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Mary Graack

May 9, 1918 — August 9, 2020

Mary J. Graack, 102, of Eureka, IL, died at 4:50 p.m., Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.
She was born May 9, 1918 in Sioux City, IA to Joel and Florence (Percival) Martin. She married Charles L. Graack on December 13, 1943 in Park Ridge, IL. He died August 9, 1987.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
Surviving are four children: William (Sandy) Graack of Peoria, Martha Jones of Katy, TX, Charles Jr. (Alice) Graack of Eureka, Louise (Jim) Rickey of Princeville, IL; one sister Joanne Mielke of Peoria; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Mary worked as the secretary for the regional Superintendent of Schools for many years before retiring. She was a member of Eureka Presbyterian Church and a member of the Heart of Illinois Knitting Guild. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, knitting, reading, crossword puzzles and camping, especially family camping trips to Shades State Park in IN.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the wonderful care Mary received while residing at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka. A special thanks to all of her caregivers, especially Joyce and Deb who made every day special for her.
Cremation will be accorded. Argo-Ruestman-Harris is assisting the family with arrangements. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka. Pastor Bob Montgomery will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka. Online tributes and condolences may be made at

Graveside services

SEP 19. 10:30 AM (CST)

Olio Township Cemetery
1015 S. Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530

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