THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Leonard E. Graef
Issue Date: December 14, 2017
Mr. Leonard "Sambo" Ernest Graef, 83, of Green Bay, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 in Harlingen, Tx., due to complications resulting from Alzheimer's disease.
Born July 5, 1934, he was originally from Oconto, but lived with his family in Green Bay for many years and also Crooked Lake. In later years he and Edith wintered in La Feria, Tx. A loved and respected man, he was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department in Crooked Lake and will be missed.
He is survived by three children, Leonard C. of Green Bay, Franklin C. of Abrams and Theresa "Tee" Shaffer of Harlingen, Tx.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Violet; a daughter, Julie Ann Kempka; two brothers, Vincent and Francis Graef; two sisters, Joanne Stone of Superior and Theresa Lambert of Manitowoc; his partner of many years, Mrs. Edith Schultz and many nieces and nephews.
Per his wishes no service will be held. Donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor at the Firehouse in Crooked Lake with a date to be determined.