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FROMMELT, Paul. (Dubuque, IA, Aug. 2, 1933--Dubuque, IA, Feb. 26, 2017). Chief Executive Officer, FROMMELT INDUSTRIES INC.. The second child of Julia (Lowe) and Cyril Frommelt, Paul graduated from LORAS ACADEMY in 1952 and attended LORAS COLLEGE. He served in the Army from 1953-1955 and married Betty Breitbach on November 24, 1955.

After returning from the armed forces, Paul worked in the family business, Frommelt Industries, until his retirement in 1992. He volunteered his time as Director of Development for the ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBUQUE and helped raise a significant amount of money for Catholic education and the Retired Priest Fund. He was past president of the Board of Regents at Loras College, member of Dubuque County Right to Life and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. Paul was also past president of Nativity parish council, a mentor in the jail and prison ministry, and along with Betty, served as a member of the Archdiocese of Dubuque Pre-Cana team for seventeen years.

Paul loved the Dubuque community and served on numerous boards including the Dubuque Recreation Commission, Airport Commission and the Dock Commission. He served as the president of the DUBUQUE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and was also past president of the DUBUQUE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. He was a former board member of AMERICAN TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK and a WAHLERT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Board of Education trustee.



Obituaries. THonline. March 2, 2017