John J. Fraelle, 72, of Benld, Ill., died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Saturday, May 20, 2023. He was born Sept. 10, 1950, in Litchfield, to John J. and Emily (Carter) Fraelle. He married Lynn Bray on Oct. 27, 1989, in Carlinville. She survives.

He was retired after having been a foreman for Monterey Coal Co. After John retired from Monterey Coal Co, he studied computer technology and he worked for Frick, Inc., in St. Louis, Mo. He was a member of the Army National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn Fraelle of Benld; son, Eric (Heather) Fraelle of Peoria; grandchildren, Ayden Fraelle and Keegan Fraelle. John was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call on Saturday, June 3, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld from 9 until 11 a.m. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie. Memorials are suggested to Adopt-A-Pet or Carlinville Animal Rescue. Condolences may be left online at

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