Francis “Gus” Frappier, 88 years, of Bryan, passed away Sunday March 8, 2015, at Genesis HealthCare, Bryan Center, Bryan. Gus was born on February 8, 1927 in Cleveland, the son of the late Edward Leroy and Laura “Blanche” (Beck) Frappier in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a 1945 graduate of Edon High School. Gus was a veteran serving during World War II. He married his first wife Ellen Toner. He then married Elinor Haney on October 15, 1971, in Bryan, Ohio, and she survives. Gus worked for General Motors Central Foundry in Defiance, where he worked for 22 years, before his retirement in 1993. Prior to this he had worked for Power and Sons in Montpelier He was a member of the Montpelier Moose, Bryan VFW Post 2489, and the Military Order of the Cootie. Gus enjoyed fishing, camping, watching basketball, football, NASCAR, and spending time with his family.
Surviving is his wife, Elinor, of Bryan; two daughters, Debbie Sines, of Montpelier and Jodi Kirkland, of Jackson, Michigan; 4 sons, Gary Doeden, of St. Paris, Ohio, Dan Doeden of Fort Wayne, Indiana, David Doeden of Defiance, Ohio, and Mike Dewey of Jonesville, Michigan; 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ellen, one son, Don Doeden, one daughter, Charlene Miller, and two brothers, Mose Frappier and Leroy “Junie” Frappier.
Graveside funeral services for Francis “Gus” Frappier will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan, with pastor David Nicholls officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Bryan VFW Post 2489. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.