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Henry J Graf

January 19, 1921 — October 4, 2016

Henry J. Graf age 95, of St. Cloud, Florida, passed away on October 4, 2016 in Festus, Missouri

He was born January 19, 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri. Henry spent much of his life in Jefferson County Missouri. Henry was a W.W. II and Korean War Army Veteran. During W.W. II he introduced new Army Air Corp pilots to aviation at Lambert Field and flew reconnaissance missions in the Pacific Theater.  After his military service ended Henry became a Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff from 1957 until 1964 and then again from 1984 until 1991. He was also the Postmaster for the Arnold Missouri Post Office, from 1965 until 1982. He was a former member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Hillsboro and a member of Arnold V.F.W.  Post # 2593.

 

Survived by:

 

Son- John H. Graf of St. Cloud FL.

Daughter- Barbara M. (George) Johnson of Hillsboro MO.

Daughter in law- Carol Graf of Cadet MO.

Granddaughter- Rita (Russ) Waynick of Carthage MO.

Grandson- Christopher Straub of St. Louis MO.

Grandson- SSGT Matthew T. (Francesca) Straub of Oceanside CA.

Granddaughter- Holli D. Dobbs of Ballwin MO.

Granddaughter- Dusty Dobbs of De Soto MO.

Granddaughter- Juanita (Randy) Courtway of Cadet MO.

Granddaughter- Debbie (Graden) Barnett of Cadet MO.

Granddaughter- Rebecca (Kevin) Van Gels of Seattle WA.

Granddaughter- Victoria K. Johnson of St. Louis MO.

Grandson- George M. Johnson V. of St. Louis MO.

Grandson- Andrew D. Johnson of St. Louis MO.

Great Grandson- Caleb M. Waynick of Carthage MO.

Great Granddaughter- Penelope R. Straub of Oceanside CA.

Great Grandson- Asher Davis of Ballwin MO.

Great Grandson Ryan Breakfield of Cadet MO.

Great Grandson- Darren Barnett of Cadet MO.

Great Granddaughter- Barbara Courtway of Cadet MO.

Great Grandson- Dustin Courtway of Cadet MO.

 

Preceded in death by-

 

Wife- Frances S. Graf (nee Shieldhim).

Parents- Henry and Lottie Graf (nee Tevlin).

Son- David G. Graf.

 

Visitation- Thursday October 6, 2016 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Robert D. Brown Funeral Home Inc. 103 Fourth St. Hillsboro Mo. 63050.

 

Funeral -  Friday October 7, 2016 12 noon in the Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Interment- Shepherd Hills Cemetery, Barnhart Mo.

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, October 6, 2016

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Robert D. Brown Funeral Home

103 4th St, Hillsboro, MO 63050

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 7, 2016

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Robert D. Brown Funeral Home

103 4th St, Hillsboro, MO 63050

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Burial

Friday, October 7, 2016

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

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