Author Robert “Bob” Fraumann tells the unique story of his wife’s life in his book, “God’s Blessed Angel,” published by Yawn’s Books & More, at 198 North Street in Canton.
Janice Fraumann died in August 2013, her husband said.
Fraumann said he met the woman he was married to for 56 years in college, after she recovered miraculously from polio.
“She wasn’t able to go to public school,” Fraumann said, adding his wife suffered muscle damage to her leg from having polio at age 12.
“Doctors told her she’d never be normal or have children,” he said. “They thought about putting her in an iron lung.”
Janice Fraumann made her prayer to God, asking for healing and promising to dedicate her life to the Lord in return, her husband said. The Fraumanns have two sons, Rick and Greg, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
“She prayed and gave her life to God, and He healed her in a year,” Fraumann said. “She lived an incredibly wonderful and fulfilled life.”
Because she couldn’t attend public school, Fraumann said his wife attended a private school that allowed her to progress as quickly as she mastered the material.
“She graduated high school at age 15,” he boasted, adding Janice Fraumann finished college and married him at age 18, in 1957.
She started teaching fifth grade by the time she was 19, Fraumann said.
“She put me through graduate school,” he said, noting he earned a master’s in music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J.
“God’s Blessed Angel” includes 30 qualifications Janice had for her future husband.
“Somehow, I qualified,” he said, adding his wife had three marriage proposals before his.
Fraumann said young people dating today should consider these suggestions.
Another section of the book highlights conversations Janice Fraumann has with God, where Bob Fraumann said she wrote both sides of the conversations in her journal.
She wrote 300 pages of conversations with God over a 16-year period, Fraumann said.
“Just as sure as you and I would speak, she conversed with God,” he said.
Bob Fraumann said his wife would “talk, listen or pray with anyone on the spot, always turning the conversation to you, even though she may be the one you came to pray with and bless.”
Seventeen 5-by-7 inch “frameable blessings” are printed in the book, he said.
“God’s Blessed Angel” also includes six chapters on Jewish traditions that Fraumann said honor Janice’s interest in the blessings of the Old Testament, which Christians can apply to their lives.
Her exciting life of 75 years ended, but Janice Fraumann survived through polio at age 12 and cancer at age 65. Even after her leg was amputated from the cancer, she never lost her faith, Fraumann said.
The book “God’s Blessed Angel” is available at Yawn’s Books & More, in Canton, or online at bobfrauman.com, yawnspublishing.com, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.