King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Robert H. “Bob” Fraune, 88, Fort Madison


Robert H. “Bob” Fraune, 88, of Waterloo, IA and formerly of Fort Madison, IA died at Cedar Valley Hospice Home on Thursday, December 28, 2017.  He was born on April 19, 1929 in Fort Madison, IA, the son of Henry and Emma Wiggenjost Fraune.  He married Rosemary J. Schmidt on August 28, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Madison, IA.  Bob graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1947 and 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 as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army 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.

       A visitation will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 with a 3:00 p.m. Rosary to be held at Locke Funeral Home in Waterloo, IA.  The family will also receive friends for an hour before services at the church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Waterloo, IA.

       A visitation will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. with a Rosary to immediately follow at 6:30 p.m. all at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison, IA.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Ss. Mary & Joseph Church in Fort Madison, IA with Rev. Mark P. Spring officiating. Burial will be held at Gethsemane Cemetery.   A memorial has been established for St. Vincent De Paul in Waterloo, IA or Divine Word College (102 Jacoby Drive SW, PO Box 380, Epworth, IA 52045-0380).  Online condolences to the Fraune family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website:

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