Jerome "Jerry" L. Frat, Janesville (1957 - 2012)
June 26, 1957 - June 29, 2012
Jerome “Jerry” L. Frat, age 55, of Janesville, died on Friday, June 29, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Janesville, surrounded by his family. He was born in Rockford, IL, on June 26, 1957, the son of Kazimierz and Betty (Templin) Frat. Jerry had worked at Fagan Chevrolet. He was a beloved brother and friend. He had strong convictions in his Christian faith. He was a strong advocate of Christian Children Fund and Children’s Rights and especially appreciated the Community Support Program of Rock County.
Jerry loved to test his culinary skills on his family. He was always trying to improve the Polish recipes he remembered from his childhood. He enjoyed fishing, going to the bookstore and coffee clutches with his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and was happiest spending time with his family.
Jerry is survived by five siblings: Jim Frat, Joel (Mary) Frat, Ted Frat, and Dorothy (John) Bahr, all of Janesville, and his twin sister, Mary (Craig) Scheidegger of Beloit; a niece, Angela of Janesville; a nephew, Matthew of Janesville; and three special friends: Carol, Kaj and Tom. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Anthony J. Frat; and an infant triplet brother.
A Graveside Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at MT. OLIVET CEMETERY, Janesville. Lasting memorials can be made to the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Janesville is assisting the family. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
“Jerry’s death is a tremendous loss for his family and friends.”
“…and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”
St. Francis of Assisi
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to Jerry.