It is with deep sadness and much love that we mourn the peaceful passing of James Thomas Fraser of Green Bay, WI on March, 20, 2023 at age 75.
Jim is preceded in death by his father, Thomas, his mother, Phyllis and his former wife, Connie. He is survived by his two children, Kim (Robert) and Curtis (Anne), his brothers, Matt and Tom (Sharon), and his sister, Paulette (Gary), his 2 grandchildren, Bailey and Liam and his former wife, Irma.
Jim was born on Jan 3, 1948 in Estherville, IA where he spent his childhood, graduating from Estherville High School, Class of 1966 in the National Honor Society. He went on to receive his degree in Business Administration from Morningside College, where he was president of his Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He served in the United States National Guard 133rd Infantry until 1976. When it came to education and leadership, Jim immersed himself and excelled in everything he put his heart into.
During his career with RJR Nabisco, through multiple promotions, he lived within the mid-west in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Wisconsin. Much of his career and raising of family was spent in Olathe, KS and Belleville, IL. His retirement in 2003 brought him to Wisconsin, where he remained until his death.
Jim had a strong passion for baseball and deeply enjoyed golf and music. As a child, he lived and breathed baseball. When he was not busy working, Jim spent his time with family, at the golf course, or attending the KC Royals games, where he was a season ticket holder and enjoyed the St Louis Cardinals in IL. After his relocation to Wisconsin, he became a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers and a Milwaukee Brewers enthusiast.
He cherished his time he spent with family. Much time was spent drinking coffee, following politics, watching sports on tv, and reading books. Jim was proud and pleased to attend his granddaughter’s recent high school graduation and see her off to college this year. Over the past several years, Jim devoted his life to bible study, faith-based retreats and volunteered at his church, enjoying quite time reading scripture.
Jim was well loved by his family, community, and church and will be well deeply missed.
A memorial service in celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, with time for gathering from 9:30am until the time of the service at 10:30am all at Bethany Church located 1110 Echo Lane, Green Bay, WI 54304.