George Leo Fraser
Fraser, 67, of Fond du Lac, passed away February 20, 2016 with his wife and
three sons by his side. He had battled metastatic melanoma for over a year.
born on May 9, 1948 in Evanston, IL to Ethel Mae and Leo G. Fraser. He sometimes
joked that for the majority of his first year his home was the Palmer House
Hotel in downtown Chicago; apartments were at a premium after the war in
Chicago where his father had a business. His family finally settled in the
Village of Hinsdale, IL, where he spent his school years. He graduated from
Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa with a B.S. degree in Technical Journalism
graduation he started a position with Royal Globe Insurance located in Chicago.
While there, he married his college sweetheart, Mary J. Mortl, on June 19, 1971.
He was transferred to Peoria, IL until 1975. In June of 1975 he and his wife
moved to Fond du Lac and he began working as an underwriter for what was then
Threshermen’s Mutual Insurance (now Society Insurance). He remained there 38
years until retirement in 2013. While
there he was V.P. of Underwriting, but in recent years he was Director of
Product Development. At Society he was known for riding his bicycle to work
every day. For 38 years he could be seen riding his bike to work in rain, snow,
ice, or sleet on Pioneer Road. He accumulated over 100,000 miles.
life was his family. He was dedicated to his three sons, making it a priority
to attend all their school functions and extracurricular activities. He also
planted the love of travel and interest in history in all his sons with the
family vacations he planned. Because of all his meticulous planning, the family
visited all fifty states and many areas of interest, creating many lifelong
While he had
many hobbies including travelling, gardening, and history, his passion was old
cars. Chryslers specifically, but he loved all cars in general along with their
histories. He always had an old car in his garage ready for another car show.
But more than showing his cars, he enjoyed talking with people about cars,
their styling and how they ran. And it has been a family tradition for over 25
years to go to the Iola Car Show and be part of their Blue Ribbon area.
survived by his wife of 44 years, and his three sons, Doug G., Tom L., and
Andrew W., two brothers Ray Fraser, and Jim (Candy) Fraser, two half sisters,
Brenda Slobig and Carolyn Fraser, along with many nieces and nephews and cousins.
him in death were his parents, maternal and paternal grandparents, two aunts,
three uncles, and a sister-in-law, Darlene Fraser.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from
11:00 to 2:45 PM at the Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division Street, Fond du
Memorial Service will be celebrated on Sunday at 3:00 PM at Zacherl Funeral
Home. Cremation has taken place.
his name may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral Home is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com