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Howard G. Frazier

May 23, 1924 — January 19, 2018

Howard G. Frazier, 93, of Marysville, Kan., died Friday, January 19, 2018 at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville. Visitation was Monday, January 22, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. The family received friends 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 23, at Kinsley Mortuary. Gary Phillips officiated. "Go Rest High on That Mountain" and "Wind Beneath My Wings" was played. Pallbearers were Josh Penabaz, Jake Perez, Ron Green, Bob Watts, Doug O'Neil and Jerry Mullen. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Ferrell, David Ferrell, Steve Butler, Josh Butler, Trenton Butler, Jacob Smith (Kuwait), Fred Behrens, Colby Heinen and George Feldhasen. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Wymore, Neb. Howard was born May 23, 1924, south of Frankfort, Kan., to Arch and Violet (Lolley) Frazier. He grew up in Marysville and graduated Marysville High School. Howard served during WWII in the 71st Infantry Division, as a combat medic. He received a Bronze Star for crawling out to give aid to a fallen soldier, saving his life. On May 6, 1950, he married Shirley Yost. They had three daughters, Sue, Joy and Kay. Howard worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a carman in the car department for 35 years. He retired early due to health issues. He later worked at Community Memorial Healthcare as a fitness instructor, a job he really enjoyed. Howard enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He loved attending the grandchildren’s activities and sporting events and watching football and baseball on television. He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Bud and Julia Yost; grandson, Jason Butler; and brother, Harold. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; daughters, Sue Frazier, Greenleaf, Joy (Steve) Butler and Kay (Steve) Ferrell, all of Marysville; four grandchildren, Josh (Torey) Butler, Marysville, David (Christine) Ferrell, Scottsdale, Ariz., Angie (Jacob) Smith, Marysville, and Jenni (Colby) Heinen, Blue Rapids; ten great grandchildren, Taybor, McKartnee and Zayne Smith, Trenton, Alex and Alissa Butler, Julia and Ryder Heinen, Jacy Butler and Emily Pacha. A memorial fund is established to Flint Hill Dialysis or Twin Valley Development, Greenleaf. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Howard G. Frazier, please visit our flower store.


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