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Robert “Bob” Willis Frazee, 93, of Summerfield, KS, passed away, going to his heavenly home, on June 21, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska following complications from an esophageal blockage. Bob was born to Willard and Hattie (Reed) Frazee on March 22, 1930 in Pawnee City, NE. He was raised on the family farm northwest of Summerfield, KS with his 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Bob attended country school and graduated from Summerfield High School in 1947.
Bob married Mary Ellen Loch on January 18, 1953 at the Presbyterian Church in Summerfield and they set up housekeeping on a dairy farm north of town. Together they raised 5 children, 3 boys and 2 girls. He milked dairy cows, first using stanchions and then building a double 3 herringbone milk parlor, following a barn fire in 1972. Bob spent his time growing a variety of crops and large quantities of hay and silage for the cattle.
He attended the Summerfield United Presbyterian Church his entire life until its closing last year and held numerous positions within the Church. The activities of 5 kids kept him involved in 4-H, school activities, and sporting events. Bob and Mary Ellen enjoyed attending the activities of their 14 grandchildren and hosted many family dinners which now includes 24 great grandchildren. They enjoyed taking many bus trips around the country until Mary Ellen’s health would not allow it. Woodworking became a favorite pastime, creating many treasured items from toys to furniture for his family. Bob could still be seen playing cards this past winter at the local card parties and sitting on his front porch, watching the traffic go by, as he did a word search puzzle. He traveled many miles to eat at local establishments, where he visited with friends, and enjoyed windshield farming along the way. He could always be counted on to give the boys rides from farm to farm and check up on their daily work.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Ellen (2016), parents-in-law, Sterling and Jessie Loch, brothers Don and Richard (Dick) Frazee, sisters Carol Lantz and Mary Ann Koch, brothers-in-law Robert (Bob) Loch, Bill Lantz, Jack Koch, Sam McKee, sisters-in-law Irene Loch and Dorothy Frazee, grandchildren, Chad Frazee, Nicole Schlueter and Spencer Barr.
He is survived by: sons Bruce (Cherie), Summerfield; Dennis (Linda), Sabetha, KS; Doug (Gay), Summerfield; daughters, Karen (Randy) Schlueter, Beatrice, NE; Lori (Skip) Barr, Liberty, NE; grandchildren, Jasper (Gina) Frazee, Miranda (Brian) Lehman, Haley (Ben) Scheer, Regan (Jessica) Barr, Megan Frazee, Lee (Heather) Barr, Cody (Angie) Frazee, Blake (Janae) Frazee, Abby (Brent) Cole, Ethan (Gabriel) Schlueter, and Lucas (Vanessa) Barr; 24 great grandchildren and sister-in-law Grace Frazee McKee, and many nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 26, 2023 at The Summerfield Community Center/Firehall, Summerfield, Kansas. Visitation Sunday, June 25, 2023 from Noon to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 4-6 p.m., at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. The service will be will also be live-streamed on the Wherry Mortuary/Wherry Monument Facebook page for those unable to attend. A link to the livestream is now available on the bottom of Bob's webpage. Interment at the Summerfield Cemetery, Summerfield, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be designated at a later date to the family's choice. Online condolences may be left at www.wherrymortuary.com. Services entrusted to Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska