Fred E. Graper
Fred E. Graper of Pewaukee, passed to eternal life on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the age of 92 years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years. Fred acquired his engineering degree at UW-Madison and worked in aeronautical designs during the war. During this time, he and Helen began their family.
He was the loving father of seven daughters: Mary George, of Oconomowoc, two children and two grandchildren; Katie (Bob) Vanden-Heuvel, of Green Bay, two sons and two grandchildren; Peggy (Dave) Swinehart of Delafield, three children and two grandchildren; Connie (Dave, recently deceased) of North Carolina, two children and three grandchildren; Ginny Graper of Oregon; Mardi (Mike) Sachse of Arkansas, two children and two grandchildren; and Barb (Tim) Abair of Wales, three sons. Fred was a very intelligent and successful business owner. He had an extremely gentle nature with strong compassion and sensitivity, along with a great sense of humor — attributes everyone admired and loved him for.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 7, at St. Anthony on the Lake, W280-N2101 Prospect Ave., (Highway SS), Pewaukee, with Father Anthony Zimmer officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until celebration of Mass. Luncheon to follow.
Interment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park. The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff of Shorehaven. Yonke and Son Funeral Home, 205 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee, is serving the family. For more information, call 262-691-1900.