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William Fraser

William Fraser

Saturday, October 26th, 2019
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Obituary

William Dale (Bill) Fraser passed from this life to eternal life on October 26, 2019. Bill was born January 17, 1949 to Wilbur and Ida (Schmidke) Fraser in Elmhurst, IL. Bill's family later settled in Lombard where he grew up close to aunts, uncles and cousins. Bill graduated from Willowbrook High School, where he excelled in track and field events. A high school shop teacher persuaded Bill to pursue a teaching degree in Industrial Arts. Upon high school graduation, Bill enrolled in the teacher training program at Illinois State University, Normal. During his sophomore year, Bill met his future wife, Bonnie. They were married August 14, 1971 at Annunciation Church, Aurora, IL. Together they launched high school teaching careers, during which Bill taught Industrial Arts classes for 32 years at Elk Grove High School. Bill and Bonnie lived in Schaumburg for 45 years where they raised their children and were members of St. Marcelline Parish. Bill was very proud of serving 24 years in the Naval Reserve with VR-51 and VP-60 based out of Glenview Naval Air Station. He served as a Loadmaster and was later comissioned an officer where he worked as a Navigator on P-3 Subhunters, and in Aviation Mechanics. Upon being discharged, he worked as a Naval Investigative Service Agent. Bill enjoyed a long retirement. He loved traveling to many worldwide destinations with Bonnie. His favorite place was visiting the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where he could study Naval history. Bill also enjoyed fishing, boating, and snowmobiling at their northwoods cottage. Bill loved his family and took special interest in his grandchildren who brought him great joy. His is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bonnie, his children, Mary (Peter) Maziuk, William (Christina) Fraser, and grandchildren, Joslyn, Joseph, and Gabriel Fraser. Sister, Barbara (dec. Dale) Wozniak, brother Alan (Marcia), sister-in-law, Joanne (Rick) Anen, brothers-in-law, Terry (Anna) Berg, and Robert (Amelia) Berg and many nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his parents.
Visitation Tuesday 3:00pm to 9:00pm at The Countryside Funeral Homes and Crematory, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd., Streamwood. Prayers Wednesday 10:15am at the funeral home to St. Marcelline Catholic Church for Mass 11:00am. Following Mass, cremation will be private at The Countryside Crematory. Info www.countrysidefuneralhomes.com or (630)289-8054
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, Streamwood
    Address
    1640 S. Greenmeadows Blvd. At Barrington Rd.
    Streamwood, IL 60107
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  • Service

    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St Marcelline Church
    Address
    822 S. Springinsguth Rd.
    Schaumburg, Illinois 60193
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Judi Breen

Posted at 02:47pm
I worked with Bill for many years at Elk Grove High as a fellow vocational coordinator. We always enjoyed lively conversations and a lot of laughs. Bill taught me about investing my money and I am happy that I did what he said. I know for sure that he really loved his wife and children because he would tell us about his hopes and dreams for all of you. He was very proud of his service to our country and we appreciated him for that. He will be missed but his legacy of great teaching, serving his country, and adoring his family will always be in our hearts and minds. God bless you all. With much sympathy, Judi Breen
 
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All Fraser Posted at 10:04pm

Thank you so much for your caring well thought out tribute. From Al Fraser, Bills brother
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Elizabeth Meister

Posted at 11:30am
I had the privilege of knowing and working with Bill in the 'Business Technology and Life Studies' department at Elk Grove High School. He touched many student and staff lives with his unassuming, thorough and chivalrous ways. May he rest in peace.
-- Elizabeth Meister
 
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All Fraser Posted at 10:05pm

Thank you so much for such kind words.
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Alan Fraser

Posted at 02:15am
I will love you forever. You were my best friend as well as my big brother. Till we meet again love All.
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Posted at 04:07pm
With our heartfelt condolences,
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Posted at 09:39pm
Aunt Bonnie, I'm very sorry for your loss.
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