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Walter L. Fraise, Sr.

Godfrey | Saturday, July 3 2010

Walter L. Fraise Sr., 88, died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Eldercare of Alton. Born May 5, 1922 in Ft. Madison, IA, he was the son of the late Henry and Rosella (Siefferheldt) Fraise.

He married the former Margaret L. Jarvis on November 23, 1946. They shared 63 years of marriage before her death on November 24, 2009.

He retired from Mississippi Lime Co. in 1976, and he was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.

He is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Rita and Ray France of Globe, AZ and Marietta "Mary" and Joe Reece of Brighton, two sons and daughter-in-law, Walter L. Fraise Jr. of Godfrey and Kenny and Jean Fraise of Moriarty, New Mexico and a foster sister, Mary Ester Mick of Muddy, IL, 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his foster parents, 6 brothers, 3 sisters, 2 nephews and a great grandson.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Father Jim Walther will officiate. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery.

Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com


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