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“Jack and Aaron, I was so sorry to learn of Renee's passing. Many years ago, she played an important role in my life as we attended ACOA meetings...Read More ยป
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Renee Wadsworth (Manakas) Fromm, age 69, of Lafayette, passed away at home at 8:25 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Born September 22, 1944 in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Gertrude (Tomkutonis) Manakas. Renee was raised in Calument City.
Her marriage was to Edward J. "Jack" Fromm on June 8, 1985 in Buffalo, IN, who survives her. Renee taught dance and ballet, as well as having danced professionally.
Surviving with her husband is her son, Aaron Wadsworth of Seoul, Korea; her sister, Suzanne Depirro (husband, George) of Monticello, IN; her brother Ralph Manakas (wife, Bobbi) of Crown Point, IN; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dogs, Stubby and Sparky. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William E. Wadsworth.
Private family memorial service to be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at