Paul L. Fraizer

March 01, 1949 ‒ July 12, 2011

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving with the U.S. Military. Highly decorated Army soldier and Purple Heart recipient, Paul L. Fraizer, of Lexington passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011 in his home following a short illness. He was 62.

Paul was born March 1, 1949 in Galion the son of Gerald and Mildred (Rinehart) Fraizer. He graduated from Galion High School in 1967; just two years later he joined the ranks of the Army and served in Vietnam. Before his honorable discharge he married the love of his life, Pamela K. Fortney, on June 15, 1974.

A lifetime area resident, Paul was very active in the community and a member of the Steam Corner United Methodist Church and the Ohio State Trappers Association. He liked to be outdoors hunting mushrooms, trapping, farming and traveling. Above all, he cherished his family and loved nothing more than spending time with his loved ones gathered near. He would do anything for his family, and worked hard to prove it. Paul will always be remembered as the most intelligent, opinionated and generous person you could ever meet.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Pam Fraizer of Lexington; children Melissa Fraizer of Albuequerque, NM, Matt Fraizer of Mansfield, Mark Fraizer and fiancé Valerie Wert of Mansfield; siblings Gerald E. “Sonny” (Alice) Fraizer of Lexington, Gary E. (Dee) Fraizer of Galion, John R. (Twila) Fraizer of Galion, Steve (Linda) Fraizer of Galion, Mike (Lynn) Fraizer of Mansfield, Tim (Beth) Fraizer of Mansfield; sisters-in-law Sue Fraizer of Lakeland, FL, Debbie Goodson of Galion, and Tammy (Bill) Hanson of Mansfield; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Ronald H. Fraizer.

Services for Paul will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made through the funeral home.

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