Paul Fraas, Sr. Obituary

Paul John Fraas, Sr.
Paul Fraas, Sr.
Paul John Fraas, Sr.

October 3, 1923 - April 14, 2006
Born in Flushing, New York
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Paul John Fraas, Sr., 82, passed away at Iowa Methodist Hospital on April 14, 2006 from heart failure. Paul was born October 3, 1923, in Flushing, NY, son of Paul William and Eleanor (Valentine) Fraas.

He enlisted in the Army and served in Europe during World War II from 1942 until 1945. When he returned to Long Island, NY, he worked for Newsday for over 20 years, then moved to Des Moines and worked for the Des Moines Register until his retirement in 1982.

Paul married Eunice L. Bartlett on January 24, 1948. They have three children, Paul J. (Becky) Fraas, Jr., Brian B. Fraas and Valerie A. (Jim) Carlson, all of the Des Moines area; grandchildren, Shawn M. Fraas, Melissa G. Bader, Jeffrey B. Fraas, April C. Carlson, Kimberly (Scott) Vickers and Traci Crouch; and great-grandchildren, Shayla Fraas, Brandon Bader, Holly Ann Vickers and Tricia Jean Vickers. Preceding him in death were his parents, and he is survived by his wife, Eunice, all children and grandchildren.

Paul enjoyed world travel, collecting stamps, and playing bridge. Paul requests cremation and no visitation or service.





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