Friends Turn To The Internet To Remember Hunter Fromm, 11

November 30, 2010

Friends of 11-year old Hunter Fromm turned to the Internet to remember and memorialize the Ransom Middle School student after his sudden accidental death on Friday.

Fromm struck his head on a tractor Friday morning after jumping from a horse at a relative’s Molino home. He was transported to a Pensacola hospital where he later died.

Within hours, word spread of Hunter’s death, with hundreds of Ransom students expressing their thoughts in the comments section of a about the incident and on Hunter’s Facebook page.

“Hunter. I hope you can check FB (Facebook) in heaven!! I miss you like crazy,” one girl wrote on his Facebook page. “I wish I would have seen you more because now thats all I can think about. Your one loved kid and we will never forget you!!”

Students have created and posted memorial YouTube videos, and posted their memories about the boy with spiked hair. Ransom students even used Facebook over the weekend to organize spiked hair at the school Monday in his memory.

“You always made me laugh when I was around you. We will all miss how goofy you were and you’re smile and laugh. Rest in peace Hunter. You will always be in are hearts and in mine,” another student wrote.

Goofy. Funny. Smile. Laugh. Those words appear often. Friends also used the Internet to quietly express their grief over the sudden death of a classmate.

“This is horrible, I’ve been crying all night,” a person that identified themselves with just a frown wrote on “God knew it was his time and he took him for a reason. If God put the family to this then God will bring the family through it.”

“We will all miss you coming down the halls of Ransom where everyone loved you alot,” another student wrote on

  • To read the comments on a Saturday story about Hunter Fromm’s death, click here.
  • To visit Hunter Fromm’s Facebook page, click here.

Friends say that the Fromm family did not have burial insurance for Hunter. Donations are being accepted at any Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union location to the Hunter Fromm Memorial Account. Also, a benefit concert is being organized for Saturday, January 15. Details will be posted here on


56 Responses to “Friends Turn To The Internet To Remember Hunter Fromm, 11”

  1. Taylor Fuller on March 24th, 2012 1:34 pm

    R.I.P. hunter fromm , we’ll see you some day . God needed a angel . We love you Hunter !
    Love Taylor Fuller .

  2. Monaca on November 24th, 2011 2:05 pm

    Wow , its been almost a year Hunter since you died, and not one day goes by that i dont think of you, me and kayla hung out the other day and all we did for 2 hours was talk about you and how happy you must be, shes having a hard time, becasue it was you and hers anniversary i was just on your facebook and reading all the posts and it made me cry, you where my bestfriend of all time, i love you so much, & your never forgotten <3

  3. Justin miller on October 12th, 2011 6:54 pm

    Hunter I didn’t know u well but your chains brayden and Morgan r my best friends and they told me about u and Iv saw u a braydes birthday.u were a blast to play with.I will miss u.and your family will to

  4. ashleigh on July 1st, 2011 5:21 pm

    hunter , you were a great friend to everyone . i may not have knew you well but , i saw you every monday on the way to 6th period . i love that smile and that made everyone else smile . we will love and miss you hunter fly high babiiboy !

  5. Trinity Norton on June 13th, 2011 10:37 pm

    Hunter, I knew you like the back of my hand, you told me everything. I remember having 1st period with you, Me && you would crack jokes, Laugh and have a goood time. When Shayna Called me i couldn’t belive it . i cried all week after week… Went to miss. Kelson. Cried more.. Just put it this away, I LOVED YOU!
    Always will. You were the best friend i always had. I wore your phiten && Put my pink perfume on it. you said it smelt like me. Hhaha(: Good times. i still cry over you. && sTill cant belive it. I always played with your crazy hair*(:

    ii l0V3 You Foreverr && Always(:
    <3 Trinityy(:

  6. Olivia on March 17th, 2011 8:48 pm

    I never did know hunter but i saw this videos on youtube! sorry 2 bring that up but i did look him up and read his story! i am so sorry! but god pick him and god choses everybody 2 die at a young at old age! but i will pray for the family that had 2 loss him and again i am so sorry! :( but he is in a better place!
    r.i.p hunter!

  7. Brooke on March 14th, 2011 6:08 pm

    I did not know Hunter, but I was on youtube and saw a comment on the song ‘If I Die Young’ by The Band Perry regarding young Hunter’s death (sorry to bring it up!!! :/ ). Naturally I searched him, and this is one of the saddest stories I have ever heard of. It may not be appropriate for me to do this since I did not know him, but my condolences. I am the same age as he was, and I feel that it is necessary to say that I am deeply sorry for your loss. Hunter seems to have been a brilliant boy, and it would have been a privilege to meet him. I’m so sorry, and I will keep him in my prayers. May God bless him in Heaven and help his family and friends make it through this time. I’m sorry.

  8. Katelyn I. on February 19th, 2011 5:41 pm

    I miss you!

  9. zion on February 4th, 2011 3:44 pm

    hunter i miss you

  10. Ashleigh on February 3rd, 2011 8:19 pm

    hunter was a really good friend and an awesome boyfriend to kayla i cry when i think about u Fly HIGH babiii boiiiii we all love and miss you dearly!!!!!!!:”) R.Ip.

  11. Ana & Willie on December 17th, 2010 6:32 pm

    Dear Jay & Stacie,
    We just found out about what happened, We are very sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be going through, but remember this it was not your fault. May God give you and your family the peace and strength to get through the loss of your son Hunter. If you need anything from us please don’t hesistate to call us.

  12. Ana & Willie on December 17th, 2010 6:19 pm

    Dear Jay & Stacie,
    We just found out what happened our hearts go out to you and your family. I can’t imagine what you are going through, but know this, it was not your fault. The Good Lord will help you and your family through this horrible time in your life. If there is anything you and your family need from us please don’t hesistate to call us. May God Bless you and your family.

  13. Kayla Holt on December 16th, 2010 3:39 pm

    Hunter,, You Were My Besy Friend And Everytime I Think About You I Cry. No One Knows Our Secreat And Trust Me It Will Stay That Way! But Now That All This Is Happening At Once Its So Hard On Me I Miss You Babiiboy!! I Will Never Forget The Fun Times We had Together, And All The Huggsss You Gave Me. And Sitting In Sith Peroid ALWAYS Makes Me Sad… But The One Thing Is I Done Wanna Let Go11 But I know Someday Im Gonna Have to, Because I Know Your In A Better Place!! I Love You Forever && Alwayss!! (:

    - Kayla Holt

  14. Madiosn Nodhturft on December 14th, 2010 8:56 am

    hunter, you were an amazing person , I miss you like crazzy , Me & you were soo closee , && im gonnna miss itt , youur smile alwayys brightenedd up everyines day , &&& you could smile even if your day wass goingg horrible , im never gonna be able to go aday without thinkingg aboutt you , you were proallyy one of the best guys i have ever mett . you were never ever a jerkk . But God needdedd a ANGEL &&& he couldnt have pickedd a betttter one , one day alll of uss are gonna be up there withh youu . && i hope when i come up there you are the firstt person waitingg at the gatess of heaven for me (; Im gonnnna missss our dareess , the i love boobiesss barcelt jokesss &&& the crushinggg quotess me & youu wouldd make up in research . wellll , i knoww thiss isntt a goodbye , itts only a seee youu lattter (; Michael Hunter Fromm , i love youu , babbiboyy , spreadd them winggs andd fly highh (;

  15. briana planas on December 8th, 2010 9:26 pm

    Hunter, i miss you to death , we only hang out 2 times but we talked ALOT on facebook, i hope your really happy , i miss you buddy your always in my heart, i love you babyboy<3 never forget , see you in heaven

  16. Courtney on December 8th, 2010 8:31 am

    Hunter Fromm i love and miss you with all my heart little friend!!!!!! Im happy God made you a great place in heaven , love and miss you …………. :’(

  17. katelyn lynch on December 5th, 2010 11:22 am

    we love you, i love u…we miss u,i miss u!!

    we all love and miss u hunter fromm…but we do have to remember that someday,we will all see u again!!


  18. taylr chavers on December 4th, 2010 1:56 pm

    michael hunter fromm , you were such a nice person and i loved seeing your smile because you had the nicest smile that i had ever seen and i hate it that i cant ever see that smile againn , butt we all know that you are in a better place && that you will get taken care of . as we all know ; you were loved by many but you will also be missed by wayy more . sooo . . . . . . R . i . P michael hunter fromm , flyy high babyboyy !

    – taylor

  19. terri sanders on December 3rd, 2010 9:24 am

    To Kayla,God did not take Hunter for a reason,and God did not need another angel.Long before we ever come to earth the Bible says we all have an appointed time to die.We never fully understand that especially when we lose a loved one.And losing a youngster must be the hardest of all.Hunter’s death did not catch God off guard or by suprise.We can trust that God will use every pain we bear to teach us about God’s love and mercy. To all of Hunters friends,be sure that God knows each and every one of you,he sees your pain and your tears.You may say you know God,but do you really? Go to a pastor or Christian adult,let them tell you of Jesus’s death on the cross for all of our sins and what we need to do to see Hunter again.We will never ever understand this death.We can rest assured that somehow God’s perfect has been done and somehow this wil bring honor and glory to God. Let this change the lives of each and everyone of you.Detemine to be a “Hunter”.Kind,loving,full of life and joy.What has been said here is the biggest trubute to Hunter.May we all follow his example.

  20. ashley taylor on December 2nd, 2010 6:58 pm

    miss you hunter your in the best place you could possibly be keep watching us and have fun up there will see you one day love you hunter and the fromm family is in my prayers

  21. Jim Fromm on December 2nd, 2010 8:22 am

    Our Hunter will be at Marcujs Pointe Baptist Church, Friday evening from 5 to 8. The service will be at Marcus Point at 1 oclock Sat afternoon. The Fromm family.

  22. Jason on December 2nd, 2010 7:24 am

    I didn’t know Hunter nor do I know his family. I have children of my own. I just can’t imagine what they are going thru. But to reconize a previous comment, “God never makes mistakes”. Trust in the Lord. He WILL bring you through this. My heart goes out to the Fromm family. You are in my prayers. God Bless!

  23. K on December 2nd, 2010 12:55 am

    that was beautiful Jim, god bless Hunter and his family.

  24. Jim Fromm on December 1st, 2010 10:04 pm

    Hunter was my grandson, my wrestling buddy, and snuggling buddy. When he stayed over, which was often, he was always the first one up. He used to sneak in the room and jump right on top of me and start giggling. We talked about everything. He told me his girl friends names and the crazy things he did. I taught him long division and was beginning to teach him how to sail. I told him he should play the bass, because his personality in conjunction with that crazy instrument would make him shine.
    When I asked Hunter how it was going in Middle School, he said he loved it. I asked him what people thought of his hair. He said no one had hair like his when he first came to school, but there were a few imposters now. Hunter was teaching me the fine points of how to operate my computer and iphone.
    Unfortunately there is no magic fix. Hunter had a special place in my life and I know I did in his.
    Please let me take this moment to thank all of you for receiving Hunter into your lives and your school community when he was alive. You made him a happy child. And also thank you for posting all the nice articles about him. At first, reading them was excruciatingly painful. Now it is such a joy.
    Learn from Hunter. Be yourself without reservation, be happy, kind, and truthful. Love life it will love you back in return. I wish I could say I taught him those things; and when I saw them I did encourage them. But I am not that smart, nor am I that good, that is who Hunter was.

    Captain Jim Fromm, Grandpa.

  25. alexiss taylorr ! (: on December 1st, 2010 8:55 pm

    Hunterr Fromm . I miss you too piecess I totally agree withh whatt everyonee saidd school thiss week and foreverr will never be the same withoutt youu ! (: you were pretty cutee and alwayss will . Hunter I love you to pieces andd whenn I foundd outt thiss horriblee newss thatt one of my BESTFRIENDSS had died I just froze and criedd I cried that whole weekendd and I dontt think there has been I day thatt I haven’t cried in tearss wishing you where backk here with mee (: ahunter EVERYTIME I thinkk aboutt you I burst into tearss . Mondayy wass the hardest day for mee && alott off people I knooww ! Everywhere you look there was just people where cryingg there wasn’t a person that I don’t think that didn’t cryy . Hunter you are veryy muchh missed. I wishh I could have toldd you I love you beforee you passeed awayy cause I LOVEE youu sooo muchh ! School iss justtt horriblee withhoutt you and iff all my friendss wouldn’t have been there for mee thenn I wouldn’t have been able to make it att all . Hunter I REALLY cantt waitt to see you somee dayy . Wheenn I gett upp there I amm goingg to runn andd hugg yoouu ! Ittss soo harrdd withoutt you everyone talkss aboutt you and I cry every timmee hunteerr well all I have to sayy itt thatt I love you and miss youu ! Flyy Highh Baiiboyy Flyy Higghh ! R.I.P HUNTER MICHAEL FROMM I LOVE YOUU ! *ALEXIS TAYLOR*

  26. Alexis Hane on December 1st, 2010 8:02 pm

    Michael Hunter Fromm -I Miss You Like Crazzi . U Were The Sweetest Boi That I Could Ever Imagine , You Always Had That Little Smile Upon Ur Face For Anythingg ! There Is Soo Many Sweet Things I Can Say About You , Goofy , Sweet , Kind , I Mean Anythingg Wouldd Fite You Just Rightt ! Ive Had The Best Memories With U Over The Past 7 Years Ive Known You ! I Hope Too See You One Day Hunni !

    Love You Cousion – Alexis Nicole Hane – Always And Forever ~ <3

  27. Kaylee Day on December 1st, 2010 7:42 pm

    Hunter Fromm ,
    You’re In A Better Place Now .
    And May All You’re Dream’s Come True !
    FLY HiGH <3

  28. Julissa Cortez on December 1st, 2010 7:32 pm



    LOVE Julissa Cortez

  29. Taylor on December 1st, 2010 2:38 pm

    Hunter you will be missed.
    But you are in a better place
    You always mad people laugh when they were down
    Hunter you are very spacial you will be missed

  30. Kyleigh Barbour on December 1st, 2010 1:42 pm

    Hunter, you were such a little cutie pie. I have never seen my brother, Kyle Barbour, so upset about a friend. You were a great friend to him and an awesome ball player. I hope you enjoy the you tube video I made for you. I know everytime everyone hears the song “If I die young”, we’ll think of you. You made us realize that we all have a lot to be thankful for, and to cherish that everyday, for it may be your last. Don’t worry, your mom is being taken care of by my mom and all her other awesome co-workers. They are doing a fantastic job, you’d be proud. Like I said in your video, you’re in a place that gets no better, so spread those wings boy, and fly. RIP.

  31. Tammy Douglas on December 1st, 2010 11:17 am

    My daughter Madelyn attended elementary school with Hunter. He was always such a sweet and funny young man. Always had a smile on his face. Our family has struggled with this tragic event and pray for the Fromm family everyday. Hunter was a special person and we will always remember that smile and that hair!!

  32. So sad on December 1st, 2010 11:17 am

    My heart goes out to your family in this time of loss.

  33. Kayla Olsen (: on December 1st, 2010 10:18 am

    Hunter was my BOYFRIEND ! He was funny & he made me laugh & smile . He was a PERFECT boyfriend & an AHHHHMAZZZINGGG friend . When i heard about the news i cried & cried & cried & i still do cry & cry & cry . Everyone keeps telling me that god took him for a reason & i know that but i just dont know what the reason is . Whenever i see something about him , i always think about the GREAT times that we had together. I love when i read something about him or think of him & i know that he is watching over me (: R.I.P Hunter Fromm . I love you forever & always <3 07.18.99 – 11.26.10 . FLY HIGH BABIIBOYY (:

  34. Helen Cristofoletti on December 1st, 2010 5:38 am

    I do not personally know the family, (my son Stevie knows Hunter and Tristan), but I cannot get them off my mind. I am so very sorry and pray for God to give them peace. I cannot begin to imagine what they are going through. Please, let’s all keep them in our prayers, that is the only thing that can help right now.

  35. Courtney Bamonte on November 30th, 2010 10:56 pm

    HUNTERRR FROMMMM , i did not know him personallyy but i knew him well enough to know he always made people laugh. i would have worn a checkered chirt on monday if i knew about it, but i only read about it today. i’ve heard alot of different stories on how he died but when someone told me how and he was like family to him i knew he was telling the truth. Hunter was well known and always people laugh. he was a jokester(: . i started crying the first time i heard of his death i cried alot!!ao HUNTERR you will never be forgetten. you will always be loved and be in our heats FOREVERRR especally MINE..

    R.I.P. MHF<3

  36. Ashley Gozalka (: on November 30th, 2010 10:20 pm

    Hunter Fromm ,, What Can I Say? besides the sweetest boy at Ransom Middle School ! Ialways saw him before first period ,after second and third and would always give him a hug . But when i heard about what happend , I was truthfully wodering how ? how ? why ? And thinking he is okay he is in a safe place i will see him one day . But when I came to school moday it was horrible my whole homeroom was in tears ,just no one were there selfs .We all sent out a foward on our phones saying girls wear checkered shirts ,and guys spike their hair nd wear a polo ,, it looked like a whole bunch of hunters (: But Hunter Babyboyy you are missed and will never be forgotten you are always in everyone`s heart especially mine (: R.I.P Hunter Fromm ILOVEEYOUUU ! FLY HIGHH BOYY (: P.S,, See You Soon (:

  37. Glory on November 30th, 2010 9:20 pm

    hunter we miss u very much!!ily

  38. Madison Nodhturft (: on November 30th, 2010 9:04 pm

    Im one of hiss BESTFRIENDSS , & im on one of the commentss upp there . i totallly agreee he alwayys made everybodyy smille & he never triedd to hurtt anybodyyy . i criedd my eyess outt forever , & i wass cryingg when i saww thiss . he wass in one of my classsess & i missssss himm like crazyy . i knoww thattt godd is gonnna bringg allll of uss through thiss hardd time . he willl never be forgott justt alwayys rememberedd . i have been prayingg for himm & nowwww im att the pointt where i cann readd aboutt himmm & itt justtt makees me feeel like he is watchingg over me . i have never hadd thiss muchh grieff on my mindd . but he wass my heartt , i lovedd himm dearlyy , so SPREAD THEM WINGS BABY BOY & FLYY HIGHH (:

  39. Shannon on November 30th, 2010 7:05 pm

    I did nt know him personlity but saw him in the halls of beulah elementary Such a sweet polite handsome young man . Always smiling. May God comfort his family and friends at this time of lost. In our prayers.

  40. Marc Kaul on November 30th, 2010 6:21 pm
  41. Juanita on November 30th, 2010 5:12 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to get through this sad time. Trust in God for he makes no mistakes. Right now it may be hard to understand what has happened but by and by you will understand and God will ease your pain. To the family be blessed and know that God is still in control for he makes no mistakes.

  42. Juanita on November 30th, 2010 5:07 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May God give you the strenght to get through this sad time. Trust in God for he makes no mistakes. Right now it may be hard to undrestand what has happend but by and by you will understand and God will ease your pain. To the family be blessed and know that God is still in control for he makes no mistakes.

  43. ahole on November 30th, 2010 3:32 pm

    i wish you lived to have your kids they would have been just like you.Nice hansome rounded nose great personalty.

  44. cody hunter on November 30th, 2010 2:57 pm

    Hunter we allmiss u and we love u, i cant believe it was u lil bro, Love Ya

  45. Brittany L on November 30th, 2010 2:46 pm

    Hunter, the past few nights have been hard for me, knowing your not here, But, i know your in the place of God’s hands. Still wish you were down here. I love and miss you so much <3

  46. kaylen on November 30th, 2010 2:22 pm

    Im Sorry For You’re Loss. It Is Very Tragic For You To Loose You’re Child When He Is Just So Young, I Wnet To His Church But Never Knew Him Formally. Please Take Comfort To Know That He Is Home, Though Not Home With You.You’re Son Is Such A Nice And Funny Person To Be With And I’ll Miss Him.

  47. whineNdine on November 30th, 2010 2:17 pm

    No doubt he is walking on the streets of gold..good looking kid too !! We lost a 7 year old granddaughter…I know a little about how the family is feeling…just have to trust in our LORD…he does not make mistakes…hope the entire family walks a little closer to GOD from here on out…SO SAD

  48. Luci Kaul on November 30th, 2010 2:16 pm

    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to this family. May God take care of the Fromm family through this difficult time. God Bless You All!
    The Kaul Family

  49. Rachel Roberts on November 30th, 2010 1:58 pm

    As I walk down the halls of Ransom Middle School , everywhere I look , I see the beautiful smiling face of Michael Hunter Fromm. You were a perfect boy , you never lied , you never cheated and most of all you never hated anyone , for anything. God needed an angel and he couldn’t have picked a better one. We all love you and miss you deeply. I’ve been crying for the past few days but then I realized , you always had a smile on your face and looking down on us I’m sure you would just want us to be smiling back. This couldn’t have been easy for the Fromm family or Kayla Olsen , his loving girlfriend. I’m very sorry this happened and I wish we could bring Hunter back. :( We will always love you and remember you baby boii. <3

  50. David Huie Green on November 30th, 2010 12:13 pm

    sorry for your loss

  51. bb on November 30th, 2010 11:21 am

    just wanted to give a thumbs up to the helmet comment, but to clear this up this family always wears helmets when riding. hunter was not riding he was horsing around with a horse so to speak and fell . this could have happened without a horse involved at all . just wanted to clear this . just please watch comments i know everyone means well but put yourself in their place even well meant comments hurt. maybe we could just send our love to the family and how great and wonderful hunter was , and how many lives he touched on his short time with us . i think the should have, could have , would have, helps no one . god bless.

  52. donald j on November 30th, 2010 10:47 am

    im going to do my hair like his nw

  53. vh on November 30th, 2010 9:58 am

    Very sad and tragic. Im so sorry. I don’t know if this beautiful young boy was wearing a helmet or not. Either way we can all bring away hard reminders that may prevent a heartbreaking accident.

    Maybe all his friends and everyone reading this site will use this terrible incident as a reminder to ALWAYS ALWAYS wear your helmet!! Whether on a horse, atv, motorcycle or bicycle, you MUST wear a helmet. It can definately save your life. And i have seen the consequences when a helmet has not been worn. Many prayers to the family and friends.

  54. Horrific on November 30th, 2010 9:50 am

    So cute…. I wonder who he would

    Hugs little man…rest in peace.

  55. Darlene Fromm on November 30th, 2010 9:46 am

    We want to thank all the children and the community for their overwhelming love and support . We always knew Hunter was special. It’s so heartwarming to know that he was able to touch so many others. He was our Hunterbug. When he was little he said “I not Hunnerbug I Hunner. He didn’t pronounce the T for a long time. Our greatful thank you to all the Fromm’s

  56. kourtnei on November 30th, 2010 8:44 am

    hunter i will miss you… u always made people laugh….

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