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Frederick Erich Graper

Frederick Erich Graper

Male 1922 - 2011  (89 years)

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  • Name Frederick Erich Graper 
    Born 11 Jan 1922 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jul 2011 
    Person ID I43607  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2022 

    Father Frederick Erich Graper,   b. 10 Sep 1893,   d. 30 Dec 1964  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Eva C Land,   b. 26 Oct 1891, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1923  (Age 31 years) 
    Family ID F14967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Huth,   b. 10 Jan 1922, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 2008  (Age 86 years) 
     1. M.F. Graper
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F14966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Fred Graper
      CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Fred Graper, 89, died peacefully Thursday, July 21, 2011, in his home at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau.

      He was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Princeton, Ind., son of Frederick Eric Graper Sr. and Eva Land Graper.

      After attending Franklin College in Franklin, Ind., Mr. Graper joined the Army and was assigned to duty in the Southeast Asia Command. While stationed at SEAC headquarters in Kandy, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), he met the love of his life, Agnes Huth. They were happily married for more than 60 years.

      Following the war, the Grapers began a new adventure when Mr. Graper became an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After assignments in Philadelphia, El Paso and Alpine, Texas, he became the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI office in Carbondale in 1954. Mr. Graper retained that position until his retirement.

      In retirement, the Grapers lived in Cherokee Village, Alaska, and Palm Coast, Fla., before moving to Cape Girardeau in 2000.

      Throughout his life, Mr. Graper was an active member of the Presbyterian Church and was involved in his community in any way he was needed. He was a charming and outgoing man who was very proud of his family and his career.

      Survivors include daughters, Kandy and husband, Don Litchfield of Bloomingdale, Debbie and husband, Gary Thomas of Makanda and Margaret and husband, Bill Wiegel of Whittier, N.C.; sons, Michael and wife, Jamie of Arpin, Wis., and Timothy and wife Pam of Vesper, Wis.; brother, Robert Graper of Danville, Ind.; sister, Kathleen Bonadies of Pinehurst, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes; his parents; and a sister.

      Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 12, 2011, in Chateau Girardeau, with the Rev. Jeff Long officiating. Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo., with military services provided by the Missouri Honors Team.

      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Chateau Girardeau Scholarship Fund, 3120 Independence St., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

      Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Mount Auburn in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.

      Published in The Southern Illinoisan from July 26 to August 1, 2011