Hamilton County


Wayne O. Frazer




Wayne O. ‘Bud’ Frazer was born July 21, 1926 to Vern and Mabel Ann Churchill Frazer. He died May 20, 2016 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Wayne served with the U.S. Army in World War II in Europe, first as a tank destroyer driver, then after VE day as a supply truck driver.

Excerpt from his obituary:

Wayne O. (Bud) Frazer passed away on Friday, May 20th at Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City, Iowa.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Monday, May 23rd at Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City. A Funeral Service will be held at the church on Tuesday, May 24th at 1:00 PM. Burial will be at the Graceland Cemetery in Webster City. The family has chosen Boman Funeral Home to care for their needs.

Bud was born in Prairie City, Iowa on July 21, 1926, to Vern and Mabel Frazer. He was the middle of the five children in the family, who all grew up on the family farm. This agricultural heritage provided the bedrock for the values, integrity and work ethic that defined much of his life. While growing up he was active in 4H, and won many awards at both the County Fair and the Iowa State Fair for cattle he raised, including Grand Champion. He attended Country School for his first 9 years of formal schooling. When the time came to attend High School in town, Bud was selected by the parents in his area to be responsible for transporting the other area children to school. So at age 13, he was provided a $35 1929 Model A 2 door and began a lifetime of driving a favorite pastime.

Bud was drafted into the Army in 1944 at age 18 and served nearly two years in Europe, first as a Tank Destroyer driver, then after VE day as a supply truck driver. He drove in and through many prisoner of war camps and drove over 40,000 miles during his time in Europe. His service to his country was a source of much pride for him.

Source: ancestry.com