Robert Landgraf, 95Published 5:46pm Sunday, August 5, 2012
Born: March 14, 1917
Died: Aug. 2, 2012
Robert L. Landgraf, M.D., 95, of Niles, died at 7:44 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Riveridge Manor of Niles following a brief illness.
His family is grateful to the staffs of Riveridge Manor and Woodland Terrace for their comforting, compassionate care.
He was born on March 14, 1917, in Mendota, Ill., to John and May (John) Landgraf. He graduated from Seneca (Illinois) High School, attended the University of Iowa, earned his doctorate from Northwestern University, and completed his Pediatric Specialty at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
He came to Niles in 1948, and served the community as a pediatrician. Dr. Landgraf was a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles. He was active in community service, holding elected and appointed offices, and volunteering for various organizations. He was a member of the Berrien County Medical Society, and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army.
On Feb. 21, 1944, in Evanston, Ill., he married the former Mary C. Kenny, with whom he had celebrated the sixty-third anniversary of their wedding before she preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 2007. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and William.
Surviving family includes their children, Carolyn “Lynn” (Casper) Grathwohl, Robert (Mary) Landgraf, Jr., John (Anita “Chickie”) Landgraf, M.D., and William (Ann) Landgraf, all of Niles; eleven grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. Robert Landgraf will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Saint Mary Catholic Church by The Rev. David Otto of the parish. Committal Rites will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Niles.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles, with recitation of the Rosary at 7:45 p.m.
Contributions in memory of Dr. Landgraf may be made to the Niles District Library’s children’s section.