Ronald Graf Jr., 48

Cicero firefighter, police officer

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Ronald Jerome "Butch" Graf Jr., 48, of Brookfield and formerly of Cicero, died on Oct. 9, 2019. 

Born on July 26, 1971 in Berwyn, Mr. Graf served in the U.S. Navy. He was a police explorer for Miami Dade County and a police officer and firefighter in Cicero. He was also a truck driver for Airgas. 

Mr. Graf was the father of Wyatt J. and Whitney J. Graf; the son of Ruth (Leonard) Bolec-Rutka and the late Ronald Jerome Graf Sr.; the grandson of Adolf "Joe" Kopp; special partner of Amy Cenan; the brother of Christina, Laura Jean, Ronald Jay, Pamela (Brian) King, Jeff and John Allen; the nephew of Richard Bolec; the uncle of Cody, Nick and many other nieces and nephews and a cousin to many. 

Visitation was scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 Desplaines Avenue in North Riverside, with a service at 7 p.m. Funeral Service 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Oct. 16 a funeral service includes prayers at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. 

Interment with military honors take place at noon at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery's public information center by 11:45 a.m.

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