Forrest Edward Frazey passed away on Dec. 9, 2019 at the Sheridan County Health Complex in Hoxie at the age of 97.
He was born Oct. 23, 1922 in Dresden, Kansas to the late Joseph and Troy (Carr) Frazey. He grew up in Dresden and the Hoxie area. He attended Sheridan Community High School graduating with the Class of 1941.
On July 26 1942, he was united in marriage to Lillian Florence Morgan. He worked for Sheridan County as a heavy equipment operator.
During World War II, he served in the 1276th Engineering Combat Battalion in Germany and France participating in “D” Day going ashore at Omaha Beach. He spent 22 months in Europe visiting eight countries. He returned home and continued work as a heavy equipment operator.
Forrest was a hardworking man and was always concerned about providing for his family. Due to his vocation, he worked away from home leaving early on Monday mornings and returning late Friday evenings. He still found time to take Gary hunting and fishing and to watch his grandchildren grow.
In his later years, he enjoyed bird watching with Lillian. Forrest was an avid reader. He had checked out every western and mystery book from the library, and they would call him when they received a new book.
Forrest is survived by sons, Lynn Frazey and his wife Sandra of Palm Coast, Fla., Gary Frazey and his wife Carole of Owasso, Okla.; daughter, Clara Lou Spillman and her husband Dennis of Hoxie; daughter-in-law, Linda (Winter) Frazey of Hoxie; sisters-in-law, Edith Frazey and Doris Bunting. They have 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian; son Tim Frazey of Hoxie; parents, Joseph and Troy Frazey; sisters, Ramona Frazey, Bertha Leister and Rose Carder; and brothers Warren and Zane Frazey.
A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12,2019 at the Hoxie United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, Hoxie.
Family suggests memorials to Sheridan County Health Complex LTC and may be mailed to Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, PO Box 987, Hoxie, KS 67740.
Words of comfort may be left at www.mickeyleoopoldfuneral.com.
Forrest’s most famous quote while talking to Dylan Rietcheck was "and then there was “D” Day ... and that was a real bitch."