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Loretta Elizabeth Fromme was born November 27, 1914, the first child  of Frank B. and Elizabeth Corrigan Fromme in New Berlin, Illinois. 


Loretta’s mother died in 1925.  The 1930 census shows Loretta, along with her father, her brothers, and her sister, living with her grandparents  William and Elizabeth Fromme in New Berlin. 


In 1936 and 1937, Loretta worked for Lukeman Motor Company at 226 South Church in Jacksonville, Illinois.  She continued to work for Lukeman’s in 1938 and 1939, but at 502 West College.


Loretta married Bernard A. “B.A.” Ring on April 9, 1940.  During the early years of their marriage, they lived on Hardin Street near West Morton Avenue in Jacksonville.  In the 1960s, they lived at 1423 South East Street. Loretta’s sister Mary lived with them during those years.  B.A. worked for Phillips 66.  Loretta was an “Avon Lady.”  She visited her customers in person.   She also worked for  the Illinois Department of Public Aid and Doyle Plumbing. 


They were members of the Church of Our Savior in Jacksonville.  Loretta was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.  They liked to dance, play cards, bowl, and fish. They loved to travel. Their destinations included Ireland, Hawaii, the Ozarks, Branson, New Orleans, California, Clearwater Beach, and they spent several winters in Destin, Florida. 


In the 1970s, they moved to Eisenhower drive.  They later moved to St. Joseph’s home in Springfield, Illinois.


Loretta died March 5, 2005.  Exactly one week later, her husband of almost 65 years followed.  They were 90-years-old.  Loretta and Bernard are buried in Calvary Cemetery in Jacksonville.

Loretta Elizabeth Fromme and Bernard Ring

Bernard and Loretta Fromme Ring

Loretta Fromme Ring

Bernard and Loretta Fromme Ring

Loretta and Francis Fromme, about 1916

Mary Fromme, Loretta Fromme Ring, Bernard Ring,and Robert Ring

Loretta and Bernard Ring

1940, LaJolla, CA

Baby Francis Joseph Fromme, August, 1956 with Father Troesch, Godmother Aunt Loretta and Godfather Grandpa Frank B. Fromme Bernard Ring

1940, LaJolla, CA

Loretta and Bernard Ring, 1988

Loretta Fromme Ring, William H. Fromme and Bernard Ring, 1940

Loretta and Bernard Ring, 1995


Bernard A. Ring

Loretta, Frank, Bernard, Mary and Francis Fromme, about 1927


1930 Federal Census of New Berlin, Illinois

1936-37 Jacksonville City Directory

1938-39 Jacksonville City Directory