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In Memory of Breitmeyer, Lois Fromm


Lois Patricia (Fromm) Breitmeyer, 91, born February 16, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, died April 24, 2014 at home in Royal Oak. Daughter of Bess (Meech) Fromm and Eric Fromm, proprietors of the Detroit area Fromm’s Hardware chain from the 1930s until the late 1960s. Widow of lawyer and restaurateur John F. Breitmeyer, Jr., to whom she was married for 46 years. Lois is survived by her six children, Susan Payne, Thomas Payne, Carol Breitmeyer (Don Jones), Patricia Breitmeyer (Tim Batchelder), John Breitmeyer (Gina) and Jennie Breitmeyer (State Rep. Jim Townsend) and has 10 loving grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Lois was predeceased by her brothers and sisters-in-law James and Joanna Fromm and Harold and Sue Fromm (also Lois’s college roommate and dearest friend), and sister-in-law and her husband Lorraine (Breitmeyer) and Jack Prock. Visitation at William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile, Royal Oak, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Memorial service at the Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., to be followed by a celebration of her life Friday evening. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the American Civil Liberties Union or the United States Fund for UNICEF.


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Arrangements with Breitmeyer/Townsend, 25495 Yark Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48067. (248)342-5253.
Published on April 30th, 2014


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