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Wilhelm Graf

January 9, 1925 September 6, 2019
Wilhelm Graf
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Obituary for Wilhelm Graf

Wilhelm Graf
of Palatine

Wilhelm Graf was born on January 9, 1925 in Yugoslavia to Anton and Katharina (nee Mukahirn) Graf. He died Friday, September 6, 2019 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Mr. Graf was initially apprenticed in his homeland of Yugoslavia as a tailor and home painter. Upon his immigration to the United States in the 1950’s, he secured a position as a Production Supervisor for a small manufacturing company for 25 years. He concluded his career as a custodian for High School District #214. Most notably, his final 2 years with the district were as the custodian to the administrative staff and Board of Education at the Harold L Slichenmyer Administration Center, where he was honored with a special certificate of appreciation by the President of the Board of Education upon his retirement.

His interests and hobbies focused on his immediate and extended family, including the mentoring of many nieces and nephews, and their children. In his spare time, he enjoyed lively discussions on world politics, foreign cultures, sports (particularly the Cubs), gardening, cooking (Martha Stewert being a favorite), reading, and in his younger years was known to play a mean game of tennis and chess. At the young age of 82, determined to join the digital age, he purchased his first computer and became a beloved regular on Facebook until his death at 94.

Wilhelm is survived by his children Deborah (“Dee”) Graf, Kurt Graf & Heidi Graf; his brother Hans (Janet) Graf as well as many loving nieces and nephews in the Graf/Balogh extended families.

He was preceded in death by his spouse Dorothy Graf (nee Reif); his parents as well as his siblings Maria Graf, Raymond Graf and Walter Graf.

Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 9:00 am until the time of Funeral Service at 10:00 am at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 North Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights.

Memorials in Wilhelm's name may be made to the charity of your choice. Favored causes surrounded care and benefits for Veterans, First Responders and the aged. Funeral information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFuneralHome.com or (847) 253-0168.


Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

11

Sep

3:00 PM 9/11/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 North Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
1520 North Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

12

Sep

9:00 AM 9/12/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 9/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-3906

Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd.
1520 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004-3906 IL

Funeral Service

Thursday

12

Sep

10:00 AM 9/12/2019 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 9/12/2019 10:30:00 AM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 North Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
1520 North Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

2501 E. Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

2501 E. Euclid Avenue Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

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