Marie A. (Switter) Fromholtz Sunday, September 11, 1938 - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Marie A. (Switter) Fromholtz, age 78, died Tuesday after a brief illness. Born in Massillon, she was raised in Champion moving to Canton in 1959. She was a 1956 graduate of Champion High School and had worked at Walsh University. Marie was a member of the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist and Saint John’s Guild, volunteered at the National First Ladies Library and enjoyed sewing, crafts, gardening, playing cards and book club. Preceded in death by her husband, George Fromholtz, son, Kenneth Fromholtz, parents, Ralph and Cecelia (Clementz) Switter, four sisters and two brothers. Survived by two daughters, Karen (John) Brenneman of North Canton and Joan (Casey) Vanderbeek of Portland, Oregon, two sons, Steve (Betsy) Fromholtz of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Rodney (Ann) Fromholtz of Phoenix, Oregon, five grandchildren, Joshua and Mariah Huart, Ian Marker and Brianna and Cecelia Vanderbeek, two step-grandchildren, Brian and Bart Brenneman, three sisters and two brothers. Family and friends will meet on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist for a Mass of Christian Burial with The Very Reverend Ronald Klingler as celebrant. Burial in Saint John Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Friends of the Canton Garden Center or the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist.

Karen, Steve, Joan, Rod, and families,

I was so sad to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a sweet lady. I'll always remember growing up next door to your family, and smelling your mom's pecan rolls cooking in the morning. They were the best! May  you follow me comfort in your memories of her.


With our deepest sympathy, Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Theresa (Foltz) McEndree and family.

We were so sorry to learn about your loss.  Marie was a wonderful caring person who was loved by all.  Hopefully all your fond memories will help ease the sorrow and pain,.  Please know that the Switter and Fromholtz familes are in our thoughts and prayers and close to our hearts.

Our deepest sympathy, Kathy (Foltz) Lewton and Harold Lewton

Marie and I went through school together and road the same school bus each day. She was always friendly and smiling. She was head majorite and very active in school. We kept in touch and she was loved by all. She will be missed. God Bless her family.

Marie was a true woman of God, gentle, kind and very compassionate whom I met in Garden Club. In 2010 my own mother passed into the arms of the Lord and from that time Marie and I became very close. She lived just a few streets away from me so we began sharing driving to garden club once a month so we talked alot and shared alot about the Lord as well as about our lives. Such a gracious lady and I will surely miss her but I know she is with Jesus now. My sympathy goes out to you her family, Trust in The Lord He will Comfort You. 



Marie was kind-hearted & fun to talk with.  I knew her because we both volunteered at the National First Ladies Library.  She will be missed. 


So sorry for your loss. Your family is our thoughts and prayers.

Marie always had a smile and kind words to everyone she met.  The First Ladies will miss her very much!