James Fratia

James Fratia

BAYLES LAKE, LODA — James Anthony “Jim” Fratia, 74, of Bayles Lake, Loda, died at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday (June 12, 2018) at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Glen Cemetery, Paxton, with the Rev. John Hauck officiating. Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jim was born Sept. 7, 1943, in Paxton, the son of Anthony Charles and Anne Caroline Holmes Fratia. They preceded him in death.

He is survived by his sister, Janet Ann Fratia of Bayles Lake, Loda.

He graduated from Paxton Community High School in 1961. Jim was self-employed in the autobody business. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paxton. Jim was a very inventive person. Reading technical manuals gave him pleasure as well as ideas for constructing his projects ranging from steam-driven turbines to model planes and paddlewheel boats. At one time, he enjoyed building and finishing coupe roadsters.

Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be offered at www.baierfuneralservices.com.