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Lynn Stiff Fraker

December 1, 1955 July 11, 2010
Lynn Stiff Fraker
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Obituary for Lynn Stiff Fraker

Lynn Suzanne Stiff was born December 1, 1955, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to James William and Jeneane Butterbrodt Stiff.  At the age of 54, Lynn Fraker died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Mexico, Missouri, on Sunday, July 11, 2010.
   Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 16, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, 1212 1st Ave., Vinton.  Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, at Fry Funeral Home, 220 E. 6th St., Tipton.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton with Rev. Norman Anderson officiating.  Following services, Lynn's body will be cremated.
   Lynn was raised in the Tipton area and was a 1974 graduate of Tipton Community Schools.  She furthered her education with a diploma from Kirkwood Community College, a baccalaureate degree from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree in education from Iowa State University.   Lynn began touching lives with her work in private dental practice and work at the VA Hospital in Iowa City.  She also volunteered her time and efforts on the Virginia Gay Hospital Board in Vinton.
   Lynn returned to first alma mater, Kirkwood Community College, in 1981.  For nearly 30 years she was proud to serve Kirkwood as a Dental Assisting instructor, Director of the Benton County Centers and Director of the Career Academy programs.  Lynn’s dedication, energy and professionalism impressed and inspired those around her.  Her focused attention to detail and excellence was reflected in everything she did.
   Lynn lived life to the fullest. She conquered any challenge she faced with grace and class.  She loved spending time with family, friends and close colleagues.  Full of energy, she enjoyed biking, walking, gardening and vacationing.  Lynn touched the lives of everyone she met.  Every room she entered was brightened with her smile.  We were blessed to have her in our lives and will miss her more deeply than can ever be expressed.
   Lynn was preceded in death by her grandparents.  She is survived by one son, Daley Fraker; significant other Doug Hill; her parents, James William and Jeneane Stiff; grandmother Velma Butterbrodt; and one brother, Jim (Lori Sturdy) Stiff, all of Tipton; and two sisters, Dawn (Jerry) Marolf of Moscow and Karen (Jay) Ballenger of Tipton.
   A memorial fund has been established.


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