PONTIAC — Charles “Chuck” Frazier, 70, a resident of Plainfield, passed away Sunday (April 2, 2017) at Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Ariz.
He was born Sept. 5, 1946, in Pontiac. Chuck is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Carole; his loving sons, Dana (Ange), Frankfort, and Brad (Jennifer), Shorewood; his grandchildren, Luke, Kyle and Jake (Dana and Ange) and Alaina and Elizabeth (Brad and Jennifer); his sisters, Sheryl (Richard) Sparrow, Dwight, and Marilyn Rygh, Odell; and his sisters-in-law, Linda (Richard) Verdun, Odell; Barb (Mike) Fogarty, Odell; Kathy (Mike) McCoy, Pontiac; Colette Rinn, Western Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Frazier, and mother, Jessie Frazier, Dwight; his father-in-law, Edward Rinn, and mother-in-law, Ruth Rinn, Odell; his brother-in-law, John (Marilyn) Rygh, Odell, and brother-in-law, Jim (Colette) Rinn, Western Springs; and his nephews, Johnny Rygh, Odell, and Tim Krominga, South Elgin.
Chuck was a graduate of Dwight High School and attended Joliet Junior College and Elmhurst College. He spent his entire 35-year career with the United States government, working at APSA in Joliet and Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Department of Energy at Argonne National Laboratory. In his free time, Chuck enjoyed socializing with friends and family, golfing, bowling, reading and traveling.
He was a lifelong and devoted supporter of University of Illinois athletics and the Chicago White Sox. Chuck enjoyed vacationing with his wife, Carole, most recently at his winter home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was also a longtime member of and bartender at Moran Athletic Club, Joliet, and loved participating in the Argonne National Laboratory golf league and the Moran Athletic Club bowling league.
For those who knew Chuck, he could light up a room with his witty sense of humor and zest for life and will be missed dearly by all of his family and friends.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, corner of routes 30 and 59, Plainfield. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parkview Christian Church, 2121 S. Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox, with visitation from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association and the National Kidney Foundation. For information, please call 815-436-9221 or visit www.overman-jones.com.