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Robert Neil "Bud" McGraw of East Dundee Robert Neil "Bud" McGraw, 84, formerly a many-year resident of Elgin, went into the loving arms of his savior, Jesus Christ on Monday evening, Nov. 19, 2012, at the Pepper Family Hospice Home and Care Center in Barrington, surrounded by his family. Bob was born on Sept. 27, 1928, in Elgin, the son of the late Edward and Virginia (nee Koehler) McGraw. On Sept. 28, 1951, he married Virjean L. "Jean" Luscher. Jean preceded Bob in death on April 13, 1997, after 45 years of marriage. He was employed for 31 years at Stettner Drugs in Elgin; and for nine of those years, he and Jean owned the store. Bob served as a medic in the U.S. Navy during World War II and again during the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of the Wyoming University School of Pharmacy and was a member of Phi Delta Chi and Chi Gamma Beta fraternities. For seven years, Bob was a board member of the Association for Individual Development and was an original board member of the Hanover Township 708 Mental Health Board. He also served as president of Beverly Lake School for the Developmentally Disabled. Survivors include his three daughters, Lyn Schuldt and Leanne McGraw, both of Carpentersville and Karen McGraw of Chicago; his four well loved grandchildren, Timothy Kolbaba (fiancee, Kinga Kasprzyk), Anni Whitaker (Paul), Katie Schuldt and Madelyn McGraw; his cherished great-grandchildren, Parker and Logan Whitaker; and his sweetheart, Marilyn Ballschmiede. He is also survived by his sister, Marilyn Harger of Plano, Texas; his brother, Jerry McGraw (Kathy) of Cortland; dear nieces and nephews; and so many good friends. Family and friends will gather for funeral services on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Zion Christian Church, 138 N. Washington St., Carpentersville. Burial with military honors will follow in the Dundee Township East Cemetery, East Dundee. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee, and again on Saturday morning, at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin Ave., Chicago, IL 60634. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit www.millerfuneralhomedundee.com. For information, please call 847-426-3436.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2012
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