing the garden refuse over the fence to them. He was predeceased by his wife Isabel Kromm (2006); father Conrad Kromm (1965); mother Eva Kromm (1998); brother Donald Kromm (2008), sisters Ada Robinson (2009) Mabel Simon (2009), brother-in law Harold Simon (1992), Brother-in-laws John Larkin (1988), George Larkin (2000),Ian Foxall (2007). A funeral Service was held in Wilfred’s honour at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel in Stettler, AB on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mervyn Penfound officiating. Family tributes to Wilfred by Dale, Lee, Cody Kromm, Julie Kromm. Joan Rushton played the organ for the congregational hymns and Terry Rushton and Dale Simon gave a musical tribute on their saxophones. A private family ceremony was held at Fairview Stone Cemetery. The Pallbearers were Dale Kromm, Lee Kromm, Cody Kromm, Barry Kromm, Paul Dobinson, and David Kromm. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Wilfred, memorial contribution may be made to the donor’s choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home (2001) Ltd. Box 193, Stettler, Alberta T0C 0L0 who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements, 403-742-3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

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