Glenn E. DeGraff (1942 - 2012)


INDEPENDENCE – Glenn E. DeGraff, 70 years old, of rural Independence, died on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Buchanan County Health Center following a sudden illness. He was born on April 19, 1942, in Harvey, Ill., the son of James J. and Abbie H. (Barehead) DeGraff.
Mr. DeGraff married the former Karen Jean Jamie in June of 1962 in Chicago, Illinois. They were later divorced. He and the former Vicki Marie Beatty were married in 1978 in South Holland, Illinois. They also later divorced. On Dec. 22, 2004, he and the former Beryl A. Freyer were married in Independence.
Mr. DeGraff is survived by his wife, Beryl, one son, Dirk (Michele) DeGraff of Crown Point, Ind., and one brother, Robert (Carolyn) DeGraff of Naperville, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Jamie Lynn Stratton, and one brother, James L. DeGraff.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the White Funeral Home in Independence, with Rev. Kevin Jennings officiating. Friends may call for visitation from 3 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the funeral home. On line condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 8 to Aug. 25, 2012