- April 26, 1929 - March 28, 2015
- West Point, Iowa
of Andrew's Passing
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“Well, Dad here it is one year later and it feels like just yesterday..!!! I think of you and miss you everyday. I pray for you and wish with all my...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Fraise - West Point, IA
“Deeply sharing the grief of your loss. RIP!
2 of 11 | Posted by: David Vasquez - Perris, CA
“Sympathy to the family.
3 of 11 | Posted by: Jerry & Diane Kearns - Keokuk, IA
“We didn't have the pleasure of knowing your father. But from what you told us, we know how much he was loved and will be missed.
Extending our...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs David Vasquez - Perris, CA
“Sorry for the passing of Andy Fraise. We really liked waving to all of you for riding the bikes with our dogs. So sorry again.
5 of 11 | Posted by: Wes and Mari Schwanke - IA
“So sorry to hear of your father's passing, he will be missed. Sorry we can't be there to support you,but our prayers and love will be. May God...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Mike and Connie (Gerst) Bender - NC
“I just barely remember going to the farm in the winter as a kid and ice skating on that pond. I also remember Andy always ready to discuss livestock...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Janet Mehaffy Pryor - Des Moines, NM
“Penny & family, So very sorry to hear of your loss. May God's arms wrap around each of you as you morn the loss of your dad/grandpa. We will be...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Kim & Matt Besst - Johnstown, OH
“I will think of Andy every Thursday morning when we have coffee here at Platinum Puppies. The last Thursday Andy was here for coffee he shared...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Karen Murray - West Point, IA
“Dad I will miss you so much. I love you so very, very much!! I just thank the Lord that he sent his angel to come and get you so you would no be in...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Fraise - West Point, IA
“So kind and caring and very patient when we came to visit and check out the fun things at the farm.
11 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Fraise Graham - IA - niece
Andrew A. Fraise, 85, of West Point, Iowa passed away at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Palliative Care Unit at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
Born April 26, 1929 the son of Theodore and Viola (Grelk) Fraise. On February 21, 1951 he married Faye P. Mehaffy of Denmark, Iowa at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, Iowa
Survivors include his wife Faye of sixty four years, two daughters Patricia Fraise of West Point, Iowa and Penny (Dave) Sund of Cedar Falls, Iowa, two sons David Fraise of West Burlington, Iowa and Danny (Cheryl) Fraise of West Point, Iowa, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers Gene (Faye) Fraise of Fort Madison, Iowa and Marvin (Marcia) Fraise of West Burlington, Iowa, one sister Shirley Martin of West Point, Iowa and one sister-in-law Topsy Fraise of Fort Madison, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, two brothers Albert "Sonny" and Keith, one brother-in-law Wayne Martin and two daughters-in-law Diana Fraise and Denise Fraise.
Andy served in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1951, during the Korean War. He worked as a machinist for IAAP in Middletown, Iowa for twenty three years as well as being a farmer for forty three years. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point and a member of the West Point American Legion Holtz-Geers Post #668 for sixty three years. The things in life that he loved most were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Andy enjoyed visiting with friends and family, helping on the farm, going to sale barns for cattle sales and just sitting outside to watch the world go by.
Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point, Iowa. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. that evening at the funeral home. A parish rosary will be recited at 3:00 p.m. and a christian wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
A Mass of christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with father Dennis Hoffman as celebrant.
Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in West Point with full military honors presented by the West Point Holtz-Geers American Legion Post #668.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his memory for the Palliative Care Unit at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com. The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with the arrangements.