Donald Frazier

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  • "I'm so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a sweet man."
    - Susan Stariha
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Donald J. Frazier

1922 - 2014

Donald J. Frazier, 91, of Kenosha, died on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Hospitality Nursing and Rehab Center with his family by his side.

Born in Nekoosa, Wis., on Aug. 27, 1922, he was the son of the late William and Susie (Harrison) Frazier.

From Jan. 29, 1943, until March 2, 1946, he proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He proudly served in China, Burma and India. Donald was one of the last survivors of the 5307 Provisional Unit Merrill Mauraunders.

After his military service, he relocated to Kenosha. On June 7, 1947, at St. Peter Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Barks.

For over 30 years, he was employed with AMC, retiring as a supervisor on June 30, 1976. He was later employed as a mechanic for 11 years with Jelco Bus Company.

He was a member of the U.A.W. Local #72 Retirees. Don loved listening to big band music and dancing. He taught his wife, Lorraine to dance so they could kick their heels up and dance together. They enjoyed their worldwide travels together and they would dance and listen to their favorite big bands. Don was an avid golfer, bowler, ping pong player, hot wheel car collector and Green Bay Packer fan. Many happy memories were made when he camped with his family in the Plymouth and Greenbush area. Don will be remembered for his generosity and kind heart. He was always willing to take the shirt off his back to help others; especially his neighbors.

Don is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lorraine Frazier; his two children, Nancy (Ronald) Earl of Kenosha and James (Jane) Frazier of Green Bay; two granddaughters, Suzanne (Gary Jordan) Earl and DeAnn (Jesse Conte) Earl; his great granddaughter, Andryana DeBartelo; and several loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Merle; his brother, William Buddy; and his sisters, Lucille and Margaret.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in All Saints Mausoleum. A visitation for Donald will be held at the funeral home on Monday, from 12 Noon until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to the , N19 W24350 River Wood Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188, would be appreciated.

Special thanks to everyone who truly cared for Don.

Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home & Cremation Services

3720 39th Avenue

Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144


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