Beverly A. Fraker

Feb. 23, 1935 – Feb. 1, 2011

Beverly Ann Fraker of Waukesha died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 75. She was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Milton and Elsie (nee Klenke) Clasen.

    Beverly was united in marriage to Wayne Fraker on May 16, 1953, at Kingsley Methodist Church in Milwaukee. In addition to being a loving wife and mother of eight, she helped her husband with the family business, Security Aluminum. Beverly enjoyed being a Girl Scout leader for many years. She was an award-winning artist, especially talented in oil painting. Several of her paintings were displayed at the state Capitol, and one is currently hanging in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Agricultural Building. She also was a member of the Waukesha County Creative Arts League. She enjoyed gardening and was an extraordinary seamstress. She will be fondly remembered as having a beautiful heart.

    Beverly will be deeply missed by her husband of almost 58 years, Wayne of Waukesha; her children, Linda (Jesse) Davis of Cary, Ill., Marla (Gerold) Gygax of the Town of Genesee, Mark (Cindy) Fraker of Pardeeville, Randy Fraker of Waukesha, Brenda Ribicki of Pekin, Ill., Craig (Karen) Fraker of Waukesha, Pamela (Douglas) Yandry, and Chad (Sara) Fraker of Waukesha; 23 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren; and her sisters, Virginia Clasen and Dorothy (Kenneth) Thiele, both of Waukesha.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and halfbrother Eugene Luebke.

    Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Feb. 5, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Beverly’s name may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

    For further information, please contact Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.