October 15, 1928 – April 24, 2018
|Richard Frazier, 89, of Olin passed away Tuesday April 24, 2018, at his home.
His funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Lahey & Dawson Funeral Service, Olin. A visitation was held on Thursday, April 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lahey & Dawson Funeral Services, Olin. Burial was at Olin Cemetery with Military Rights.
Richard was born on October 15, 1928, in Williamsburg to F. Byron and Golden (Tarbox) Frazier. He graduated from Olin Consolidated High School in 1946. Richard served faithfully and honorably in the United States Army furing the Korean War.
On October 24, 1948, he was united in marriage to Sara Jane Miller at South Waterloo Church of the Brethren in Waterloo. They lived in Olin all of their married life. During his period of forty-five years of service in the United States Postal Service, he went from post office clerk for sixteen years to rural mail carrier for twenty-eight years.
Being blessed with a nice voice, he also sang at many funerals, weddings as well as leading the church choir. He led a Boy Scout Troop of six boys to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico on a one hundred mile fork parking trek, including his two sons. He and his wife joined Little Bear Country Club at the time of its formation and served on the board.
He was a member of Morley First United Methodist Church and the Blayney-Miner-Ahrendsen American Legion Post 412 of Olin. Richard enjoyed going to casinos, square dancing, attending his grandchildren’s events and, most of all, spending time with his wife of sixty-nine years.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Sara Jane; children, Jeff (Sharm) Frazier of Cedar Falls and Dennis (Michelle) Frazier of Anamosa; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Eleanor (Richard) Hopewell and Joyce in infancy; and a brother, Jean Frazier.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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