Charles Forrest Graeber

July 31, 1944April 5, 2014

Charles Forrest Graeber, 69, passed away at his home in Roberts, on Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was born on July 31, 1944, in Rigby, to Harlan Adolph and Dorothy Agnes Lapacek Graeber. He attended Roberts Elementary and Roberts High school. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He married Molly Marie Jakovac on July 26, 1975 in Salmon. He worked for Snake River Farm, Clar-Del Farms and Taylor Brothers. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors. He was a kind, gentle, hardworking man of strength. He was a compassionate, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. We will miss his contagious warm smile. Survivors include his wife Molly of Roberts; two daughters, Amy (Ramon) Tafoya of Caldwell, and Amalia Graeber of Idaho Falls; one son, J.C. Graeber of Roberts; two sisters, Ferrol (Chuck) Katsel of Billings, Montana, and Nancy (Robert) Martinez of Federal Way, Washington; and five granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Christ The King Catholic Church, 1690 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls. Burial will be in the Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in Idaho Falls, with Military Rites under the direction of the Bonneville Veterans Team and the Idaho National Guard. A rosary will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a viewing following from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday. at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls. In lieu of flowers the family suggest that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Attention Donor Services, 6126 W. State Street Suite 305, Boise, ID 83703, phone number 1-800-272-3900 or to your favorite charity in memory of Charles.


  • Rosary Wednesday, April 9, 2014
  • Viewing Wednesday, April 9, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • Burial Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • Military Rites Thursday, April 10, 2014

Charles Forrest Graeber

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Ann Wood

April 13, 2014

Molly and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Charlie and I went to school together from 1st grade on. I never heard him speak an unkind word to anyone. He had a gentle soul. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Remember the good times!

Dick and Ann Wood

April 11, 2014

Molly, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. He was such a great guy. I know he is with my dad watching over all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Karen (Pate) Keith

Roger and Connie Hanson

April 10, 2014

So sorry for your loss Molly and family. We didn't know Charles very well, but we could see that he was a kind, loving and compassionate husband and father. We wil keep him and all of you in our prayers.

Eden Holm

April 10, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss. We all loved "Smiling Charlie." He was a joy to have on our farm, and I'll always remember him, fixing everything I broke. There's never been a mechanic anywhere, like Charlie. My kids loved him too, he was a big part of all of us growing up. Our prayers, hearts, and love, are with you all.

April 9, 2014

Molly and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Charlie was a great man. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your sorrow be turned into happy memories.
Skip, Carol and Kim Blair

April 9, 2014

Charlie and I have many memories of Charlie. I can remember when we were first married Charlie and Cliff would show up at our house every Sunday morning for coffee at the cafe (always gone for at least 2-3 hours) he was a good friend and will be missed by many! God bless you and your family!

Charlie and Betty Day

Kathy Smith

April 9, 2014

We are sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family

Kristen Holm

April 9, 2014

Nothing but great memories of Charley. I send many prayers and blessings your way.

Carey Walton

April 9, 2014

Molly, JC and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Charlie was an amazing individual and such a joy to be around. We will miss seeing his wonderful smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Blackfoot Bandits Special Olympics Team