Timothy Scott Frazier, 16, of Belleville, Ill., born Sept. 28, 1989, in Belleville, Ill., died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., as the result of a car accident.
Tim was a student at Althoff Catholic High School. A Crusader and a Hilgard, Tim was a joy and a friend to all, unless you were across the line of scrimmage or in the opposing dugout. He was fearless in everything that he did.
Tim was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church where he was a three-sport, five-time Diocesan champion. He looked forward to bringing additional championships to the Crusaders and the Hilgards.
Tim was the son of Liz (Tim) Messbarger and Barry (Kathy) Frazier, all of Belleville, Ill. He was a fiercely loyal brother to Austin Frazier, Eric Frazier, Anna Messbarger, Luke Frazier, and Jacob Frazier; and the beloved grandson of Sue and Don DeMarse of Belleville, Ill, and Dr. Jerome and Nancy Frazier of Fairview Heights, Ill. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Tim had a passion for his coaches, his teachers, and the many friends he accumulated over his short time here.
"Tim, we're struggling to make sense of this. Though you made the most of your life
here on earth, your family and friends are devastated by your passing and the limited
time we had with you. The gap that you leave will never be filled, and the zest for life
that you possessed will never be duplicated. We only know that you are now in a better
place, and we ask you to watch over us as we face the days ahead without you. We
love you more than you ever knew and take comfort that one day we will be reunited."
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Althoff Catholic High School, to Queen of Peace Catholic School, or to Belleville American Legion Post 58 Baseball.
Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., with the Rev. Jack McEvilly and the Rev. William Frazier concelebrating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from May 30 to May 31, 2006