Arturo Frausto, 77, of West Liberty, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Windmill Manor in Coralville.
Arturo was born Feb. 14, 1935, in Madero Del Rio, Mexico, the son of Quirino Frausto and Felipa De La Paz. He was united in marriage to Celia Perez on Sept. 17, 1957, in Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico. He was employed with Louis Rich Foods for many years.
Arturo was an avid outdoorsman, he loved nature and to hunt and fish. He was very outgoing, had many friends and was a loving person to not only his family but to everyone. Arturo was a devout Christian and hardworking individual.
He is survived by his 10 children: Guadalupe Pena of Troy, North Carolina, Arturo Frausto Jr. of Biscoe, N.C., Alma Rosa Ramirez of Iowa City, Felipa Murguia of Colorado, Hilda Chavez of Iowa City, Celia Barraza of West Liberty, Cruz Martinez of Muscatine, Raul Frausto of Ft. Worth, Texas, Enedina Hernandez of Muscatine, and Barbara Navaro, of Texas; brothers: Quirino Frausto of Texas and Jesus Frausto of Del Rio, Texas; sisters: Celia Charles of Mt. Gilead, N.C., Maria Molina of Del Rio, Texas and Olga Cardona of West Liberty. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Celia in 1989, and a brother Rogelio Frausto.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 18, at the West Liberty Community Center. Visitation was held on Jan. 17, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.