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Edward Graf

Alton |

Edward "Ed" H. Graf Jr., 74, passed away at 5:34 pm on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Alton Memorial Hospital. 

He was born on December 17, 1948 in Newark, New Jersey to Edward H. Graf Sr. and Johannah Decker.

Edward married Kim Dykeman, on July 11, 1985 in Arlington, Texas.

He was a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Edward worked as a cook for Argosy Casino for many years. He loved cooking, watching sports, rooting for the New York Giants and Yankees, listening to music, and watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel.

Edward is survived by his beloved wife, Kim Graf; his children, Kristie Graf, Stephanie Graf, Heather Graf, Edward "Bud" H. (Marcie) Graf III, Margaret "Maggie" Graf, and William "Rusty" Graf; eight siblings, Billy Graf, Kenny Graf, Robert Graf, Charlie Scudder, Richard "Richie" Scudder, John Scudder, George Scudder, and Diane Scudder; four grandchildren, Dennis Graf, Kyle Graf, Lilly Graf, and Daisy Graf; as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by three of his brothers, Joey Graf, Buddy Scudder, and Gary Scudder.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 3, 2023 from 11 am until time of Service at 1 pm, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, Illinois. Rev. Terry McKinzie will officiate.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude's Research Hospital.

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.


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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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