Homer S. Fratt of Waupaca, age 93, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
He was born in Burlington, WI on December 20, 1921 to the late Seth and Martha (Carter) Fratt. He married Mildred “Middy” Damon on August 4, 1944 in Tucson, AZ. Homer was a Communications Officer in the US Air Corps during WWII. He graduated from Burlington High School and received his BS and MS in Education from the University of Wisconsin. He worked for 37 years at Oshkosh West High School as a Math Teacher, Dean of Boys and Assistant Principal. While living in Oshkosh he was a member of First Congregational Church and was active in ABC (A Better Chance) and AFS programs. He had been a member of the Oshkosh and then Waupaca Kiwanis Clubs. Homer was a member of Parfreyville United Methodist Church.
He is survived by: his wife, Mildred “Middy” Fratt; sons, Robert (Imogene) Fratt of AZ, and Thomas Fratt of Ashland, WI; daughters, Patricia Daniels of Waupaca, Marilyn Byrne of Wausau, and Nancy (Paul) Mittelstaedt of De Pere; and daughter-in-law, Lisa Fratt. Grandchildren and more surviving are: Rebecca Daniels and Keith Campbell and daughter, Jackelyn; Matthew (Amanda) Daniels and son, Steven; Bryan Byrne and sons, Sam and Jackson; Daniel (Jean) Byrne and children, Aiko, Keiden and Noemi; Erin (Daniel) Freiberg and children, Grace, Benjamin and Isaac; Nathan (Dasanthi) Mittelstaedt and son, Ethan; Rachel (Brian) Cunningham and daughter, Eden; Aaron Mittelstaedt, Kayla Fratt, Ellie Fratt, Eric Kreil and daughters, Emily and Amy; Adam Kreil and children, Adriana and Aiden. He is further survived by brothers, G. Carter Fratt, Walter (Darlyne) Fratt; sister, Marjorie (Paul) Coughlin; brother-in-law, Donald (Mary Francis) Damon; sister-in-law, Lillian (Norbert) Anderson; numerous nieces and nephews and lifelong friends, Paul and Loa Fergot. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David and son-in-law, Steven Daniels.
The Memorial Service will be on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Parfreyville United Methodist Church. Friends and family may gather at church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated to Parfreyville UMC or the charity of your choice. The Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca is serving the family.