Frommelt Inez V. (Okins) Frommelt passed away at the age of 92 on Tuesday, July 2, 2002. She was born in Redwood, Minnesota, the daughter of Frank and Lillian Okins. Raised on a farm outside of Delhi, Minnesota, Inez moved to Minneapolis after high school and attended beauty school. She operated her own beauty salon in downtown Minneapolis until 1936, when she married Henry J. Frommelt, a life long employee of Gamble-Skogmo, Inc., until he died in 1970. In 1946, the boys in fifth grade at Fuller grade school informally voted her the best looking mom. Inez enjoyed good food, was an excellent cook, and prepared her own meals almost up until the time of her death. She particularly loved New Orleans and its cajun style food, albeit she would never turn down a White Castle hamburger. She last visited New Orleans and her friends there when she was 90. The activity of Bourbon Street, the history, the art and the architecture fascinated her. She was patient, temperate, non-judgmental, fiercely loyal and always right. She was not above giving criticism, particularly to your face, but would defend anyone you criticized. She was an avid fan of the Vikings, Twins and Gophers. With those exceptions, she always supported the underdog. She will be sorely missed by her daughter, Christine; her sons, Roger and Jeffrey, and her grandchildren, Jennifer, Karen, Eric, Mark, Brian and Craig. Her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren, Megan, Ema, Ryan, Shawn, Sara and Jack, brought her great joy. Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 6, 2002 at the Werness Brothers Chapel, West 50th St and Beard Av, four blocks east of France Av in South Minneapolis. Memorials preferred to the Harriet Tubman Center, 3111 lst Av S., Mpls 55408, or Jones-Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Av, Mpls 55416.

Published on July 3, 2002

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