Robert "Bob" Fraune

Dec 28, 2017
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Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 AM, Saturday, January 6, 2017 St. Edward Catholic Church, Waterloo

Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ft. Madison, at 10:30 am.


3:00 to 5:00 PM, Friday, January 5, 2018 with a 3:00 PM Rosary service at Locke Funeral Home and also for an hour before services at the church

5:00 to 6:30 PM, Monday, January 8, 2018 with a 6:30 PM Rosary at the King Lynk Funeral Home in Ft. Madison.


Graveside Service will be on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Gethsemane Cemetery, Ft. Madison


Memorials may be directed to St. Vincent DePaul in Waterloo and Divine Word College, 102 Jacoby Drive SW, PO Box 380 Epworth, IA 52045-0380.


Robert "Bob" Fraune, 88, of Waterloo, IA, formerly of Ft. Madison, died at Cedar Valley Hospice Home Thursday, December 28, 2017.


He was born April 19, 1929 in Ft. Madison, the son of Henry and Emma Wiggenjost Fraune.


He married Rosemary J. Schmidt August 28, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ft. Madison.


Bob graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1947; he graduated from St. Ambrose University in 1956.


He was an accountant (Cost Control) at John Deere retiring in 1984. Bob loved traveling throughout the USA with his wife and children. After retirement, he enjoyed fishing and he and Rose spent 20 years at their summer lake home in Minnesota.


Bob served in the U.S. Army as Sergeant during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.


He is survived by his wife; son: Bob (Sandy) Fraune, Waukesha, WI; son: Mark (Crystal Meyer) Fraune, Waterloo, IA; son: Larry Fraune, Plymouth, MN; daughter: Mary (Jim) Fraune, Minocqua, WI; daughter: Patty Dennis, Waterloo, IA; daughter: Barbara Jenkins; 5 grandchildren: Marlena and Brandon Fraune, Fernando and MiKayla Fraune, and Johnny Kohls; and a sister: Helen Loving, West Point, IA.


Bob is preceded by: his parents; a son, David; a grandson, Billy Kohls; 6 sisters: Alice Fedler, Ruth Krogmeier, Viola Menke, Arline Walljasper, Louise Menke, and Joan Fraune; and 2 brothers: James and Paul.

There is a delay to the funeral due to the holidays and the weather. After the services in Waterloo, Bob will have services at the King Lynk Funeral Home in Ft. Madison. Service information will be available at when they are finalized.

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  1. Jeanne (Milot) Marlow | Jan 03, 2018

    Wishing you all comfort in your memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Jeanne (Milot) Marlow

  2. Ann Sipes | Jan 02, 2018

    Rosemary and all you children.  I got a card from you today to tell me about your Bob's death.  I am so sorry to hear this.  We are planning to come to Waterloo in July and had hoped to see both you and Bob.  But it was not to be.  He seemed such a kind man.  We only met him once when you came to see my folks in Vine Grove, KY, I think it was 1996.  I have a picture of Rosemary and my mom, and you looked enough alike to be sisters.  I'll have to find that picture again.  I know you must be so sad.  You and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers.  Cousin, Ann Tyson Sipes and Joe Sipes in Kentucky.

  3. Ann Sipes | Jan 02, 2018
    Rosemary and all the family.  I got a card today about your husband and dad's death.  I am so sorry.  I only met him once in person, when he and Rosemary came through Kentucky and stopped to see my mom and dad (Mary Heiman and Ray Tyson) in Vine Grove, KY, where my folks had retired and came backto KY  from Wyoming.  Bob seemed such a kind man.  I know how sad you must be.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  Cousin Ann and Joe Sipes, Flaherty, KY
  4. Judy Kedley Boge | Dec 29, 2017
    I am very sorry for your loss. Celebrate his life with sharing your memories of your dad. God bless your dad and mom. 
  5. Gloria Mosley | Dec 29, 2017

    Dear Fraune family,

    I'm very sorry for your loss and hope you'll accept my condolence and deep regrets for this enemy death shows no mercy but always brings much pain and grief as I felt also when it took my entire family and I'd like to share where I found help at that  time. I found much comfort and hope in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 there it tells us we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and Isaiah25:8 states that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever.  With these scriptures and others I'm now able to cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know that I'll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you at this time when hope and comfort is needed in hopes this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you'll feel free to let me know if it has and if I accomplished my purpose. Hoping to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

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