Robert L. “Bob” Frayne, 64, of Clear Lake, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at the First Congregational Church, Clear
Lake, with the Rev. Brad Thornton presiding. Burial followed in the Clear Lake Cemetery where military honors were provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W.
Should friends desire, memorials may be left to Hospice of North Iowa in Bob’s name.
Robert L. Frayne was born on July 6, 1949 in Williams, Iowa, the son of Maurice and Mildred (Lange) Frayne. He graduated from Northeast Hamilton High School in Blairsburg, Iowa, among the class of 1967. Following his graduation Bob, enlisted in the United States Navy in 1968, where he proudly served his country for seven years, including one year in Vietnam.
For over 40 years Bob worked as a truck driver, hauling countless loads across the United States. Bob was always one to make new friends wherever he went and made numerous friendships throughout the years.
On Dec. 5, 1992 Bob was united in marriage to Patricia Hauge in Clear Lake, and they would be blessed with over 20 years together.
Family was first and foremost in Bob’s life. He rarely, if ever, missed a grandchild’s birthday party and loved having the family together for the holidays. Bob took great pride in his vehicles throughout the years. Often times he could be found outside working on his cars and “keeping them up”.
In his free time he also loved fishing and camping on the weekends, attending yearly dance recitals in Belmond, and listening to music and watching TV in his garage with his constant companion, Buddy, at his feet.
Bob was a proud member of the Clear Lake V.F.W. and a former member of the Garner V.F.W.
Those grateful in sharing in his life are his wife, Patricia Frayne, Clear Lake; children, Angela (Mark) Frayne-Klemz, Clear Lake, Bryan (Cheila) Frayne, Garner, Iowa, and Brenda (Steve) Smith, Garner; step-children, Tara (Cory) Rapien, Clear Lake, Marc (Chris) Hauge, Clear Lake, and Ryan (Joy) Hauge, Ames; grandchildren, Trent and Tanner Beier, Bailee, Carlee, Rylee, Kenedee, and Brody Frayne, Jordan, Connor, Kylee, Claire, and Cohen Smith; step- grandchildren, Masen and Anya Rapien, Alivia, Alexis, and Camden Hauge, and Lily, Rebekah, and Kate Hauge; siblings, Ronald (Patricia) Frayne, Garner, Sharon Jones, Ames, Iowa, Gloria (Rollie) Wierda, Ames, and Darlene (Mike) Pruismann, Webster City, Iowa; and the mother of his children, Janice Draper; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.