Russell Lee From, 77

Russell Lee Krom, 77, of rural Roann, died at 4:02 pm, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, at Goshen Hospital.

He was born on May 14, 1944, in Wabash, to Norris and Grace (Williams) Krom.

Russell was a 1962 graduate of Roann High School. He married Marie Ann Weiss at the Roann Christian Church on July 11, 1965. Russell was a longtime farmer and also co-owned along with his son, Krom Farms, Repair, and Restoration. He was a member of the Roann Christian Church, the Roann Lions Club, and was a longtime president of the Roann Tractor Pull Committee. Making wooden model toys was his hobby, but tractor pulling was his passion.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Ann Krom of Roann; three children, Rusty (Shawn) Ashby of Camden, Misty (Brian) Reed of Blacklick, Ohio, and Dewayne Krom of North Manchester; eight grandchildren, Scott Ashby and Megan Ashby, both of Camden, Braeden Reed and Carsen Reed, both of Blacklick, Kaleb Krom, Lucas Krom, Faith Krom, and Ethan Krom, all of North Manchester, and his sister-in-law, Louella Krom of Roann.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Vonell Krom.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at Roann Christian Church, with Chris Ponchot officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Road, Roann, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Preferred memorial is Roann Tractor Pull.

The memorial guest book for Russell may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Aug 26