James D. Fraser, 81, of Fairview Heights, IL, formerly of Belleville, IL, born November 16, 1930, in Bronx, NY, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.
Mr. Fraser retired as vice president of sales and marketing for the TJ Gundlach Machine Co., Belleville, IL. He was a former member of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL. Jim was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1950 to 1954.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Colin and Julia, nee Carr, Fraser; and three sisters.
Surviving are his five children, Jeanne Fraser of Belleville, IL,
Michael (Sarah) Fraser of Smithton, IL,
Kevin (Janice) Fraser of Shiloh, IL,
James (Susanne) Fraser of Shiloh, IL,
and Janelle (Kirk) Caponi of Millstadt, IL;
twelve grandchildren, Ryan, Anna and John Fraser,
Brandon (Jessica) Fraser,
Erika (Matt) Hodge,
Mary, Anne Marie, Claire and Katherine Fraser,
and Dominic and Angelo Caponi;
and his former wife, Amy, nee Helfrich, Fraser of Belleville, IL.
Memorials may be made to Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Private funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Jeanne, Mike, Sara and Families, We were sorry to here of Jim's passing. I enjoyed the years working with Jim at Gundlach machine Co. He was always a pleasure to talk with. Please except our sympathy. Sincerely, Mark & Kim Forcade
Mark Forcade, Smithton , Il , 62285
Fraser Family, we are so sorry for your losses. Your Father & Kevin are in our thoughts & prayers.
May God give you...
for every storm, a rainbow,
for every tear, a smile,
for every care, a promise.
For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share,
for every sigh, a sweet song,
and an answer, for each prayer.
Skip & Kathy Kernan, Swansea, IL, 62226
Our sincerest condolences to Janice and family for Kevin's passing on Father's Day, and for Mr Fraser's passing the day before. How horribly sad. I did electrical work for Kevin several years ago. Annmarie and I take walks by the Fraser House in the evenings. We never knew Mr Fraser, but knew Kevin and Janice, and the kids. God Bless.
Jim and Annmarie Pickering, Shiloh, IL, 62221
Our hearts go out to the Fraser's and their family for the painful losses they have suffered this week.
The Spejewski Family
Kathy Spejewski, belleville, IL, 62221