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1935 Vern 2020

Vern Fraire

May 20, 1935 — December 3, 2020

Vern Fraire was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on May 20, 1935 to his parenst, Vernice Fraire Sr. and Iren Remptt. He was the only son born into the family, joining his sisters; Bev, Bea and Linda.

Vern entered the United States Army working as a machinist and serving in the Korean War unitl he was medically discharged in 1959.

In 1984 Vern met and married the love of his life, Carol Fraire. Together, they have traveled the country, enjoying as many road trips they could take together, while also camping and exploring many areas as well. Vern and Carol lived in various locations but finally settled in Pocatello, Idaho in 2006.

Vern had the amazing talent of woodworking and shared his talents with many. He loved to take time to go fishing when he could and you could almost always find him watching his beloved Green Bay Packers on Sundays after church.

Vern had a love for animals, from working on a dairy farm in Wisconsin to his beloved fur babies. His precious white Labrador retriever, Suggar (preceded him in death in 2018) to his sweet golden retriever, Sadee.

Vern was a dedicated member of the Gate City Christian Church. One of his greatest passions in life was to serve others, which was shown in his work with Operation Christmas Child, helping at the food pantry at Gate City Christian as well as missionary work.

On December 3, 2020, while in his home with his loving wife by his side, Vern was welcomed into the arms of The Lord. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughter, Leslie (Mike) Swaney; son Steve (April) Scism; and daughter, Lynn Edward. Vern was blessed with 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly, and supported in all their school activities. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings as well as two sons, John and Buddy Fraire and a daughter, Maryanne Youngblood.

Our family has discovered just how truly blessed we are over the years, especially these past several months as many friends and family have gathered around showering us with their love, support and prayers. You are all priceless gifts from God. We wish to send a special thank you to our pastors and our church families. Our family can't even begin to thank you enough for your love, blessings and continued support.

At this time the family will be planning a celebration of life in May when family and friends may be able to attend.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family under the "Tribute Wall" tab above.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Vern Fraire, please visit our flower store.


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