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Ralph Frauenberger

March 27, 1941 — February 17, 2019

BENJAMIN FUNERAL SERVICE NOWATA, OKLAHOMA 918-273-2700...………...Ralph Allan Frauenberger Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his beloved Big Creek home-place on February 17, 2019. He was proud of the fact that he was born, lived, and died on the same place.

He began his life being born to Milton Milo and Auddria Frauenberger on the family acreage in Big Creek
On March 27, 1941, the second of two children. He received his education at Armstrong and then graduated from Childers in 1959. He began working in the oilfield with his dad and uncles at a young age for Forrest Oil Company where he oiled the rod lines. He would use the custom Model A with two transmissions that his dad built to drive around the leases and everywhere for that matter. Later he worked as a mechanic and heavy equipment operator. He worked for every coal mine, rock crusher, and construction company in the area including, Peabody, MJ Lee, Carbonex, Bellco, JT Ewers Construction Co, Lawson Oil, Waugh Trucking, 4-D Energy, and ended his career at Nowata County District 2 as a mechanic. Ralph also ran a shop at his home through the years and after retiring he ran it full time. Ralph worked hard and played hard. He always had a cold beer for a friend. Ralph loved to fish and camp. He was always there to help anyone in need, especially his grandkids which he loved more than anything.
Ralph is survived by his two sons, Ralph Allan Frauenberger Jr. and wife April, Michael Dean Frauenberger and wife Kris, 6 grandkids, Jeramiah, Matthew, Emilee, Shelbi, Gratton Milo, and Talon, sister in law Wilma, nephew Bill, niece Joanna, and his first wife and mother of his children Judy which he remained friends with.
He was preceded in death by his wife Brenda, parents Milton Milo and Auddria, brother Herb, and niece Kelly. Ralph took good pride in his family and always made sure they were taken care of. Ralph had lots of friends and will be missed greatly by all who knew him. As one close neighbor put it best, "Since I was a little girl, he has been the man up the road that my family had many stories about and said that he knew it all when it came to fixing engines. Big Creek will never be the same, but the man will never be forgotten."

In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Ralph's name to the Armstrong Community Church or the 10-33 Wheelchair Van.
2019-02-22 10:00:00
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