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Graaf, Eldon Henry

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May 13, 1940 - June 12, 2020

Graaf, Eldon Henry

Eldon Henry Graaf

It is with great sadness that the family of Eldon Henry Graaf, announce his passing at the age of 80 on June 12, 2020.

Eldon was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jane, who passed away in June, 2013. Eldon will be lovingly remembered by his three (3) siblings, Arlene Kruse, Janice Martin and Bob Graaf, his three (3) children, Jerry (Jennifer) Graaf, Janell (Will) Williams and John (Genevieve) Graaf, seven (7) grandchildren, Crystal Huynhcao, Jesse Graaf, Grace Graaf, Liam Williams, Logan Williams, Henry Graaf, and Clark Graaf and two (2) great-grandchildren, Madison and Makenzie Graaf. Eldon will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

It will always be known that Eldon was a patient and devoted husband and father.  He worked tirelessly to provide a life for his family.  His love of the outdoors took his family on many amazing adventures, traveling and camping trips across the United States.  Eldon eventually built a vacation home on Table Rock Lake, where the family would go and friends would visit every summer to enjoy lake life and the beauty of the Ozarks.

For many years, he owned and managed Graaf Construction in Pocahontas, Iowa.  In 1985, Eldon and Jane moved the family to Rogers, Arkansas, a place they visited many times while vacationing on nearby Table Rock Lake.  There, Eldon owned a small business and built a rental property business and Jane began a career at the Wal-Mart corporate offices.  Eldon was very active in his churches, regularly singing in the Choir, beginning at St. John’s Lutheran in Palmer and St. Peters in  Pocahontas, Iowa, then at Peace Lutheran and eventually Living Word in Rogers, Arkansas.

Services memorializing Eldon will be held in both the Pocahontas, Iowa area and in Rogers, Arkansas. Dates to be announced in the near future.  In the interim, please see Dad’s obituary with the Funeral Home and submit a condolence including any request for contact information on the extended family.  The website for the Obituary and Condolences is https://www.ariacremation.com/obituary

 

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Ann Greenwood

August 26, 2020 10:23PM

Eldon was my friend late in his life. He was good at whatever he put his hand to. ..playing piano, building that reflected his unique and gifted interpretation. Gardening, fireworks and. Was kind and compassionate to whoever he met. He told wonderful ild stories and had a keen sense of humor. He was a great cook, and lioved to
Enjoy his trees, pkants and birds and even built a special feeder for the squirrels. He lived to sit on the porch in the evenings and greet neighbors and talk about old times. And drink green tea. He lived restaurants. Parades and fairs. He lived getting calls from all his family members and seeing them during the holidays.Eldon lived God, his family and friends.There will never be another one like him.


Richard (Dick) Gabbert

July 14, 2020 3:49PM

Extending sympathy to the family--Eldon was a great friend and neighbor. God Bless