Thomas Froemming
Thomas Froemming

Thomas Froemming

Rest In Peace...
1946 - 1989

Sunday, October 21, 1990, Lewiston Morning Tribune


''Pathway to the Stars,'' a space museum and telescope in memory of Thomas John Froemming, a former Lewiston resident, was recently dedicated near Lompoc, Calif.

Froemming was born at Park Falls, Wisc., and was raised at Lewiston. He graduated in 1969 from the University of Idaho at Moscow.

At the time of his death from cancer in January 1989, he was employed by the Western Space and Missile Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc as chief of the safety flight analysis branch.

In 1988, he was a nominee for the Department of Defense civilian employee of the year.

The museum and telescope, given by the National Aeronauticals and Space Administration, were dedicated Oct. 6.

His parents, John and Marge Froemming, are Lewiston residents.


From 20 year reunion book20 Year Reunion 1984

Spouse's Name: Kathi
Current residence: Lompoc CA
Occupation: Western Space and Missile Center-Physicist.
Spouse's Occupation: Senior Configuration Management Analyst-Lockheed Space Operations Company.
Family: Jamie Marie 13; Neiley Anne 8; Ryan Thomas 1.
Aside form our active work schedules of participating I the build up of the Space Shuttle Program for the Western Launch Site here at Vandenberg Air Force Base, we ar busy at home and with our family. Lately our weekends have been digging trenches, etc., trying to landscape our yard of our new home. As a family we enjoy bike riding together and Kathi and I are avid runners, we participate occasionally in races along the Central Coast.

10 Year Reunion 1974

Current residence: Lompoc CA
Occupation: Physicist
Spouse's Occupation: Housewife
Family: Jamie Marie 3.
I graduated from UofI with a BS in physics in 1969. I got married in 1968. Currently working as a civilian missile flight control analyst at the Space and Missile Test Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base CA.

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