A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Oakcrest Funeral Services. Inurnment will be held in Riverview Cemetery, Algona.
Edward John Fraser was born August 5, 1952, in Algona, Iowa, son of Ronald W. and Margaret M. (Wildin) Fraser. He grew up on a farm near Cylinder, Iowa.
Ed loved reading, especially all things historical in nature. He also enjoyed listening to music.
Edward J. Fraser died Thursday, January 26, 2017, at his home, at the age of 64.
He is survived by his 7 siblings, Rose (Rod) Culbertson of Creston, Ginny (Ray) Friedrich of Algona, Russ (Mindy) Fraser of Forest City, Rita (Gary) Whetzal of Virginia Beach, VA, Joanne Fraser of Algona, Steve Fraser of Albert Lea, MN and Don Fraser of Kiester, MN; 19 nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Kathy Fraser.
"To the Fraser Family: I had a brief, albeit wonderful time with Ed. We both worked at Wiedenhoff to the same time and I spent some time living at the farm in Cylinder. We both hit the road and worked in Denver for a bit before he returned home to Iowa, while I stayed on in Colorado. We shared lots of the same interests and even ventured into a small business in Algona-although very short lived-the Love Shop. One of the 'Benton' brothers, Ed will be missed by those who really knew the kind person he was and shared in a part of his life. I truly wish we had stayed in touch. Rest in Peace Ed."
"To the Fraser Family. I was sad to hear that Ed had passed away. I am Keith Neff from Missouri. Ed worked for me back in the 70's at the Seed Farm at Emmetsburg.
Ed could run about anything and was the drill press operator in the shop, He could tell you all the statistics about any airplane. He even lived at the farm for awhile. I know he will be greatly missed. I think I have some pictures of him working on the farm if you would like copies let me know. My address is Keith Neff, 12181 highway 113 , MAITLAND, MO 64466."
"Wow- That picture brings back memories! Sorry for your loss. Kathy Simpson"
"Sorry for your loss. "
"Thoughts and Prayers be with the family and Friends....LOT'S of Love and Hugs. Larry"
"To all the Fraser family,We so very much enjoyed talking to Ed,I always thought of him as a very smart gentle soul. We are so sorry for your loss."
"You have my deepest sympathy. I so enjoyed talking to Ed when we ran into each other. God Bless "
"You have me deepest sympathy. I always enjoyed talking to Ed. God Bless "
"So sorry Ginny to hear about this. I remember Ed from a long time back! You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Diane Clasing"