DENNIS R. FRAZIER

Dennis R. Frazier, age 68, of Johnsonville went home to be with his Lord on Friday, December 5, 2014 at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.

He was born in Sheboygan on June 4, 1946 to the late Ray and Gladys (Christianson) Frazier.

He attended Pigeon River, Sheridan, Immanuel Lutheran, and Farnsworth Grade Schools. He graduated from Sheboygan South High School in 1965.

In July of 1967, Dennis was drafted and served in the United States Army in Viet Nam. He served until September of 1968 obtaining the rank of SP4.

As a child he belonged to Immanuel Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. He currently was a member of Saron United Church of Christ in the Town of Sheboygan Falls were he served as an usher and trustee.

On September 27, 1975 he married Diane Hanke at Saron United Church of Christ in the Town of Sheboygan Falls.

Dennis was employed by Miller Machine Shop, Hayssen Mfg, Enzo Pak, and Bemis Mfg. Dennis was a handyman, a jack of all trades. He was a member of the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Assn. and raced for 5 years. Dennis enjoyed making firewood, but due to health reasons, he quit in 2004. He was also a retired member of the Johnsonville Fire Department.

Dennis and Diane enjoyed cruising in their 1958 Chevy. They also enjoyed attending area car shows. They went to “Back to the 50’s” in Minnesota for several years. They are members of the Summer Knights Car Club. In recent years Dennis enjoyed restoring a 1939 Ford Sedan Street rod.

He is survived by his wife, Diane; two children, Christine and Philip (Brianne); grandchildren, Isaac, Abigail, Samuel, Chloe, Charles, and Thomas; a brother, Eugene (Alice) Frazier; two brothers-in-law Garret (Jane) Hanke and Roger (Tammy) Hanke; many nieces and nephews; his special friend since childhood, Jerry (Beaver) Wieland; his mechanic for many years and friend, Dave Wallo; and his car show buddy, Eugene “Gene” Schaap, who was always there to lend a hand; and many other special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Milton, Alvin, Darwin and Donald; and his father and motherin law, Raywald and Luella Hanke.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Saron United Church of Christ in the Town of Sheboygan Falls with the Rev. Dan Borchers officiating. Cremation will take place after the services and his remains will be interred in the Saron cemetery. Friends may call at the Schneider Funeral Home (123 South Street) of Plymouth on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Dennis was always there to help his children in whatever way he possibly could and will be remembered as “The Candy Man” to many children, nurses, doctors, and friends.

The family would like to thank the Howards Grove First Responders, Sheboygan County Sheriffs Dept., and Orange Cross Ambulance who were there in his time of need.

A memorial fund has been established in Dennis’s name for Saron United Church of Christ.


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