Jan. 2, 1933 –
July 1, 2011
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
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