Wayne Fraker

Jan. 2, 1933 July 1, 2011

Wayne Fraker of Waukesha died Friday, July 1, 2011, at his home at the age of 78. He was born in Iron Mountain, Mich., on Jan. 2, 1933, the son of Leon and Olive (nee Julian) Fraker.

Wayne was united in marriage to Beverly Ann Fraker on May 16, 1953, at Kingsley Methodist Church in Milwaukee; she preceded him in death on Feb. 1, 2011.

Wayne was one of the first EMTs in the state of Wisconsin and was a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Brookfield for 18 years, working his way up the ranks to assistant fire chief. He worked for Motor Transport Company until he opened his own business, Security Aluminum, on July 1, 1972. Wayne was an amateur radio operator who assisted military families, allowing for them to stay connected with their loved ones. From 1983 to 1993, he was a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club, serving as president in 1990. Wayne was a member of the Waukesha Crime Stoppers, where the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce appointed him as the first chairman of the organization. Wayne was also a member of Merrill Hills Country Club, the Iron Mountain Mountaineers Motorcycle Club and was of the Bahai Faith. Wayne was a huge Packers fan and also enjoyed the Brewers, hunting, fishing and playing cards, being known as one of the best gin players.

Wayne will be sadly missed by his 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, Pamela (Douglas) Yandry and Chad (Sara) Fraker of Waukesha; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sister, Darlene (Tony) Burgarino, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife Beverly, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Leon "Teenie", Vivian, Margie, Betty, Shirley, Daniel, Douglas and Walton.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, July 5, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

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