Charles Rector Fraser Lansing Age 78, passed away Sunday April 28, 2013. He was born June 13, 1934 in The Bronx, New York City, son of George Fraser and Grace (Kelly) Fraser. His grew up in Lansing and Grand Rapids, graduating from Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills High School in 1952. He then served in the US Air Force from 1952 to 1956. While in the Service he was sent to the Army Language School in Monterey, CA for a six month course in Russian and was later stationed in Japan on the northern island of Hokkaido for intelligence purposes. He was honorably discharged with the rank Airman First Class. Upon return he attended Michigan State University and Wayne State University, graduating from the later in 1960 with a BA in Eastern European studies and History. He taught high school in both New York and Michigan before taking a job with the Michigan Employment Security Commission (MESC) around 1970. He eventually moved to Southern CA and became a freelance writer and wrote articles on bodybuilding, physical fitness and vegetarianism for muscle magazines including Iron Man and Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness. In his later years he served as volunteer Olympic style weightlifting coach for the Michigan State University intramural department. He is survived by his brother Paul Fraser (Cristina); sister Margaret Wade; son John (Mary) Connors; daughter Julia (Carey) Lefebvre; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather Fred Van Sickle; and brothers Kramer and Fred. In lieu of services the family requests any donations be made to Tri-County Office on Aging or Sparrow Hospital.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on May 10, 2013