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Obituary for Gerald "Jake" D. Frazee


Gerald "Jake" D. Frazee, of Morrice, passed away peacefully at his home on July 25, 2023, at the age of 75. Born on July 11, 1948, in Belding, Michigan, he was the beloved son of Ernest and Catherine Frazee. Growing up on a farm, Jake developed a profound love for the land and all it had to offer. One of his early lessons in life was milking cows, an experience that instilled in him a strong work ethic and an appreciation for the simple joys of life. After graduating from Portland High School in 1966, Jake answered the call to serve his country. He joined the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in Germany from 1968 to 1973. Upon his return home, Jake embarked on a 32-year career with General Motors where he was a dedicated “jack of all trades”. In the May of 1984, he married the love of his life, Tammy (Willnow) Frazee. Their union was a beacon of love and support, creating countless cherished memories. An avid outdoorsman, he sought solace in fishing and hunting and took pleasure in cultivating a bountiful garden. Jake will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


Preceding Jake in death are his parents, Ernest and Catherine and brother, Leo Frazee. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Tammy Frazee; children, Jacob (Becky) Frazee, John (Cecelia) Frazee, Eva (Brack) Frazee Darling, Beth (Brian) Curran, and Monica (Jason) Frazee-Lee; grandchildren, Lauren, Katie, Benton, Parker, Rowan, Clara, and Alex; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Aliyah; siblings, Ron (Dolores) Frazee and Linda (Jim) Barnes; sister-in-law, Debbie Frazee; many nieces and nephews; special neighbors, Todd and Karen Binkley and family and Chris (Deanne) Shelton; and many close friends from Shoreline Lake.


A Memorial Service honoring Jake will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge Street, Portland. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A luncheon will follow at the Portland VFW Post #4090. Online tributes may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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