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Samuel J. “Sam” Graber

Birth Date: January 11, 1936
Death Date: January 16, 2018

Samuel J. (Sam) Graber, 82, of Kissimmee, Florida went peacefully with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 2:07 pm.

Sam was born January 11, 1936 in Hindsboro, Illinois the son of Amos and Anna Graber. Sam was a building contractor in Sullivan, IL from 1955 -1984, building such projects as the Sullivan Civic Center renovation in 1973, Fields-Wright Medical Center and numerous new homes. Sam became a Florida building contractor in 1988 to 2018 with son Ric and grandson Brandon in Kissimmee building numerous churches, metal office complexes, and custom homes till his last days on this earth.

He leaves behind 61 wonderful years of marriage filled with great memories with wife Thelma, son Ric and wife Shari Graber, grandchildren Heidi and husband Lucas Randall, Steffanie and husband David Wilson, and Brandon Graber, and brother, Alvin and wife Doris Graber.

Preceding him in death was son Douglas Graber who was VP at Graber Construction Co., and Brother Jacob Graber, General Mgr at Graber Cash & Carry Lumber.

The family wishes to thank Cornerstone Hospice and the many family and friends well wishes and prayers.

Services to celebrate Sam’s life will be held at 11:30 AM Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Solid Rock Chapel, 1213 E. Jackson St., Sullivan, IL. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:30 AM prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, IL.

Arrangements by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Celebration of Life
January 24, 2018
11:30 am
Solid Rock Chapel
1213 E. Jackson St. Sullivan, IL
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Visitation prior to ceremony
January 24, 2018
10:00 am
- 11:30 am
Solid Rock Chapel
1213 E. Jackson St. Sullivan, IL
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