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William Arnold "Bill" Grafelman
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Birth: Apr. 12, 1908
Cazenovia
Woodford County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1980
East Peoria
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA

William A. Grafelman, 71, of 142 Urbandale, East Peoria, died at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

He was a stores foreman for Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad, where he worked 42 years before retiring in 1973. He was a member of Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks Union, Local 908.

Born April 12, 1908, in Cazenovia, he was a son of Claus and Etta Benders Grafelman. He married Thelma Anthony Feb 14, 1928, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Patricia) Reinholdt of East Peoria; one son, LaVern of East Peoria; six sisters, Mrs. Sophie Deener of Washington, Mrs. Clara Gronewald of Chillicothe, Mrs. Frieda Meyer of Creve Coeur, Mrs. Alva (Hulda) Harms of Hanna City, Mrs. Cyril (Eleanor) Feehan of East Peoria and Mrs. Lucille Jackson of Wyoming, eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Peter Lutheran Church, East Peoria, where he was a member, with Pastor Vernon Bettermann officiating. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Endsley & Son Funeral Home, 1125 Main, and at the church one hour before services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund. 
 
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 Parents:
  Claus Grafelman (1864 - 1923)
  Etta Margaretha Beenders Grafelman (1867 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Thelma E Anthony Grafelman (1910 - 2004)
 
 Children:
  LaVern Arnold Grafelman (1930 - 2008)*
  Patricia E Grafelman Reinholdt (1934 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Theodore Klaus Grafelman (1887 - 1953)*
  Sophia M Grafelman Deener (1889 - 1982)*
  Edna B Grafelman DeBoer (1896 - 1975)*
  Clara Caroline Wilhelmina Grafelman Gronewold (1897 - 1995)*
  Frieda E. Grafelmann Meyer (1899 - 1994)*
  Hulda Lydia Grafelman Harms (1902 - 1982)*
  Eleanor M Grafelman Feehan (1903 - 1983)*
  Lucille E Grafelman Jackson (1906 - 2006)*
  William Arnold Grafelman (1908 - 1980)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Swan Lake Memory Gardens
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: May 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69797560
William Arnold Bill Grafelman
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William Arnold Bill Grafelman
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 Added: Oct. 23, 2011
 
 
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