Frank Hromas Jr.
Funeral services celebrating and honoring the life of Frank Thomas Hromas, 95, of Enid, will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Miller as officiant. Interment will follow at Waukomis cemetery. Military honors will be led by the US military. Services are under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
Frank was born on May 19, 1926 on his grandfather’s farm on the northern outskirts of Waukomis, Oklahoma to Frank and Agnes Hromas and died of that life on July 10, 2021 in Enid, Oklahoma. He lived all his life in Waukomis and attended public schools in Waukomis. After graduating from high school in 1944, he entered the United States Army. He served and fought primarily during the liberation of the Philippines. He spent a year in the occupation forces in Japan and returned home in 1946. He cultivated with his father west of Waukomis until 1949 when he met and married a daughter Hennessy, Leta Louise Staggs. They were married for over 65 years until her death in 2014.
His 80-acre farm west of Waukomis could not support his family, so in 1952 he made a train of his tractor tools, drove it into town, and traded Harry Landwehr for a new television set and a new phonograph. He moved the farm to town and started working as a plumber and electrician at Waukomis Hardware. A few years later he started working as a flour conditioner for Pillsbury in Enid. In 1957 he started delivering propane through Home Oil & Gas until the owners decided he should be Waukomis’ plumber, electrician and HVAC expert. In 1969, he and his brother-in-law, Ernest Maly, purchased Waukomis Hardware where they continued the plumbing, electrical and HVAC work.
Throughout the ’60s and’ 70s and beyond, Frank was repeatedly elected to and served as the Waukomis School Board. He was a member of and was the chief of the Waukomis Volunteer Fire Department. After shutting down Waukomis Hardware, Frank became the Superintendent of Waukomis Utilities. After his retirement he returned to farming working for his lifelong friend Glen Goodwin.
He is survived by his sons, Frank D. and his wife Annabell Hromas of Amarillo, Texas, Richard L. and his wife Nancy Hromas of Enid, as well as seven grandchildren (and spouses), six great-grandchildren. children and his sister Marie Cox.
He was predeceased by his wife Leta, infant son David Lee, sister Betty Snodgrass and brother Ted.
Memorials can be made in her honor at the Circle of Love Hospice or the Waukomis Fire Department, with the Brown-Cummings Funeral Home serving as the custodian of the funds.
Condolences and special memories can be shared with family online at www.Brown-Cummings.Com.
Published on July 13, 2021