OBITUARY

Richard S. Graul

September 9, 1948March 28, 2018

Graul, Richard Steven M.D. passed away on Wednesday March 28th at the age of 69. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Dr. Elmer G. and Elsa N. Graul. Survived by his brother Barry (Stephanie), sister Nancy (Scott) Downey, nephew Desmond Downey along with numerous cousins and friends. Memorial Service Tuesday, April 10th 11:00 AM Messiah Lutheran Church, 2846 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis MO 63118. Visitation Tuesday April 10th from 10:00 AM until start of service. Interment will be at Our Redeemer Cemetery, 8300 Mackenzie Rd., Affton MO following the service. In lieu of flowers charitable donation may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church at the same address as above or the charity of one's choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. Elmer G. Graul, Father
  • Elsa N. Graul, Mother
  • Barry (Stephanie) Graul, Brother
  • Nancy (Scott) Downey, Sister
  • Desmond Downey, Nephew

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Inurnment Tuesday, April 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Richard S. Graul

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Laura Marrs

May 19, 2018

I used to work at Concordia Historical Institute where Rick would come in and do genealogical research. It was always so good to have him come in and research. He was such a kind and gentle soul. He will be missed by countless people, I am sure. I know I will miss him.
But, we do not grieve as those who have no hope. (1 Thes. 4:13) Praise be to God that Rick was a baptized child of our Heavenly Father. Rick's faith in Jesus was sure and certain. Sleep well, Rick. We will see you again at the resurrection.

Marta Brennan

April 13, 2018

From one of Rick's favorite poems

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
BY THOMAS GRAY
Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth
A youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown.
Fair Science frown'd not on his humble birth,
And Melancholy mark'd him for her own.
Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere,
Heav'n did a recompense as largely send:
He gave to Mis'ry all he had, a tear,
He gain'd from Heav'n ('twas all he wish'd) a friend.
No farther seek his merits to disclose,
Or draw his frailties from their dread abode,
(There they alike in trembling hope repose)
The bosom of his Father and his God. (lines 117–128)

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Graul, Richard Steven M.D. passed away on Wednesday March 28th at the age of 69. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Dr. Elmer G. and Elsa N. Graul. Survived by his brother Barry (Stephanie), sister Nancy (Scott) Downey, nephew Desmond Downey along with numerous cousins and friends.
Memorial Service Tuesday, April 10th 11:00 AM Messiah Lutheran Church, 2846 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis MO 63118. Visitation Tuesday April 10th from 10:00 AM until start of service. Interment will be at Our Redeemer Cemetery, 8300 Mackenzie Rd., Affton MO following the service. In lieu of flowers charitable donation may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church at the same address as above or the charity of one's choice.