remembrance of John Frasher

Author: Kristy


John Frasher, 69, died Sunday, Oct. 5. 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, from injuries suffered in a farm accident. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 until 6 p.m. Sunday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where a Scrip-ture service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Surviving are his wife, Marlene; two children, Jerry (Kristy) Frasher, Anamosa, and Pam (Bill) Gates, Phoenix, Ariz.; two stepchildren, Kathy (Craig) Bartmess, Mount Vernon, and Jeremy Erie, Mechanicsville; eight grandchildren, Tyler, Jessica, Emily, Corynn, Dakota, Logan, Huck and Layla; as well as his sister, Mary Frasher, Anamosa. John was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Diane. John Frances Frasher was born Sept. 24, 1945, the son of Thomas and Amy (Jamison) Frasher. John graduated from Anamosa Community Schools in 1963. John married Diane Zimmerman on Nov. 11, 1967, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Anamosa. John worked as a salesman for Yoder Feeds and later Dekalb Feeds from 1965 until September 2014. He also farmed the family farm in Fairview Township. Diane preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 1995. John married Marlene (Chittick) Erie on Aug. 22, 1998, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. The couple lived on the Frasher family farm near Anamosa. John had been active in the 4-H Club Calf Program for many years. He also served on the Great Jones County Fair board. John was dedicated to many youth programs, including the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions. Throughout his life, he participated in many organizations, including the Anamosa Rotary Club.

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