Frederick F. Frater
Frederick F. Frater, 89, Wild Rose, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.
He was born June 24, 1928, in Waupaca, to the late Fred C. and Hazel (Frost) Frater. He graduated from Wild Rose High School in 1946.
He was married to Virginia Strom Jan. 20, 1951. They were married for 61 years, until her death in 2012.
He was a member of the United States Armed Forces, serving during both World War II and the Korean War for a total of 34 years. He retired as Command Sergeant Major of the Army. At the time of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, he again became an active member of the military, working out of Appleton as a liaison between families in the U.S. and their soldiers deployed overseas.
He was an active and enthusiastic member of both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
He also had a long career as a Sergeant in the Wisconsin State Patrol, which took him and his family all over Wisconsin. After retiring from the Wisconsin State Patrol, he spent many years wintering in Florida. While home in Wisconsin, he participated with the Wild Rose Historical Society, along with his activities in the American Legion and VFW.
He is survived by his children, Jack (Carole) Frater, Wild Rose, Bobbi Brown, Madison, and Fritz Frater; his grandchildren, Raechel Pundsack, Gabriel (Jessica Benish) Johnson, Jamie (Stacey) Groshek, Nathan Frater, Abigail (David) Johnson, Mischel (Ted) Larson, Nissa Sandley, Stacey Frater, Christie Frater, Eric Frater, Ian, Spencer, Sydney and Izabella Stanosek-Rockwood; one brother, Willard (Kathy) Frater, Wild Rose; and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Frater; brothers, George and Jack; his son, David; and his daughter, Ann.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at the Dopp Memorial Chapel, Wild Rose. Rosemary Salzman will officiate. Burial of Cremains with Military Honors will be held after the service at the Greenvale Dopp Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dopp Memorial Chapel. The Holly Funeral Home of Wild Rose is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to DAV Department of Wisconsin, 1253 Scheuring Road, Suite A, De Pere, WI 54115-1070, would be appreciated.