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Paul W. Graehling

Published: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:18 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 2:39 p.m. CDT

Paul W. Graehling, 98, Polo, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Polo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

He was born June 21, 1915 in Polo, the son of Henry and Walberga (Beck) Graehling. 

He married Doris Harrolle on June 21, 1936 in Polo.

Paul was an avid collector of many things.  He was very interested in the history of Ogle County and an active member of the Polo Historical Society.

Survivors include daughters Lois (Charles) Parks, Polo, Rosalie (Gene) Behrens, Milledgeville, Virginia (Dan) Dugan,Quincy; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; brothers, Fred and Chester; and sister, Cora.

Private family service to be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded.

In lieu of flowers memorials to the Polo Historical Society and Serenity Hospice have been established.

Arrangements completed by Polo Family Funeral Home.

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