Dale Grafton

Born: Wed., Dec. 21, 1932
Died: Thu., Sep. 18, 2014


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 20, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson

Graveside Service

2:15 PM Sat., Sep. 20, 2014
Location: Payson New Cemetery

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   Mr. Dale Grafton, 81,of rural Hull, Illinois, died at 8:23 a.m. Thursday (September 18, 2014) in his home.

   Born December 21, 1932 in Rushville, Illinois, Dale was the son of Bert and Nora Totsch Grafton. He married Norma McElfresh on September 6, 1957 in Hannibal, Missouri. She survives.

   Mr. Grafton was of the Christian Faith.  He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.

   Dale was a Die Hard Cubs Fan. He was a collector of many things, including,  toy cars, trains and hats. He loved tinkering around working on lawn mowers and volkswagons and was an accomplished whittler, making wooden spoons and wind chimes for family and friends.

   Dale was employed for many years at Electric Wheel in Quincy until his retirement.

    Survivors include his wife, Norma; three children, Rose Goudschaal (Kevin) of Carthage, IL, James Grafton (Cheryl) of Quincy and Sandy Fry (Kerry) of Versailles, IL; eight grandchildren, James D. Grafton (LeeAnn), Aaron Coffman (Jessica), Kasey Coffman, Joshua Goudschaal (Susan), James C. Grafton, Sarah Grafton, Samantha Kahs and Anakin Bauer; five great grandchildren, Sullivan Preston, Gabriel Preston, Skylor Goudschaal, Taylor Goudschaal and Evangeline Grafton; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Grafton was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Warren, Bert Jr., Cecil, Lewis and Bob Grafton; and a sister, Dorothy Edwards.

   Graveside services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:15 in the Payson New Cemetery.  Military Honors will be conducted by the Payson V. F. W. Post 2061 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail.

   Visitation will be Saturday afternoon from 1:00 until 2:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy Salvation Army or Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

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Chuck & Janet Ingram
   Posted Fri September 19, 2014
It is always hard to loose a Loved one, no matter the circumstance. Prayers for all your family that GOD comforts you in your sadness. Lets rejoice that Dale is walking with our LORD and Savior down the golden streets of HEAVEN. He is pain freeand worry free.--PRAISE GOD

Lisa McElfresh
   Posted Fri September 19, 2014

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Lisa McElfresh.

It's so hard losing someone we love but his memories will live on with us forever! Take comfort in knowing that he is at peace and in the loving arms of God. Love To All Of You, Mark, Lisa, Alyx, Eric, Kayla, Mason & Sydney McElfresh

Rose Marie Jansen
   Posted Mon September 22, 2014
So sorry to hear of Dale's passing. It is so hard to say Good Bye to those we love.

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