Bruce Fred Fratus Sr., age 89, of Salem, Missouri, passed away December 12, 2018. He was a former Mena resident for many years. A private, family service will be held at a later date.
Bruce was a World War II veteran and served in Japan. He was awarded the Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal. He later retired from law enforcement after serving 41 years in the Lake County area of Illinois. Bruce was a member of the Gurnee-Waukegan American Legion and the Little Fort Gun Club where he served as treasurer.
Bruce Fratus Sr. was preceded in death by son, William and his wife Katherine. He is survived by his children: Bruce Fratus Jr. and wife Lea of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; Francis Fratus and wife Veronica of Paradise, Texas; Vincent Fratus of Waukegan, Illinois; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; special friend and companion Gladys Randall of Salem, Missouri; as well as a host of friends.