Wilmer C. Holzgrafe
Wilmer C. Holzgrafe, Quincy, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 3:40 pm in Good Samaritan Home.
Wilmer was born November 8, 1922 in Durham, Missouri, the son of Edwin and Anna Baumgartner Holzgrafe. On August 2, 1941 he married Sylvia Richmiller in Palmyra, MO. Throughout their 75 years together they built a legacy in quality home building. She survives.
Wilmer graduated from Quincy High School. He had been employed by Gardner Denver and was a bricklayer. He was a well respected developer on Quincy’s South Side and began the Wilmar Sub-division in 1955. Wilmer was the founder and president of W.C. Holzgrafe Construction Company which built hundreds of custom homes in and around the Quincy area.
Wilmer was a lifetime member of Quincy Homebuilders Association, a member of the Elks Club and Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Wilmer and Sylvia wintered many years in Sarasota, Florida where he earned the reputation of a “Fix It” man.
Survivors in addition to his wife are; a daughter, Janet Pollock of Quincy; two sons, Jerald Holzgrafe and Michael (Peg) Holzgrafe both of Quincy; three grandchildren, Tina (Todd) Reichert, Shelley (Jeremy) Arns, and Brian (Becky) Holzgrafe all of Quincy; four great grandchildren, Greysen Arns, Kael, Violet and August Holzgrafe; and several nieces and nephews.
Wilmer was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Carl, Arthur and Raymond Holzgrafe, and a sister, Marian.
Services: 2:00 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Disseler officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Saturday April 22, 2017 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.