Donald L. Fraser, 80, of Mansfield, died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital, Mansfield, OH after being ill for several years.
Don was born in Detroit, MI on January 5, 1933 to the late Thomas and Helen (Gould) Fraser. He married Anna L. Gray on May 22, 1982 and she survives him.
He was retired from Galion City Schools where he served as Head Custodian at Dawsett Elementary. He had previously worked at Schafer Manufacturing and Union Pump in Battle Creek, MI. His retirement job was serving as a greeter at Sam's Club in Ontario. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War with M Company, 160th Regimental Combat Team, 40th Infantry Division as a military policeman. He was a member of Amvets Post 1979, Galion, American Legion Scarbrough Post #243, Galion and the VFW Post 2920, Crestline. Don was very proud of his Scottish heritage. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, playing cards with his fellow veterans and writing poetry.
He is survived by his two daughters Sherry (Mark) Eberhard of Battle Creek, MI and Robin (Butch) Pangallo of Bucyrus, six grandchildren; Jamie McCarty, Mindy (Mike) White, Mick (Brittany) Fraser, Shanna Fraser, Amber Carlisle and Chad Carlisle, nine great grandchildren; Madelyn & Maddox McCarty, Carsen Bunker, Bailee, Emma and Avery White, Allison, Ashton and Kade Fraser and his sister Elaine Akers of Denver, CO.
He was preceded in death by his son Scott Ian Fraser, his brothers Colin and Kenneth Fraser, his sister Geraldine Clark, his sister-in-law Phyllis Fraser and his brother-in-law Kenneth Clark.
Friends may call Wednesday from 11am until 1pm at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday, July 24 at Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, with Rev. Jeff Pennington officiating, where military honors will follow given by the U.S. Army and the Galion/Crestline Area Veterans Organizations.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com
Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home
303 Portland Way North
Galion, OH 44833
Published in The Galion Inquirer on July 23, 2013