William A. Graber Jr.


William A. “Bill” Graber Jr., 90, of Columbus, died at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Bill was born Sept. 30,1924, in Catonsville, Maryland, to the late William A. and Reva Graber. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1943 to 1946 in the European Theater of Operations.

Bill earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at the University of Baltimore in 1965. He married Katherine L. Welch November 22, 1952, and moved to Bartholomew County in 1993.

He was a member of Prairie Promenaders Square Dance Club in Columbus and did volunteer work with Meals on Wheels. He liked to travel, fish, hunt, bird watch, and work around his property.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation is planned and there will be no services.

Survivors include daughters, Katherine “Kit” Ehrman and Vicky Kirts, both of Columbus; and grandchildren, Zachariah Welsh, Philip Ehrman IV and Raymond Ehrman.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be sent to the Graber family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.