Emil Adam Graeser Ii
1930 - 2018
BORN
1930
DIED
2018
FUNERAL HOME
Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home - Louisville
3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Louisville, KY
Emil Adam Graeser II

Louisville - Emil A. Graeser, 88, died December 22, 2018 at Nazareth Home. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 23, 1930. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nancy L.(Bohnert) Graeser, his five children Edie Raque (Norvin), David Graeser, Kurt Graeser (Janet), Jenny Graeser Wimsatt and Kathleen Graeser. Emil had nine grandchildren, Brad Raque (Suzanne), Amy Hurley (Scott), Greg Raque (Jessica), Matthew Raque, Eric Graeser, Scott Graeser (Natalie), Brian Graeser, Christopher Wimsatt (Tiffany) and Keith Wimsatt. Emil also had 12 "Great grands", Emma and Ethan Raque, Ben, Reagan, Nolin and Brynley Hurley, Elizabeth and George Graeser and Hawthorne and Colin Wimsatt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Edith (Schladdirk) Graeser.

Emil cherished his family and his Catholic faith. He was the former chairman and CEO of Bohnert Equipment Company, he had a passion for investing and was proud of his service in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. His love for gardening grew into a mastery of bonsai gardening. While he did not live to see it's opening, his lifelong dream of having a botanical garden in Louisville will be realized with the 2019 opening of Waterfront Botanical Gardens. He was a loving supporter of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Leonard Catholic Church on Thursday, December 27, at 10:00am, with burial to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 2:00-8:00pm, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.

Please send expressions of sympathy to: Little Sisters of the Poor, the Abbey of Gethsemane, or Waterfront Botanical Gardens.





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Published by Courier-Journal from Dec. 24 to Dec. 25, 2018.
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Dec
26
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home - Louisville
3331 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY
Dec
27
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Leonard Catholic Church
, KY
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Very sorry for the Graeser family. God bless.
s pike
December 30, 2018
Chris Thomas
December 27, 2018
Derrick Schiel
December 26, 2018
a loved one
December 24, 2018
a loved one
December 24, 2018
You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. IS 41:10
kk
December 24, 2018
You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. IS 41:10
kk
December 24, 2018
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