FRAYER KENNETH AVERY November 24, 2012. Age 79. Loving husband of the late Helen. Dear Dad of Kelly (Tony) Zebari, Karen (Glenn) Stewart, Kim (Gary) Baumgardner and Paul (Julia). Beloved grandpa of Eric, Michael, Haley, Rayna, Courtney, Colin, Reese and Owen. Ken is also survived by his brother Robert (Fay), and many extended family members and friends. Ken served as a decorated Marine in the Korean War. He then joined the Detroit Police Department. While a Patrolman, with a wife and four young kids at home, Ken earned a Bachelor of Police Administration from Wayne State University and a Master of Criminal Justice from U of D. He retired from the DPD in 1986 as Lieutenant, after more than 30 years of service. He earned many awards, including life-saving awards, and accolades. Ken was also the retired Director of the Police Academy at Schoolcraft College, as well as a Criminal Justice Professor there for over 31 years. He helped guide the careers of hundreds of Police Officers. He is now in Heaven with our Mom. He is also reunited with his twin brother Billy, who died as an infant. 'Thanks for everything Dad. We love you! Give Mom a hug and kiss from us!' Visitation Wednesday, November 28 from 12-9 p.m. at Fred Wood Funeral Home, (5 Mile, East of Levan in Livonia), with a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. In state Thursday, November 29 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Colette in Livonia (Newburgh, North of 6 Mile), followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Ken to any veteran's organization. Please share memories with the family at www.fredwoodfuneralhome.com.
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Ken Frayer was my supervisor at the Thirteetn Precinct. As a young rookie cop, he mentored me and the whole COP Crew. His leadership and teaching set the stage for my 30 years tenure with the DPD. Gone too soon, but not forgotten.
Ken was married to my high school and very dear friend, Helen. He leaves a wonderful legacy in his children and grandchildren. May he rest in peace.
To the whole Frayer family, so sorry for your loss. Your dad has been a great friend of our family for many years. He always put a smile on my face. He will be missed
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. It has been many years since I last saw Ken. I recall a time we came to visit as young kids and Ken, being the overprotective person that he was, would not let us out of the house once the street lights came on. Coming from a then small town in Ontario, we didn't understand why. Needless to say, we were enlightened. I will also cherish our times spent when Ken and family came to Ontario to visit. Although Ken will be missed dearly, I know in my heart that he is now happily in the arms of his much missed wife Helen. Rest in Peace Ken. Sincerely Sharon
Lt. Frayer was my Professor at Schoolcraft College. He told great tales about DPD. Thank you Professor Frayer God Bless..
Paul, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of you Dad. I just found out today about him. My prayers are with youand your family