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April 14, 2024

Obituary: WWII veteran, shot down over Italy, dies at age 95

Obituary courtesy of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home:

Edward Louis Kromminga passed away at the age of 95 on January 25, 2019. Edward was one of six siblings and second from the youngest.  He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, three brothers and one daughter, Manya Mariea Kromminga.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ruth (Mayfield) Kromminga, daughter Amaya Lynne Fiock (Steven), son Bradford Louis Kromminga (Janet) and one grandchild, Manya Lynne Fiock.

Edward was a WWII Vet who served in the Army Air Corps as the bottom ball turret gunner on the B-24 Bomber, Good Heavens. On his 32 mission he was shot down over Italy where he was captured and was a Prisoner Of War for the duration of the war.  

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and our hero in every sense.   

An intimate celebration of his life will be held by his immediate family.

Interment will be at West Lawn/Hillcrest Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

Donations are preferred to Veteran’s Memorial – City of Eden Prarie, Minnesota c/o Bill Olmschenk, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prarie, MN 55344 or American Ex Prisoners of War, P.O. Box 3445, Arlington, TX 76007-3345

Services have been handled by Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home, 870 San Benito St., Hollister, CA 95023 831-637-3757 www.grunnagle.com.