AUBURN – Louis D. Fraser, 84, of Auburn, died peacefully April 6, at the Hospice House.

He was born Dec. 17, 1921, in Van Buren, the son of Donat and Jane Vaillancourt Fraser. He had been a resident of this community since 1942, graduating from Lewiston High School and serving his country in Okinawa as a sergeant in the U.S. Marines during World War II.

He married Lucille Moreau almost 60 years ago on June 3, 1946. Mr. Fraser retired from Sears in 1985, after more than 30 years of service. It was said that he could make anything broken work well again.

After his retirement, he and Lucille traveled extensively in Europe and the United States. He loved the out of doors. He went hunting and never shot a deer, he went fishing and rarely caught anything, but he taught his family the joys of the simple pleasures of Maine. He was a deeply religious, honest, caring, soft-spoken and a very humorous man prone to practical jokes usually involving some scheme to obtain a sweet snack.

When their traveling days were done, they settled in Auburn’s Schooner Estates.

He is survived by Lucille, his devoted wife of nearly 60 years; his three children and their spouses, Richard and Doris Fraser of Keene, N.H., Claire Bowen of Claremont, N.H., and Gilles and Susan Fraser of New Gloucester; as well as four grandchildren, Amy, Alison and Erin Fraser and Joshua Bowen; two sisters, Mrs. Antoinette Lafleur and Miss Lorraine Fraser; and his brother-in-law and his wife, Rene and Rose Moreau.

This gentle man will be missed by all who knew him.