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Emil Graeser

Emil Adam Graeser II

Saturday, August 23rd, 1930 - Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
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Obituary

Emil A. Graeser, 88, died December 22, 2018 at Nazareth Home. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 23, 1930.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nancy L.(Bohnert) Graeser, his five children Edie Raque (Norvin), David Graeser, Kurt Graeser (Janet), Jenny Graeser Wimsatt and Kathleen Graeser. Emil had nine grandchildren, Brad Raque (Suzanne), Amy Hurley (Scott), Greg Raque (Jessica), Matthew Raque, Eric Graeser, Scott Graeser (Natalie), Brian Graeser, Christopher Wimsatt (Tiffany) and Keith Wimsatt. Emil also had 12 “Great grands”, Emma and Ethan Raque, Ben, Reagan, Nolin and Brynley Hurley, Elizabeth and George Graeser, Henry and Harrison Raque, and Hawthorne and Colin Wimsatt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Edith (Schladdirk) Graeser.

Emil cherished his family and his Catholic faith. He was the former chairman and CEO of Bohnert Equipment Company, he had a passion for investing and was proud of his service in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. His love for gardening grew into a mastery of bonsai gardening. While he did not live to see it’s opening, his lifelong dream of having a botanical garden in Louisville will be realized with the 2019 opening of Waterfront Botanical Gardens. He was a loving supporter of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Leonard Catholic Church on Thursday, December 27, at 10:00am, with burial to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 2:00-8:00pm, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.

Please send expressions of sympathy to: Little Sisters of the Poor, the Abbey of Gethsemane or Waterfront Botanical Gardens.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Highlands Funeral Home
    Address
    3331 Taylorsville Rd.
    Louisville, KY 40205
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 27th, 2018 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, December 27th, 2018 10:00am
    Location
    St. Leonard Catholic Church
    Address
    Zorn Avenue
    LOUISVILLE, KY
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  • Interment

    Thursday, December 27th, 2018 |
    When
    Thursday, December 27th, 2018
    Location
    Cave Hill Cemetery
    Address
    701 Baxter Avenue
    LOUISVILLE, KY
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Trina Helm

Posted at 12:31pm
We are so sorry for your loss
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Shay

Posted at 08:17am

I'm sorry for the loss of your family member; please accept my sincere condolences. I hope you will find your strength and comfort in Jesus promises of the earthly resurrection (Acts 24:15) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will have to mourn the loss of a loved one ever again. (Revelation 21:3, 4; Luke 23:43) May GOD (Psalms 83:18) grant you peace of mind and comfort to endure now during this grievous time.
May this wonderful blessing give the family strength until he fulfills his word.
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