Richard Frasier, Sr., the son of Marguerite (Rea) and Arnold Frasier, was born February 16, 1924 at Mankato, Kansas. He departed this life on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the Jewell County Hospital Longterm Care Unit at the age of 94 years, 5 months and 26 days.
A lifelong resident of Jewell County, Richard received his formal education attending rural school in the Mankato area. He then embarked on his life’s work as a mechanic, working with Hooker’s Garage in Mankato. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Richard worked on the Army’s Brockway trucks and was assigned to work as a mechanic and electrician until his discharge from service. Richard was baptized in 1957, and was a born again Christian attending the Burr Oak Christian Church.
He was united in marriage with Margaret E. Montey on February 19, 1949 at Nelson, Nebraska. They made their home at Superior, Nebraska where he was employed with Heitman Chrysler. In 1952, they moved to Burr Oak, Kansas to make their home where he owned and operated Frasier Garage until his retirement. Richard also operated heavy equipment around the area for various jobs.
Richard possessed a lifelong love for motorcycles and was an accomplished rider and enthusiast. His personality was pervaded by his honesty and generous nature. He will be fondly remembered for his keen sense of humor and a strong and dedicated work ethic. His love for his family was immeasurable and he especially cherished the time they spent together.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Margaret, on March 16, 2002; a son, Steven Leroy Frasier in 1951; son-in-law, Leroy Brummer; sisters, Marjorie Nelson and Marcia Annen; and brothers, Robert and John Frasier.
Left to treasure his memory are three daughters, Judy Lawrence and husband, Don, of Omaha, Nebraska; June Brummer Reynolds and husband, Gary, of Beloit, Kansas and Kathy Cobine of Salina, Kansas; three sons, Doug Frasier and wife, Wanda, of Burr Oak; Richard Dale Frasier of Burr Oak, and Don Frasier of Burr Oak; 17 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were Friday, 10:30 a.m., August 17, 2018 at the Christian Church in Burr Oak, Kansas with Rev. Richard Cox and Rev. Rodney Rose officiating. Interment was at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mankato, Kansas.
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