Wyatt Frahm of DeWitt, Iowa passed away peacefully on Friday August 4th, 2023 at the age of 87 in the comfort of his daughter's home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 11th at Faith Lutheran Church, Eldridge. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the church. Burial will be in Spragueville Cemetery in Spragueville, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to a 4-H or FFA group of the donor’s choice. Chambers Funeral Home in Eldridge is assisting the family with arrangements.
Wyatt was born on January 16, 1936 in Davenport, Iowa the son of Herman & Florence (Goodell) Frahm. He graduated from DeWitt High School in 1954. After high school he served in the Army as a diesel mechanic. Wyatt married Diana Schroeder on November 29, 1958 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Davenport. They were blessed with 56 1/2 years of marriage.
Wyatt had several jobs throughout his life. He worked as a diesel mechanic, drove a milk truck for Model Dairy, worked at Eagle Signal, worked for Aurora Casket Co. and he had his own Handyman Service. But his two favorite jobs were being a farmer and a father to his five children. Wyatt was a hard worker and loved and enjoyed working on God's land. He passed his great work ethic and love of the land on to his children. Wyatt enjoyed going and supporting his kids at all their sporting events, helping them with their 4-H projects and livestock, riding horses and having bonfires and going on several canoe trips.
Wyatt and Diana also enjoyed spending time with their lifelong friends. They would spend time together going on their annual camping trips, going on trips to the East Coast to visit family, going to Texas, going on a couple cruises and on several day trips. They would also celebrate the holidays together, always having plenty of food and a good time.
Wyatt was an avid card player and was in several card groups. He played Skat, Sheephead, Euchre, 500 and Pitch. He also belonged to the Spragueville Legion where he was the Commander for several years.
Those left to honor his memory include his sons, Jeff (Debbie) Frahm of Long Grove, Dale Frahm (Michelle Hawley) of Long Grove, Terry (Lacey) Frahm of Baldwin and his daughter, Lisa Frahm of DeWitt; eight grandchildren, Jamie & Cassie, Jake, Alex & Samantha, Chance & Faith, Heather; nine great grandchildren; and two sisters, Cindy Dekeukeleire & Ruby Claussen.
Wyatt was preceded in death by his wife, Diana; his son, Andy; his grandson William; his parents, Herman & Florence; two sisters, Jan Rathjen & Marvella Block; and brother, Eugene Frahm.